Andréa Huguenin Botelho, a German-Brazilian conductor, composer, and pianist from Rio de Janeiro, is a highly distinguished figure in the global music industry. With a diverse educational background, including a Master's degree in piano and orchestral conducting from Georgia State University, postgraduate studies in piano from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, and specialization in opera conducting from the Mariinsky Theatre, she has earned recognition for her captivating stage presence.
She is currently pursuing a doctorate in history at the Free University of Berlin, adding to her impressive academic achievements. Andréa also holds a degree in Music from the University of Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to her musical talents, Andréa is a dedicated researcher committed to the role of women in music. She advocates for equal opportunities for female composers and conductors. Her influence extends to educational projects that promote intercultural exchange between Brazil and Germany. One such project, "Programm Brasilianische Musik" initiated by Andréa at the Staatliche Musikschule Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in 2016, has significantly promoted Brazilian music in Germany.
Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Andréa is the artistic director of the Brasil Ensemble Berlin and Ayabás. She also collaborates with orchestras and conducts teaching activities. Her work resonates as a beacon of multiculturalism and female representation in the world of music, especially in Europe and Latin America.