Andrew York is one of my favorite classical guitarists and modern guitar composers. I first learned about York when I was taking classical guitar lessons in college, when he was a member of the famed Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). While I enjoyed the work that the LAGQ were doing, I especially enjoyed York’s compositions. My favorite composition of his is Sunburst, which has been played and recorded by many of the most famous classical guitarists of the 20th Century, including John Williams and Christopher Parkening.
Andrew York has recently left the LAGQ and embarked on a solo career. Even while a member of the LAGQ, York released several solo albums, including Perfect Sky, Denouement, and Into Dark. He has recently also recorded some of his compositions using Andres Segovia’s famed Hermann Hauser guitar on a CD called Hauser Sessions.
If you enjoy classical guitar music, then I highly recommend checking out Andrew York’s music. He incorporates many styles of music into his compositions, including jazz, folk music, and, of course, classical music.
[…] an editorial aside, I am a big fan of Andrew York who left the group last year. It’ll be interesting to see how the dynamic has changed with […]