Esfera Armoniosa- Early music ensemble


Tenor Andrés Silva concluded a Master's in Music with an emphasis in voice at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. With a scholarship from the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, he studied baroque and classical singing with Gerd Türk. He has sung as a soloist in various halls throughout Europe, under the direction of esteemed artists such as Jordi Savall, Andrea Marcon, Joshua Rifkin, Gabriel Garrido, Jesper Christensen, and Antony Rooley.

He has participated in important festivals such as the Amherst Early Music Festival in the USA, the Festival de Música Misiones de Chiquitos in Bolivia, as well as the Ambronay European Baroque Academy and Le Chemin du Baroque in France. Additional to his career as a soloist, Andrés has collaborated with several vocal groups such as the Ensemble Orlando Fribourg and the Schweizer Kammerchor. In 2006, he was invited to sing the Colombian National Anthem at the last preliminary game before the Soccer World Cup in Germany in 2006 at the stadium Borussia Park in Mönchengladbach.

He has performed as a soloist, singing in various halls throughout the country with the Bogota Symphony and Bogota Philharmonic orchestras, as well as the Medellin Symphony Orchestra. Andrés is a member of the ensembles Alfabeto and Esfera Armoniosa, with which he has performed extensively throughout Latin America and Europe. Regarding his record production, in 2009 Andrés recorded Barbara Strozzi, Virtuosissima Compositrice with Cappella Mediterranea for the Ambronay record label. In 2010, he recorded The Passions by William Hayes with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis for the Glossa Music label. With Esfera Armoniosa, he recorded Io vo Cantar in 2010, which featured Italian repertoire of the seventeenth century. In 2011, he recorded Sirvió esta mañana el alba, Latin-American and Spanish baroque repertoire with the ensemble Alba Sonora.

In 2015, with the ensemble Alfabeto, he recorded Quando sará quel dí, which featured repertoire for voice and classical-romantic guitar of Mauro Guiliani. Also in 2015, he recorded Dos estrellas le siguen with the ensemble Música Ficta, devoted to xácaras and dances of the seventeenth century in Spain and Latin America. He recorded "Un Niño nos es naçido" for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi with the ensemle Phoenix Munich in 2018. Andrés currently resides in Colombia and is as an Associate Professor at Universidad de los Andes.









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