CGC 045 : Andrew York

//CGC 045 : Andrew York
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CGC 045 : Andrew York

Andrew York is one of today’s most recognized and accomplished composers for the classical guitar and he is an internationally renowned concert performer. York is one of the founding members of the LA Guitar Quartet, with whom he received a Grammy award. He also received Grammy awards for his own compositions that appeared on Grammy-winning albums Play by Jason Vieaux and Journey to the New World by Sharon Isbin. He has recorded numerous albums of his own works, the most recent of which is Yamour, which was chosen as one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s  “Essential Recordings of 2012.” Many masters of the guitars have recorded and performed Andrew’s works and his compositions have been published by numerous respected presses. Andrew is not only a classical performer but is an accomplished jazz guitarist and published a book of jazz guitar instruction for classical guitarists aptly named Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats (in 3 volumes).

Andrew is also passionate about mathematics and he has not only written compositions around mathematical themes, such as his recent “Equations of Beauty,” a suite in six movements each focusing on a different mathematical theme, but he has also written blog posts about math on his website.

2017-04-24T00:10:51+00:007 Comments


  1. Drew Burgess April 24, 2017 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Sitting in the kitchen in the late afternoon we enjoyed listening to the podcast. Andrew’s idea of patterns is strong. My wife says it is everything she enjoys about quilting. As an art teacher I am aware that it is patterns which form so much of what art is throughout the world. Thank you for the inspired conversation!

    • John May 5, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Indeed, humans are pattern seaking by design and as a graphics teacher I was quite obsessed with patterns.

      Love Andrews guitar work – especially the composition ‘home’.

  2. John Savage April 24, 2017 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Great podcast. Andrew was probably looking for the word “synergy”

  3. marathoner1234 April 24, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Excellent podcast – loved it! Also love his composition “Home” and hope that it finds its way onto a recording sometime soon.

  4. Immanuel April 24, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Really enjoyed this podcast. Andrew is fascinating to listen to. I could have listened for another few hours. Thanks Simon for allowing so much space for forum member questions. Whilst the questions didn’t fit with any pattern, Andrew had lots of interesting things to say on whatver issue came up. I liked the fact the interview didn’t have a predictable structure.

  5. Chris April 25, 2017 at 12:29 am - Reply

    I have always liked Andrew York’s compositions, so it was especially interesting to hear him speak of his thoughts and passions that lie behind the music he compose and plays. Fascinating interview, along with two inspiring videos.

  6. Michael Clunn April 25, 2017 at 3:20 am - Reply

    What a great interview; he is an excellent story teller and had very interesting answers to all the questions we fired at him. His answer about the interrelated patterns resonated with me because that’s what I’ve loved about my favorite books: the more you peel back the more find; and the more complete the entire work feels. Thank you Simon for doing this interview and allowing CGC members so much input!

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