"Andrew York's eclectic writing and playing constitute one of the hippest styles in American classical guitar . . . his writing projects levels of honesty, spirit and magnetism that are rare in contemporary guitar composition." - Guitar Player Magazine
Andrew York is one of today's best-loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. He received a Grammy as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his 16 years with the cutting-edge ensemble. He has recorded numerous CDs; his 2010 CD release Centerpeace offers individual collaborations with guitarist Andy Summers and pianists Mitsuko Kado and Allaudin Mathieu. His most recent solo recording, Yamour, was released on vinyl as a double LP album, and garnered the number one spot in Acoustic Guitar magazine's "Essential Recordings of 2012."
Mr. York's compositions have also been recorded by guitar luminaries Sharon Isbin, Jason Vieaux, John Williams and Christopher Parkening. His music was featured on Vieaux's CD Play, which won a Grammy in 2015, and Isbin's CD Journey to the New World, which won a Grammy in 2010.
Mr. York crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority. Besides his classical contributions, he also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau. He received his Master of Music degree from the 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.
5-Show Season Pass dates: 9/23 - Meng Su; 10/14 - Marcin Dylla; 11/11 - David Leisner & Michael Kelly; 2/10/17 - Andrew York and 4/7/17 - Alvaro Pierri