Singer, composer and pianist Anastasia Royal and guitarist Andrew Kremer will join forces in Duo A2 for a program of exuberant pieces by Brahms, but also Santoro, Brouwer, Piazzola, and Royal.
Andrew Kremer is a Chicago area guitarist who began playing at the age of 12 under the instruction of Jim Konsbruck. His studies with Jim would last throughout high school.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Columbia College Chicago. During his time there he studied composition with Philip Seward, orchestration with Ilya Levinson, and classical guitar with Norman Ruiz. Andrew has also studied jazz guitar with Dave Saenger, Frank Portolese and Bill Boris.
Pursuing classical guitar further, Andrew participated in the International Festival de la Guitarra in Cordoba Spain where he studied with Pepe Romero and Pavel Steidl. (2005)
Andrew won first prize in the Society of American Musicians collegiate classical guitar competition. Following this he gave a concert for the Chicago Classical Guitar Society featuring the music of Sor, Rodrigo, Barrios, and Guiliani. (2007)