CANBERRA-trained classical guitarist, Andrey Lebedev, has won the 2012 National Fine Music Network Young Performer Award.
This follows his success in winning the inaugural ACT award, sponsored by Canberra’s Music and Arts Radio station, ArtSound FM92.7. Earlier this year, as “CityNews” reported, he was awarded first prize in the Adelaide International Guitar Competition and took out the highly sought-after Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship,
The award was announced at St John’s Southgate in Melbourne earlier this week during a national broadcast of the finals, heard on ArtSound FM and other stations of the Fine Music Network.
Lebedev, who is fromAdelaide, is completing his fourth year of study at the ANU School of Music under guitar guru, Prof Timothy Kain.
He competed for the award against Alex Raineri (piano) from Queensland, Bo An Lu (piano) from Sydney, Aaron Ch’ng (violin) from Melbourne and Marianna Grynchuk (piano) from Adelaide.
He wins $10,000, sponsored by the Robert Salzer Foundation and participating Fine Music Network stations, as well as a Kawai digital piano supplied by Kawai Australia.