Andrea González Caballero (Spain) - June 7, 2019

Concert - Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Historic Eliot Chapel - 1011 SW 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97205 Map

Considered one of today's most acclaimed young guitarists, Andrea stands out for her character and sensitivity. She has recently been awarded with the First Prize at the “XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition”, being the youngest guitarist to achieve it. She has obtained more than twenty national and international prizes such as the First Prize and the Special Prize "Carla Minen" at the “XL International Competition F. Sor” (Rome) or the Honorary Prize David Russell for young talents.

In 2017 she made her debut in China offering a tour of concerts in six cities of the country, obtaining excellent reviews. In her growing career, she has been invited to festivals such as "Guitar Festival of San Diego" (USA), "International Guitar Festival of Szeged"(Hungary)," Guitar Festival of Monterrey "(Mexico) , "Festival Isaac Nicola" in Havana (Cuba) or Viva la Guitarra in Düsseldorf (Germany) where she played as soloist with the "Sinfonietta Ratingen" orchestra the and the conductor Thomas Gabrisch. Andrea has also performed in distinguished theaters such as the “National Auditorium of Madrid” and the “Juan March Foundation” among others. Selected by the "International Guitar Foundation" of London in 2016, she debuted in the UK offering concerts in venues such as King's Cross in London or Sage Gateshead in Newcastle, expanding the number of countries in which she has performed.

Andrea has been supported by “Alexander von Humboldt Foundation”, “DAAD” (German Academic Exchange Service), “AIE” (Society of Performing Artists of Spain) and “Provincial Council of Guipuzcoa” to study at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf (Germany), where she graduated with  honors.

In 2017 Andrea published her new CD recorded by Naxos, where she combines new guitar compositions dedicated to her by J.Clerch and master works for guitar by I.Albéniz, F.Tárrega or B.Britten.