Andre Azevedo began taking violin lessons when he was 8 years old. When he turned 16 he decided to make music his career. Over the years he has had the privilege of studying with esteemed professors Erick Pajares, Maestro Rafael Nunes, Carla Trynchuk, Dr. Marc Elysee and Rogerio Nunes. Andre has had the opportunity to perform in concerts as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Peru, Brazil, and the US, performing works by Mendelssohn, Sarasate, Vivaldi and others. In addition, in 2015 he performed together with his wife, Cinthia in the world premiere of Juan Carlos Salcedo's piece for violin and piano "Elegy."
In 2010, he began giving lessons at the university conservatory in Peru, and in 2015 he was invited to work there full time as coordinator of the strings department, in addition to teaching violin and directing the beginner orchestra.
In 2016, inspired by many long afternoons spent at a local luthier's shop, Andre began exploring the world of lutherie and doing rehairs. Since then, his workshop has grown and he is currently working on making his first violin bow, in addition to repairing and restoring instruments.
Currently, he is in his last semester of a Bachelors in Music at Southwestern Adventist University and concertmaster of the University Orchestra, in addition to serving as the Artistic Director of Keene Youth Strings. Together with his wife Cinthia he founded Elara Strings, providing live music for concerts and events throughout Texas and a music studio where they offer piano, violin, and viola lessons.
Concert will be held in Wharton Auditorium on Sunday, April 28 at 6:00pm. Free admission and event will be livestreamed at "Southwestern's Department of Music" facebook page!
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