Chosen among the Top 100 Women Leaders of Spain in 2019 and FEMUPO Woman in Culture Award, Andrea González has performed in numerous venues in Australia, Cuba, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain as a soloist, performing chamber music and with orchestras. Her concerts at the Australian National University of Canberra, the Teatro Nacional de Cuba, the Barbican Center in London, the Teatro de La Scala in Milan, the Palau de la Música in Valencia or the Teatro Colón in A Coruña stand out.

He also directs since 2013 the International Keyboard Festival of the Eurocity Tui – Valença (IKFEM), unique for being the first cross-border festival between Spain and Portugal. An essential appointment with music to discover the rich cultural heritage treasured by the two banks of the river Minho, between the southwest of Galicia and northern Portugal. An exceptional format in the world and a reference in the cultural panorama that has counted with illustrious presences such as the soprano Ainhoa Arteta or the designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. The IKFEM Festival has been a finalist in the Iberian Festival Awards and has been part of the ‘Mostra Espanha’ program organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Andrea González (Tui, 1987) is a pianist, music manager, pedagogue and disseminator. Chosen among the ‘Top 100 Women Leaders of Spain’ in 2019, the multifaceted Galician artist has performed on multiple stages in Australia, Cuba, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain, highlighting her concerts at the Australian National University of Canberra, the National Theater of Cuba and the Barbican Center in London. He publishes in 2022 his new album ‘Salvado – Piano Works’ (Warner Music Spain), an album that recovers the music of the monk Rosendo Salvado, an iconic figure of the nineteenth century and born in his native town. He also directs since 2013 the International Keyboard Festival of the Eurocity Tui – Valença (IKFEM), unique for being the first cross-border festival between Spain and Portugal. 

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Andrea González is professor of Production and Management of Music and Performing Arts at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo, vice-president of Juventudes Musicales de España and president of Xuventudes Musicais Eixo Atlántico. Previously, she has been technical director of the Orquesta Vigo 430, artistic director of Camiños Sonoros of the Xunta de Galicia, manager of the Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo and coordinator of the Young Audiences Music of Jeunesses Musical International. Passionate about education and supporting young talent, she frequently gives piano master classes and participates as a jury member in competitions such as the Santa Cecilia International Competition (Portugal), the Orbetello International Piano Competition (Italy), the Villa de Xàbia International Piano Competition (Spain) and the Great Piano Masters (online), as well as giving lectures on cultural entrepreneurship and female empowerment.

She holds a Master of Arts in Music Business Management from the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom, a Diploma in Music Management and Entrepreneurship from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala and a Master in Music Performance from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, both in Italy, and a Higher Degree in Music from the Conservatorio Salvado Seguí in Spain. She has also received scholarships from the Pedro Barrié de la Maza and Segundo Gil Dávila foundations.

She feels a particular affinity for her land, Galicia, and for her country, Spain. Always immersed in new ways of propagating our cultural heritage, her album ‘Salvado – Piano Works’ (Warner Music Spain) recovers the music of the Spanish monk Rosendo Salvado, founder of the only monastic town in Australia and pioneer in the defense of the human rights of the Aborigines. An iconic figure of the 19th century, Salvado was born in Tui, as was González. Therefore, the multifaceted Galician artist has been dedicated since 2014 to discover, study and interpret the piano music of Rosendo Salvado that has led her to know the Australian abbey and participate in the project “From Rosendo to Rosendo” awarded at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards along with the Spanish rocker Rosendo Mercado. Impressed by the pianistic and musical value of this Benedictine monk of the 19th century, Andrea Gonzalez has wanted to make his compositions known to the point of having become a vital reference.