Andres Trujillo was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1963. He began his musical studies at age five. In 1972, he enrolled at the Escuela Provincial de Artes, where he received violin lessons from renowned Russian Professor Emil Chalbach. In 1979, he resumed his studies in Caracas, Venezuela, at the Emil Friedman Music School, where he became the orchestra’s Concert Master and had the opportunity to travel to New York and Spain. He joined the first violin section of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in 1981 and became the pupil of Professor Jose Francisco del Castillo.
Mr. Trujillo participated in multiple national and international festivals and tours, such as the Antonio Vivaldi Violin Festival in Venezuela and Radio France Music Festival in Montpellier, France. Andres obtained a degree in arts from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. His thesis entitled, “The History and Possibilities of the Venezuelan Cuatro” received the highest distinction.
At present, he lives in Miami, holds his violin studio at the Miami Conservatory of Music and teaches at St. Peter and Paul Catholic School with his wife Darleen. They also are music ministers at different parishes (St Agnes Catholic Church, “Ermita de la Caridad” National Shrine, and St. Hugh Catholic Church). They perform a violin-and-piano classical repertoire, as well as art songs from Cuba and Latin America, and have released two compact discs, “Por la Cancion Cubana” and “Contradanza Cuna de Bailes”.