• Taught by his father, Bandi, he gained his first experiences as a musician from busking on the streets of Limerick and Cork, Ireland. He also attended jazz workshops in Limerick and Sligo, and later travelled to New York to study at Skidmore Jazz Institute, under scholarship from the combined Art Councils of Ireland. In 2009, at the age of twelve, Andreas reached a national audience on RTE’s ‘The Guitar’ competition. Around the same time he wrote to Irish drumming star David Lyttle, introducing himself as a twelve-year-old jazz guitarist. Lyttle quickly began featuring him in his group, often alongside international players such as Andreas Oberg, Torsten Goods, Soweto Kinch, Terell Stafford and Michael Janisch. Andreas has also guested with guitar icons Louis Stewart and Tommy Emmanuel, toured in duo with Martin Taylor, and made numerous appearances on BBC and RTE television and radio.

    On Andreas’ debut album, ‘Questions’, he co-leads with David Lyttle, and also features US bass star Michael Janisch and Bandi on rhythm guitar. Released on LYTE Records, and launched at the Cork Jazz Festival in October 2010, the CD includes two of Andreas’ originals, a solo version of ‘The Shadow of Your Smile’ and Django Reinhardt’s ‘Festival 48′. Celebrating the release of ‘Questions’ and an exciting upcoming year of festival appearances in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany and the South Pacific, Andreas and his band recently appeared on RTE television’s ‘The Late Late Show’, playing his composition ‘A Day in New York’. On March 21st, he became the youngest musician to headline at London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s, receiving two standing ovations and four-star reviews from The Times and Evening Standard. ‘Questions’ was selected by Guitarist Magazine as an album of the week, and Andreas’ first cover feature, for Guitar Player Magazine, was distributed worldwide in April 2011. Shortly afterwards he headlined at Festival Django Reinhardt, Samois Sur Seine, followed by Noumea Jazz Festival, New Caledonia, South Pacifc. In early 2012, the Varadys made Germany their home. Andreas has since toured around Germany and Europe, and in July 2012 performed in Quincy Jones’ Global Gumbo project at Montreux Jazz Festival. Following on the success of this group, Andreas will visit the US in September 2012. He is due to record and release his second album in 2013.

    Andreas is a Benedetto artist and plays his own signature variation of the Bambino model. He is also endorsed by D’Addario strings and Planet Waves cables.

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  • Andreas Varady @ Ankara


    Euphrates Artists presents the most fascinating and unique performance ever in Ankara with one of the world’s youngest talents, ANDREAS VARADY! Andreas Varady is bringing his brilliance and energy to Ankara as he is performing with his trio on November 23rd at METU Visnelik Hall. We would be very proud to share this joy with all.