Andrey Lebedev is an acclaimed Australian classical guitarist with an insatiable curiosity to explore new avenues of music making. He is the laureate of top international competitions including the 2017 ARD Competition and the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America. In 2014, he was the first young guitarist invited by Julian Bream to perform for Julian Bream Trust, premiering Trust commissions by Harrison Birtwistle and Leo Brouwer at St Johns Smith Square. Acclaimed interpreter of contemporary music, he has had new works written for him by Brett Dean, Leo Brouwer and Peter Sculthorpe, and was awarded the Prize for the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Piece at ARD. Equally at home with early repertoire, he was awarded First Prize and special Bach Prize at the Gisborne International Music Competition for his transcription of J.S. Bach’s D Minor Violin Partita, and performs regularly with singers as an accompanist on lute and guitar. Performances at the Hong Kong Altamira International Guitar Symposium (China), Cultura Artistica Serie de Violao (Brazil), Dark Mofo Festival (Australia), and Buxton International Festival (UK), are a testament to his versatility as an artist of exceptional calibre.