Member Profile : Andrew Veivers

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Over the past twenty years Andrew Veivers has established himself as a musician, teacher, director and composer of the highest calibre – touring, recording, composing, and arranging extensively for solo projects, his groups Flamenco Fire and The Saruzu Quartet as well as for great Australian artistic institutions such as Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Queensland and the Woodford Folk Festival.

One of Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, Andrew Veivers draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises.

From the beginning, Andrew combined the traditional study of flamenco with the formal training of the classical guitar. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1993 from the University of Queensland (St. Lucia) Andrew spent 3 years studying, teaching and performing in London, Madrid and Amsterdam.

At venues ranging from Blenheim Palace (UK) to The Dillington Classical Guitar Festival (UK) to chamber music series' in The Netherlands to concerts in Japan and performances at many of Australia's leading concert venues and festivals, Andrew has appeared as a soloist as well as with his groups Flamenco Fire and The Saruzu Quartet to great critical acclaim.

Andrew was the Musical Director for the Scenic Rim People's Orchestra and Fires on Top of Mountains in 2018.

See Andrew at The Big Pitch on Wednesday 2 October and Fusion on Saturday 5 October.