Andreas Lend was born into a family of musicians and is one of Estonias most talented cellists. He has studied in Helsinki at the Sibelius Academy (Prof. Hannu Kiiski and Heikki Pekkarinen) and received his B.A and M. A. degree from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (2008, 2010; Prof. Peeter Paemurru).
Andreas has won prizes at many competitions (most recent - 1st Prize and Gand Prix at the 5th International Contest-Festival "Renaissance", Armenia 2013) and has participated in numerous master classes (F. Helmerson, D. Geringas, M. Ostertag, N. Ullner, M. Ylonen, M. de Oliveira Pinto, A. Ivashkin, J. Goritzki ect). In 2007 Andreas Lend was chosen to take part of the European Union Youth Orchestra (chief conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy). Today he is a member of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Prezioso String Quartet and the C-JAM cello quartet in addition to actively performing as a soloist.
Andreas has been awarded the „International Holland Music Session” summer academy scholarship (2009 and 2010) and is the recipient of the Marje and Kuldar Sink award "Young Musician 2011". See also 2012 video made by the Estonian Music Development Centre HERE
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