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Classical Guitarist &
Theorbo Player

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Biography

Andrew Flory

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          Dr. Andrew Flory is a classical guitarist, theorbo player, lutenist, and educator based in Rochester, New York. In 2024, Andrew received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance, Certificate of Advanced Achievement in Early Music, and Performer’s Certificate in Classical Guitar from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. As a multi-instrumentalist and Early music specialist, Andrew captivates audiences around the world with his colorful and nuanced musicality in his repertoire that spans over 500 years across many instruments. Along with his solo career, Andrew is a veteran continuo player with the Collegium Musicum Baroque orchestra and was a member of the Schola Cantorum at Christ Church in Rochester.

          Notable recent performances include a concert and lectures over Baroque Performance Practice and the guitar for the University of Arkansas, a concert and masterclass for the Connecticut Guitar Guild, concerts for the Great Lakes Guitar Society, Rochester Guitar Festival 2022, Rochester Fringe Festival 2021 and 2022, RCS Big Guitar Weekend Student and Alumni showcase 2022, Christ Church Candlelight Concert 2023, MUSIC at St. Mark’s 2022 and 2023, and many performances with Collegium Musicum and Schola Cantorum featuring music by Monteverdi, Purcell, Palestrina, and more.

          For his “musical excellence” and “outstanding academic record”, Andrew was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society in 2023. At Eastman, Andrew studied guitar with Naxos recording artist Nicholas Goluses and he studied lute and theorbo with world renowned lutenist and pedagogue Paul O’Dette. Andrew received his Master of Music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020 under the direction of Allan Neave and Matthew McAllister. It was at RCS where Andrew began his lute and theorbo studies with Jamie Akers. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arkansas in 2015 where he studied with Dr. James Greeson.

          Andrew’s theorbo is a reproduction of a 17th century Schelle theorbo which was built by Daniel Yost of Buffalo, New York. Andrew plays a 2016 Stephan Connor guitar. Andrew's 8-course and 13-course lutes were also built by Daniel Yost.

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Calendar

UPCOMING

- August 17, 2024: West Coast Tour; St. Paul's Concert Series; St. Paul's Episcopal Church; Walnut Creek, CA, 7 pm PT

- August 16, 2024: West Coast Tour; Trinity Lutheran Church of Pleasanton; Pleasanton, CA, 7 pm PT

- August 11, 2024: West Coast Tour; House Concert; Los Angeles, CA, 7:30 pm PT; CONTACT FOR DETAILS

- August 10, 2024: West Coast Tour; First UMC San Diego; San Diego, CA, 4 pm PT

- August 09, 2024: West Coast Tour; St. Mary's Basilica; Phoenix, AZ, 7 pm MST; TICKETS

- August 05, 2024: West Coast Tour; Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral; Reno, NV, 7 pm PT; TICKETS

- August 04, 2024: West Coast Tour; First Presbyterian Church; Boise, ID, 4 pm MDT: TICKETS

- August 03, 2024: West Coast Tour; The Old Madeleine Church; Portland, OR, 7 pm PT

- August 02, 2024: West Coast Tour; Blessed Sacrament Church; Seattle, WA, 7 pm PT; TICKETS

- May 5, 2024: Rochester Classical Guitar; The Little Theatre; Rochester, NY, 7 pm EST  

- April 30, 2024: Collegium Musicum; Kilbourn Hall at The Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY, 7:30 pm EST  

- April 14, 2024: Theorbo and Lute Recital; Downtown United Presbyterian Church; Rochester, NY, 4 pm EST  

ARCHIVE

- April 03, 2024: Fourteen and Six: A Theorbo and Guitar Concert; The Interchurch; New York, NY, 12 pm EST  

- March 09, 2024: Fourteen and Six: A Theorbo and Guitar Concert; Connecticut Guitar Guild; First Congregational Church; Cromwell, CT, 7:30 pm EST  

- March 07, 2024: Fourteen and Six: A Theorbo and Guitar Concert; University of Arkansas; Young Gallery; Vol Walker Hall; Fayetteville, AR, 7 pm CT  

- March 06, 2024: Baroque Music Lecture; University of Arkansas; Music Building; Fayetteville, AR 12 pm CT  

- December 12, 2023: Collegium Musicum; Kilbourn Hall at The Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY, 7:30 pm EST  

- November 18, 2023: Fourteen and Six: A combined Theorbo and Guitar Concert; Skaneateles Library; Skaneateles, NY, 7:30 pm EST  

- November 12, 2023: Fourteen and Six: A combined Theorbo and Guitar Concert; The Church of the Western Reserve; Cleveland, OH, 4 pm EST  

- September 9, 2023: Doctoral Lecture Recital; Ciminelli Hall at The Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY, 4:30 pm EST  

- April 25, 2023: Collegium Musicum; Kilbourn Hall at The Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY, 7:30 pm EST  

- February 28, 2023: Collegium Musicum; Kilbourn Hall at The Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY, 7:30 pm EST  

- February 16, 2023: MUSIC at St. Mark's; St. Mark's Episcopal Church; Le Roy, NY, 7:30 pm EST

- February 5, 2023: Candlelight Concert; Christ Church; Rochester, NY, 8:30 pm EST

- December 13, 2022: Collegium Musicum; Kilbourn Hall at The Eastman School of Music; Rochester, NY, 7:30 pm EST  

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Press Kit

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          Dr. Andrew Flory is a classical guitarist and theorbo player based in Rochester, New York. His diverse programming ranges from Baroque music played on his reproduction 17th century Schelle theorbo to modern guitar works, such as the heart wrenching Ophelia by the late Phillip Houghton. He currently offers two solo programs. The first of which is titled "Fourteen and Six", in reference to the fourteen strings of the theorbo and the six strings of the guitar. This program features both classical guitar and solo theorbo works and offers a wide variety of music spanning from the Baroque period to the 21st century. His second solo program features only solo theorbo works and is titled "Giant of the Baroque". This program brings the listener on a journey back to the 17th century starting with works by the Italian theorbo greats Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638) and Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651). The program then focuses on the music of Robert de Visée (1655-1732/33) who wrote in the contrasting French style and was a court musician for Louis XIV. 

          Andrew received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance, Advanced Performer’s Certificate in Early Music, and Performer’s Certificate in Classical Guitar from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. As a multi-instrumentalist and Early music specialist, Andrew captivates audiences around the world with his colorful and nuanced musicality in his repertoire that spans over 500 years across many instruments. Along with his solo career, Andrew is a veteran continuo player with the Collegium Musicum Baroque orchestra and was a member of the Schola Cantorum at Christ Church in Rochester.

          Notable recent performances include a concert and lectures over Baroque Performance Practice and the guitar for the University of Arkansas, a concert and masterclass for the Connecticut Guitar Guild, concerts for the Great Lakes Guitar Society, Rochester Guitar Festival 2022, Rochester Fringe Festival 2021 and 2022, RCS Big Guitar Weekend Student and Alumni showcase 2022, Christ Church Candlelight Concert 2023, MUSIC at St. Mark’s 2022 and 2023, and many performances with Collegium Musicum and Schola Cantorum featuring music by Monteverdi, Purcell, Palestrina, and more.

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