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Andrés Arroyo Figueroa was born in Sincelejo, Sucre (Colombia) in 1995. He began his musical process in the Sistema de Orquestas Batuta in Sincelejo with Estefanía Arrieta. In 2012, he began his studies at the Red de Escuelas de música de Medellín with Deivy Guerra and later at the University of Antioquia with Ilko Rusev, with whom he finished his university studies.
Winner of the II competition of Young Soloists of the Antioquia University (2016), X version of the competition of Young Soloists in tribute to J.S. Bach of the Antioquia University (2016), he was part of the gala of young talent of the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra (2014) and was a fellow of the Classical Music Festival of Cartagena (2015).
Andrés has participated in festivals such as Young Euro Classic, Rheingau Musik Festival, The Classical Criterion Series, Cartagena Festival, among others. Throughout his artistic work he has played in such stages as: Wiener Staatsoper, Musikverein, Alte Oper, Konzerthaus Berlin, Kölner Philharmonie, Mozart Salzburg, Jones Hall (Houston), New World Center (Miami) and has shared the stage with orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Houston Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Musikkollegium winterthur, Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
He has accompanied such soloists as Cecilia Bartoli, Juan Diego Flórez, Rolando Villazón, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Roberto González-Monjas, among others.
He has received double bass master classes with: Janne Saksala, Herbert Mayr, Ander Perrino, Jeff Bradetich, Luis Cabrera, Johane González, Antonio García Araque, Samuel Alcantara, Robin Kesselman, among other.
He is currently a member of the Iberoamerican Philharmonic Academy and the Young Philharmonic of Colombia.
Since 2018 he is studying a Master’s degree in Artistic Interpreting Teaching at the Reina Sofia School of Music in the Chair of Double Bass Unidad Editorial with Duncan McTier.