Multi-Instrumentalist, Pedal Steel, Fiddle, Viola
Andrea is a multi-instrumentalist performing, recording and touring on pedal steel, fiddle and viola. While she was classically trained on viola since age nine, her passion for jazz and improvisation began in college where she performed in a Brazilian jazz ensemble and studied intensely under top jazz pedagogues. Andrea received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
As an international touring and recording artist Andrea toured with Italian artist Zucchero on a 52 country world tour, performed with Shania Twain for three years during her first Las Vegas residency, and this summer and fall with be joining Struggle Jennings on the road performing on fiddle and pedal steel in his band. She has recorded on Grammy award winning albums including Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and has performed and recorded with dozens of other musicians including Journey, Ariana Grande, Moby, Stu Hamm, Kamasi Washington, KYGO, Deep Purple, Stevie Wonder, Cee-Lo Green, One Republic, Natalie Cole, John Legend, Halsey, Harry Connick Jr. and Phil Lesh.
A pioneer in creative string pedagogy and performance, Andrea was commissioned to write two pieces for the International Viola Congress. As a guest clinician for schools and music conferences, she instructs young string players in improvisation and multi-genre performances.
In addition to her passion for music, Andrea is an accomplished painter using ink, watercolors and oils as her main mediums. She is also the creator of the lifestyle brand Boho Bunnie which produces products that inspire and encapsulate the fun, sexy and expressive bohemian in all of us.