As an active soloist, chamber musician and composer from the United States, Andy Cowling has a passion for furthering classical music appreciation, from the ancient to the modern times. As an accomplished concert guitarist with a technically demanding repertoire, ranging from music of the orthodox classical, romantic and baroque times to modern music, Cowling presents solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States and Europe.
In 2014, Andy Cowling graduated summa cum laude from the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Musical Performance under Germany's leading classical guitarist Prof. Frank Bungarten. Studying with Prof. Paul Reilly, he received his Bachelor of Music at the Ball State University and graduated with an Artist Diploma in Classical Guitar Performance in 2011.
At the Aspen Music Festival & School, he studied with world-renowned guitarist Sharon Isbin and Marco Cappelli, performed in master classes for Oscar Ghiglia at the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, and Daniel Boring and Murray Holland at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Classical Guitar Workshop.
Since 2013, he is collaborating with the guitarist Daniel Knoop in the Duo Cowling & Knoop and is dedicated to provide the audience with rousing interpretations, playing exclusively on Bernd Martin guitars.
In addition to performing, Andy has held several teaching positions as an adjunct professor at Taylor University, as the Graduate Assistant for Guitar at Ball State University and as a guitar instructor at Artsplace in Indiana. Currently he is teaching Classical Guitar at the New Yorker Musische Akademie in CJD Braunschweig, Germany and maintains a private studio.