Andrew Schulman

Abaca Productions

Andrew Schulman Internationally acclaimed 8-string guitarist, Andrew Schulman, lives in New York City. He made his New York debut in 1982 on the Guitar-N.Y. series at Carnegie Hall, and his London debut in 1985 at The Purcell Room. Since then, Mr. Schulman has appeared as a soloist at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the White House. He has performed throughout Europe; in the Festival European International in Geneva, the Carnival of Venice in Italy, with Larry Adler in the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in 1991 as one of the last foreign artists to tour the Soviet Union. Andrew Schulman appeared Sundays, from 1999-2005, playing as the first solo guitarist in the history of the legendary Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. With the closing of the Plaza for several years of renovation, he now appeared on Sundays at The Mark Hotel in NY from 2005-2007, and now has a steady engagement at the InterContinental/The Barclay, Wednesdays thru Saturdays, 7-11PM.

Mr. Schulman has made numerous television and radio appearances including recitals on BBC 3, WQXR'S "Listening Room with Robert Sherman", WNYC's "Around NY" and "Soundcheck" with John Schaefer, and NBC-TV's "Fantasy" with Leslie Uggams. He has two worldwide releases on the Centaur label; "The Baroque Style (transcriptions for Eight-string guitar)", and "Lullabies, Reveilles (and Siesta!)". Both recordings have been critically acclaimed and have received extensive international radio play.

Andrew Schulman founded the Abaca String Band in 1991. The group has appeared on the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series since 1995, and has also been presented in concert at the Newport Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, and on many concert series throughout the U.S. They have performed for special events at The White House and the Library of Congress, among many others. Also a composer and prolific arranger for solo guitar and ensemble, Andrew Schulman's music is published by Berben Edizioni Musicali of Italy, the world's largest publisher of guitar music.

Mr. Schulman's combination of instrumental virtuosity and humor made him popular in the NY comedy clubs such as The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and Dangerfield's. His use of humor on the concert stage gives his solo and chamber performances an unexpected spin on traditional classical music.