Andrew Flory is a classical guitarist and theorbo player based in Rochester, New York. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate and Performer’s Certificate recipient at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. There he studies guitar with Naxos recording artist Dr. Nicholas Goluses and is also pursuing an Advanced Performer’s certificate in Early Music with world renowned lutenist and historical performance practice expert Paul O’Dette. In addition to guitar
performances, Andrew plays theorbo as a member of the Collegium Musicum Baroque orchestra led by Paul O’Dette and Christel Thielmann and he performs every Sunday night at Christ Church in Rochester with Schola Cantorum for their candlelight compline service. Andrew also performs solo theorbo works in his solo performances.
For his “musical excellence” and “outstanding academic record”, Andrew was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society in 2023. Notable recent performances include 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, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and King Arthur with Collegium Musicum 2022 and 2023 respectively.
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.