B i o g r a p h y

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia Andrés is a composer, arranger and orchestrator currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Since 2015 Andrés has been part of the team at JoAnn Kane Music Service (JKMS), one of the top music preparation houses in Hollywood. Some of his credits with JKMS include: Star Wars (Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rise of Skywalker), Mary Poppins Returns, Avengers: Endgame, Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, The Simpsons, The Oscars 2020 among others. 

Outside of JKMS, Andrés has also worked with the orchestrator and composer Tim Davies. Under his leadership, Andrés has worked as an orchestrator on The Lego Movie 2:The Second Part, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hotel Transylvania 3:Summer Vacation, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and the TV Series Revenge and Empire.

In 2019, Andrés was the lead orchestrator for German composer Anne-Kathrin Dern on the film Sprite Sisters – Vier zauberhafte Schwestern, which was distributed by Disney. Later in the year he collaborated as an arranger with the German music production company DASDUR, creating an orchestral arrangement for the big finale of a fireworks show in Bahrain.

In addition to his work in the United States and Europe, Andrés has worked for the Colombian composer Camilo Sanabria, orchestrating the film Alias Maria (Cannes Official Selection in 2015) and the documentary Carta A Una Sombra.

As a composer, Andrés wrote the music for the Colombian feature film Rio Seco, which participated in different Film Festivals in México, Cuba and Colombia. He also wrote the score for the short film Venena Bibas, premiered at the 19th Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival.

Andrés has been an arranger for The Bogotá Symphony Orchestra (FOSBO) for 12 years. His arrangements include traditional Colombian music in symphonic versions performed at many concert venues in Colombia.

In Colombia, he was the Artistic Coordinator for the Fine Arts Theater in Bogotá (2010-2012) and he is a founding member, composer and arranger of The Bogotá Symphony Orchestra (FOSBO). His works with FOSBO include several arrangements of Colombian Music in symphonic versions for the New Year’s Concert in Bogotá, the annual event is broadcast live on national television.