Andrew York: guitarist and composer


Andrew York plays Sunburst, Jubilation

 By Miche Archetto
Andrew York is a guitarist with a deep sense of melody and harmony. In this video he plays live his composition “Sunburst” (AKA Jubilation), which I found very soulful and intensely played.
According to his website “York’s compositions have been recorded by guitar luminaries John Williams and Christopher Parkening, and Japanese pianist Mitsouko Kado.  As a published composer, York’s works appear in print worldwide through Alfred Publications, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay Publications, Guitar Solo Publications, Doberman-Yppan in Canada, Ricordi in London, and Gendai in Japan.
Besides his classical performance and compositional accomplishments, Andrew also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau.  As a classical musician, Andrew received a grant from the Del Amo Foundation for Study in Spain.  Andrew received his Master of Music degree from University of Southern California, and is the only USC graduate in the school’s history to twice receive the Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award – in 1997 as a member of LAGQ and in 2003 as the sole recipient.
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