Andrew Maginley, director, baroque lute & guitar
Andrew Maginley is a Native New Yorker and Fulbright Scholar. Since 1995 Andrew has lived in Europe, first in Germany and now in the UK, working as solo recitalist and high profile continuo player throughout Europe, the U.K. and North America.
Andrew began playing electric guitar whilst studying illustration at the High School of Art & Design, New York. After gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, he studied lute and theorbo at Mannes College of Music receiving a Master's Degree in Historical Performance.
Andrew specializes in the virtuoso solo music of the d-minor baroque lute. His second solo recording, Andrew Maginley: The Baroque Lute - J.S. Bach, S.L. Weiss & Adam Falckenhagen, on Avie Records has been highly praised. He has given solo performances at the Bachhaus in Eisenach, Germany, the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the New York City Early Music Series, as well as playing live on BBC Radio 3. Festival appearances have included the International Handel-Festival Göttingen, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Berlin Tage für Alte Musik, Aspen Festival, Telemann Festspiele Magdeburg, and the Händel Festspiele Halle.
Most recently Andrew has worked with The English Concert, Orchestra of St. Lukeís, John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Ulster Orchestra featuring Andreas Scholl, Liceo Opera Barcelona, Los Angeles Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne Opera. Andrew also appeared onstage at the Nederlandse Opera throughout Cosi fan tutte, as a wandering guitar-player accompanying all recitatives on solo guitar, with Danielle de Niese and Sally Matthews.