About Nilko Andreas
“…an electrifying performer for his powerful stage presence and spontaneity that grows irresistible”
.-Backstage New York.
Since his Carnegie Hall solo debut, (2009) multi-faceted touring artist Nilko Andreas has been performing for audiences in three continents as an internationally awarded classical guitarist, Composer, Actor, Music Director and singer (La Cumbiamba eNeYe, LaMar NYC), Born in Colombia, he carries the musical legacy of his mother land, layered with his experiences as a leading classical musician around the world and 22 years of living, producing and conducting in New York City where he constantly perform as a soloist and well as Chamber Music with different ensembles.
Mr. Andreas has appeared as soloist with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Shenzhen Symphonic orchestra of China, , Surabaya Symphony orchestra in Indonesia, the “Mariuccia Iacovino” orchestra and "Barra Mansa" orchestra from Brazil, The Baja California Orchestra in Mexico, The Azlo Orchestra, Tactus contemporary ensemble, The New York Chamber Ensemble, The rebow ensemble of NY, The metro Orchestra in NY, the WHCO among others.
He has participated in international festivals such as Cooperstown festival, Vale do Café and Festival do Inverno do Petropolis in Brazil, The Mannes Guitar seminar and Long Island Guitar Festival in NY, “Wildthurn” in Munich, Germany, “Moment Musicaux” in Normandie, France, Festival EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. He has worked with prominent composers including Alba Potes, “Prix de Rome” winner Juan Pablo Carreno, Kevin Purcell, Juan Pablo Contreras, Ricardo Calderoni, Reinaldo Moya, Francisco Zumaque, Juan Calderon, Ricardo Llorca, and Francisco Zumaque. and with conductors such as Bartholomeus Van de Velde, Solomon Tong, David Gilbert, Vince Lee, Michel Adelson, Laurine Fox, Alondra de la Parra, Chris Whittaker and Eduardo Garcia Barrios, Nilko Andreas has appeared with Time Warner TV, RCN TV, Univision 41, Fox News, Cuny TV, HJUT, “W” Radio in Colombia and WQXR in New York. He has recorded with Multiplatinum Artists.
Born in Colombia Nilko Andreas has great interest for the composers of Latin America, constantly commissioning and premiering new works. He premiered at Carnegie Hall “Tukanos” Concerto for guitar and orchestra by Alba Potes and Ricardo Calderoni’s “Concerto Chamaleon” as part as the “Amazonas Series”.
An accomplished educator, he has given master classes and conferences at distinguished universities such as Columbia University, the Mannes College of Music in New York, NYU, The Berkley School of Music, the French Alliance in Cartagena Universidad del Norte and Bellas Artes in Barranquilla, the Eafit University In Colombia. Campos dos Goytacases in Brazil, the University of Jakarta, Indonesia and Redes 2025 in Tijuana , Mexico Sookmyung College of Music in Seoul Korea, Among others.
He is the founder of the “Amazonas” a series presented at Carnegie Hall since 2010, with a heavy interest on raising awareness over environmental damage around the world. He will perform the Villa-lobos Guitar concerto at Carnegie hall on may 25th 2023. he was “Don Quixote” in the Musical “The Man of la Mancha” by Musical Theater Heritage. His passion for the work of Federico Garcia Lorca made him collaborate and write Music for many Lorca plays “La zapatera prodigiosa” his score and collaboration with grupo “Artificio Theater” lead to rave reviews and awards, he conceived, and more recently “Asi canta Federico” a Musical theater portrait of the life and work of Federico Garcia Lorca.
He began playing Cello at the age of five at the National Conservatory of Music in Bogota, he holds a BM and a Master of Music degree from The Manhattan school of Music in NY where he graduated on Classical Guitar, Composition and orchestral conducting.
He is the Founder and Artistic director of the Latin American Chamber Music society of New York and Artistic Director at AZLO productions. www.nilkoandreas.com