In association with
Mr Andy Terry

Biography

Andy first started studying Classical Guitar at the age of fifteen He began his studies with Edgard Zaldua, Professor of Guitar at Harrow public school, who first introduced him to what was to become a lifelong interest in South American music, and he played the first of many public concerts after just two years of tuition. Edgard Zaldua is a Colombian guitarist, born in Bogota, who studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Madrid under Regino Sainz de la Maza, the famous guitarist who performed the premiere of the Concierto de Aranjuez in 1940, and to whom it was dedicated.

Andy then became the first guitarist to study music at Keele University in the UK, under the guidance of Professor Peter Dickinson who encouraged his interest in 20th century South American composers, particularly the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and the Venezuelan guitarist and composer, Antonio Lauro. Without any facilities for guitar tuition at Keele at that time, Andy travelled to the School of Music in Birmingham for tuition from Professor Brian Whitehouse, and played many concerts in and around Birmingham, as well as at Keele as part of his studies.

As well as many venues over the years in the UK, Andy has played concerts in Paris, Hannover, and in the beautiful city of Vitebsk in Belarus. Most recently he played in the Madeiran towns of Calheta and Funchal.

In 2004 Andy was very privileged to meet the great international Classical guitarist Maestro Alirio Diaz, pupil and friend to Andres Segovia, who worked closely with Villa-Lobos and Lauro. Despite the barrier of language, they managed to communicate through music very well, and the maestro was kind enough to show him fingerings for some Lauro pieces!

Having suffered from a degenerative eye disease all his life, Andy is now registered blind, with very limited vision, but does not allow this to interfere with his performing and teaching.

Contact Andy

Address: Norton
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST6 8NQ
Phone: 07821200851
Mobile: 07821200851
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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