ARTIST PROFILE FOR
ANDREW BYRNE - LUTENIST
Andrew Byrne specialises in historically-informed performance on ancient plucked European instruments of the lute and guitar families from 1500 to 1800. A Queenslander by birth, and originally self-taught, since 1996 Andrew has performed and recorded internationally and at home with some of the leading exponents of early music, such as Eduardo Eguez, Furio Zanasi, and Gabriel Garrido. He graduated on lute from Sydney Conservatorium in 2001, received scholarships for further study in Italy and Spain in 2002-2004. Interdisciplinary studies are a key interest, as a key aspect of Renaissance thought.
In 2009 Andrew created an acclaimed "Live Renaissance Multimedia Event" for the International Year of Astronomy, celebrating historic links between music and astronomy from Plato to Galileo, entitled: Harmonious Revolutions: Galileo and the Music of the Spheres. He currently teaches historic lute performance at the Early Music Studio at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and previously taught at Sydney Conservatorium's Early Music Unit. Since 2015 he focuses on historic, all-gut strung solo performance of virtuoso repertoire for the various baroque lute types. For more information visit Andrew Byrne - Lutenist
The Baroque Explorations Series are presented between May and December 2018. The series comprises five or six smaller recitals presented as part of Adelaide Baroque’s philosophy of mentoring. Opportunities are offered for emerging and established artists to try new ideas, experiment and/or play works not often performed. These smaller concerts are possible due to the generous sponsorship of North Adelaide Baptist Church