Saturday, November 14th, we will experience the beauty and transcendence of one of the most remarkable young talents in the guitar world, Andrea González Caballero. Andrea will take us into the depths of spanish classical guitar in the intimate setting of our UpClose Online series. RSVP Online Here. Free, donations accepted. 


We had the pleasure of speaking recently with Andrea, and getting to know more about her as an artist. She talked about her upbringing as a young musician:

“I was 7 years old when I began playing the guitar, I found it very challenging but at the same time enjoyable. I started doing competitions after my first year learning how to play; I think being a determined child helped me develop the idea of becoming a professional musician. I started travelling to Germany to have private lessons with Prof. Joaquín Clerch at the age of 12 and then ended up doing my Bachelors, Masters and Konzertexam Diploma at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf. All these experiences, good and bad, helped me develop as an artist and as a person. I have lived in four different countries and that in itself has taught me a lot. Two years ago, I moved to Baltimore to study with Prof. Manuel Barrueco.” 

Music and art contain a deep and powerful meaning for everyone, but the connection differs from person to person. Andrea shared a few words about what music means to her: 

“Music is something that is always by your side when you need it. I focus most of my energy on being a better musician, knowing more about music, or trying to be a finer guitarist. But, to be able to achieve it, one has to see the music as something so powerful that it will always be above us. The best thing we can do is to enjoy it and respect it.”

Andrea also wished to share her intentions in the performance with her audience: 

“First of all, I hope they will enjoy the program that I have prepared and I hope they can feel the music and enjoy it as much as I do. All I try is to do is be honest with my performance and make the music stand, because that is the most important thing a performer can do.”