Andrey Lebedev started playing guitar at age seven in Adelaide, Australia inspired by his father singing Russian bard songs. He grew up playing classical guitar through the South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble, jazz guitar in the SA Youth Superband, and rock music in scratch bands at school, but became enamoured with classical music after receiving a Glenn Gould CD as a teenager.

His history with using the guitar as a cross-genre instrument continues to inform his work. He is a keen collaborator across traditional stylistic boundaries and has performed with musicians as diverse as electroacoustic artist Tim Moriarty and countertenor Partick Terry.

Andrey studied with Timothy Kain at the Australian National University, and was a full scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music under Michael Lewin where he graduated with a Regency Award and the David Russell Guitar Prize.

He is a City Music Foundation Artist, and is grateful for the generous support he has received from the Hattori Foundation, Imogen Cooper Music Trust, ABRSM, Julian Bream Trust, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Australian Music Foundation, Tillett Trust, Tait Trust, and Musicians’ Company.

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Performances for CAM:

19th September 2018