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Andres Sanchez

Nationality: USA

Age: 26

Stage: Semifinal


STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Dimitri Shostakovich, Cello Concerto in E flat Major, Allegro con moto; Manuel DeFalla, Suite Espagnole; Marlos Nobre, Poem III

Cellist Andres Sanchez-Linares, born in Allentown PA, began his cello studies at the age of eight years old under the wing of former Puerto Rico symphony cello principal Miguel Rojas. After two years he continued his studies with cellist Jesus Morales, member of the Dali Quartet and former principal of the Puerto Rico Symphony. At 10 years of age, Andres made his first solo debuts in the Midwest Clinic of Chicago and the Ocean City Pops orchestra. Three years later, he made his Carnegie hall debut as soloist with the ArCoNet chamber orchestra. At age 16, Andres was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013 where he  studied with cellists Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Andres graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2020 and is continuing his studies at the New England Conservatory under the guidance of Paul Katz. Andres has made solo appearances with the Kennet Square Symphony, the Central Jersey Symphony, the Summit Symphony, Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and the Gabrieli Ensemble. As a member of the AYA Trio, he made his Beethoven triple concerto debut with the Waterbury Symphony.
As cellist of the AYA trio, he has performed across the country in esteemed series including Concerts International in Memphis TN, the Schneider Concert series at the Mannes School of Music. The trio recently made its debut in the Brevard Music Center and New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall.

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