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Andres Rodrigo
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Cellist

Andrés Rodrigo López was born in New York. He began studying the cello with Giuseppe Martorana at a tender age. He continued his studies with Amedeo Baldovino at the Fiesole Music School in Italy. At the Academy of Music in Pescara he was graduated cum laude after attending master courses sponsored by the European Community in chamber music with Franco and Bruno Mezzena and orchestral conducting with Michele Marvulli and Mario Gusella. López took other master courses in chamber music with Franco and Bruno Mezzena in Pescara, Congegliano Veneto, and Enna, with Giuseppe Garbarino and Maureen Jones at the Fiesole School of Music, and with Piero Farulli in Lerici. In many of these master courses he was awarded a diploma with merit. At the S.I.M.C. (Italian Society of Contempory Music) in Rome, he took master courses in contemporary cello repertoire with Sigried Palm and was selected to play in the final concert. López was the founding member of the E.CO., the Contemporary Ensemble of Pisa, and with it and other groups has collaborated with important contemporary composers, among them Salvatore Sciarrino and Marco Tutino.

He has been first cello and conductor of various Italian orchestras, among them, the Symphony Orchestra of the Pescara Academy of Music, the Chamber Music Orchestra of Fiesole, the Verdi Theatre Orchestra of Pisa, the Chamber Music Orchestra of Milano, the Quarttetone, the Mediterranean Symphony Orchestra, the Verona Philharmonic, and the Orchestra Cittŕ di Pavia. He was invited to direct the Kishinev Philharmonic in Moldavia. He has taught chamber music at the Trento Conservatory of Music. He has recorded for the Rai (Italian state television) and private networks, and made records for Rodolphe (the Europe collection), Yolotl (Mexico), Nuova Era, and Arkadia.

His concert activities include recitals with piano and solo, orchestral concerts (both as conductor and as soloist) and collaboration with various chamber music ensembles. López has played for the most important Italian and international concert organizations in Milano, Rome, Pavia, Pistoia, Alessandria, Siena, Pisa, Florence, Bari, Lecce, Pescara, Verona; Paris, Puteau; New York, Boston; Mexico City, Seoul, and Sendai-Japan. Alirio Diaz said about him: "...he has conquered without difficulty the privileges of that maturity which today distinguish his youthful and attractive artistic personality... His repertoire is one of the most complete that a cellist can have in these times."

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