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Andrew Blanch

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Andrew Blanch has been making a splash in recent years with frequent concertising, a number of competition prizes and widespread success of his debut CD Spanish Guitar Music. Soundboard Magazine (USA) called Spanish Guitar Music “one of the best debut albums I’ve ever heard”, Limelight Magazine (Australia) gave it 4 stars praising his “unique gifts” and the Melbourne Guitar Foundation has declared Andrew “one of Australia’s foremost classical guitarists”. Growing up on the beaches of Sydney’s east, Andrew left for Canberra at the age of 18 to study with renowned guitarist Timothy Kain. After more than five years under Kain’s mentorship, Andrew has since returned to Sydney, and frequently gives concerts around the country and abroad including recitals in Paris, London, Washington DC and a concerto performance with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Alumni Orchestra. He excelled on the competition circuit with over ten major prizes including First Place in both the Melbourne International Guitar Competition (2016) and the Whitworth-Roach Classical Music Competition (2015). Andrew is now enjoying life in Sydney’s north, which he uses as a base between domestic and international touring. In his time at home, Andrew loves socialising with friends and making music with others and is working on several different musical collaborations including an exciting trio project with renowned guitarist Ariel Nurhadi and Australia’s premier baritone José Carbó. You can get to know Andrew better by following his Facebook Page