Andrew Blanch's performances nationally and internationally, success in music competitions and his recent debut CD Release Spanish Guitar Music are earning him "a reputation as one of the country's leading young classical guitarists," (MGF). Andrew has won ten prizes in music competitions nationally and internationally including First Prize in this year's edition of the Melbourne International Guitar Competition (2016), and First Prize in the Inaugural Whitworth-Roach Classical Music Competition (2015) open to all instruments.
Spanish Guitar Music, Andrew's debut album, was released this year to critical acclaim: "Andrew Blanch is the real deal... Extremely enjoyable from start to finish." (Classics Today); "This is one of the best debut albums I have ever heard." (Soundboard Magazine); "This disc secures this young musician's place amongst a glittering Australian classical guitar constellation." (Limelight Magazine) Andrew has a Bachelor of Music with first-class honours from the ANU. His PhD in expert tertiary guitar pedagogy has afforded him privileged access to film and analyse the teaching practices of world-renowned guitar pedagogues, Timothy Kain (Australia) and Judicael Perroy (France).