The fabulous flutist Guilherme Andreas began his musical journey in church’s wind ensemble in Brasilia,
He started his Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at age 15 working with Dr. Beatriz
Castro, at the University of Brasilia. In 2010, Andreas was appointed principal flute of the Brazilian Marine Wind Symphony in Rio de Janeiro, working with this distinguished ensemble until 2014. Once in Rio, Andreas continued his flute studies under the supervision of the FrenchBrazilian Professor Odette Ernest Dias at the Brazilian Music Conservatory, where he also earned a graduate diploma in Chamber Music under the direction of the principal cellist with the Brazilian Symphony, Sr. David Chew. Andreas also studied with Claudia do Nascimento (Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo - OSESP) and Michel Bellavance (Conservatoire de Musique de Genève).
Andreas’ powerful sound, interpretation and engaging stage presence have earned first prize in many national competitions in Brazil including the São Paulo Symphony Masterclass Competition (performing for Emmanuel Pahud – Berlin Philharmonic). In 2014, Andreas won the Música no Museu National Competition, which awarded him with a scholarship to pursuit his Master’s in Flute Performance at James Madison University in Virginia. Once in the States, he performed the Reinecke Flute Concerto with the JMU Symphony as one of just two winners of the JMU Concerto Competition.
In 2016 Andreas was accepted into the studio of Professor Emily Skala (Principal Flute with the Baltimore Symphony) at the prestigious Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and was also the recipient of the Peabody Career Award. During the same year, Andreas made his debut at Carnegie Hall performing with the New England Symphonic Ensemble as guest principal flute. Recent performances include recitals and lectures in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins University. Currently, Andreas serves as Music Director of Grace City Church of Baltimore and was recently appointed principal flute of Symphony Number One (Baltimore's newest chamber orchestra). Andreas hopes to continue his intensive study of the flute to launch a career as an orchestral musician and soloist.