Co-founder of Trujillo Academy of Music
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 student 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 en Montpellier, France.
Andres obtained a degree in arts from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. His thesis on “The History and Possibilities of the Venezuelan Cuatro” received the highest distinction.
At present, Mr. Trujillo lives in Miami with his wife Darleen. Together, 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.” They also are music ministers at different parishes throughout South Florida (St Agnes Catholic Church, “Ermita de la Caridad” National Shrine and St. Hugh Catholic Church).
Before the opening of his own academy, Mr. Trujillo held a reputable violin studio at the Miami Conservatory of Music for the last 15 years.