About this Artist
An exceedingly accomplished musician, Andrés González was trained through the renowned social and musical program in Venezuela, El Sistema. He began his musical journey at the age of two with a baton, cello, and trumpet with his father, Antonio González. At only three years old, he raised the baton for the first time to conduct the Children’s Orchestra and Choir of his hometown.
Andrés would go on to join the trumpet section and ranks of guest conductor of the National Children’s Orchestra of Venezuela, touring throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas where he was tutored by his mentor Maestro José Antonio Abreu and Mario Benzecry.
Professionally, González would perform under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra for thirteen seasons and served on the faculty of the Latinoamerican Trumpet Academy. He served as the Music Director of the José Francisco del Castillo Youth Orchestra and in 2018 was appointed Music Director of Play On Philly. In 2021, Andrés assisted Rafael Payare with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
González is a tireless advocate for transformative youth music education and advancement opportunities for young professional musicians. He went to undergraduates school at the University of the Arts (UNEARTE) in Caracas, Venezuela and training from the Atlantic Coast International Conducting Academy.