Andrés Felipe Estrada Casanova

Andrés Felipe Estrada Casanova

Born in Samaniego, Colombia, in 1995. Since 2022, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Trumpet Chair with professor Reinhold Friedrich. He has been granted scholarships by Fundación Santo Domingo and Fundación Albéniz. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed him the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in the 2023-2024 academic year.

He has attended masterclasses by Eric Aubier, Manuel Blanco Luis Gonzales, Juan Fernando Avendaño, Edward Barahona, Ferney Lucero Calvachi, Philippe Schartz, Mark Hughes, and Ole Edvard Antonsen.

He has been awarded second prize at the Trumpet Orchestral Repertoire Competition, Junior Category, and the First Latinamerican Trumpet Orchestral Repertoire Competition, Master Category.

He has played at the Musikverein in Vienna, Opera House in Zurich and the National Theatres of Mexico City, Tegucigalpa-Honduras, Presidente San Salvador, and Melico Salazar in San José de Costa Rica, among others.

He graduated from the National University of Colombia. He studied with Maestro Juan Fernando Avendaño and was part of several Colombian music ensembles, such as the Universidad de Cauca Bicentenary Symphony; the Music Conservatory of his university and the Bogotá Symphony Orchestra Foundation, with whom he was also soloist, as well as the Orchestra of Americas, Colombia Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonietta FMM and the Colombia National Symphony Orchestra. He is currently principal trumpetist of the Bogotá Youth Philharmonic Band.

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Juanjo Mena.