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Andres Tucci-Clarke

Cello - Toronto ON
Canadian of Uruguayan and English descent, cellist Andres Tucci Clarke grew up in Toronto and began his cello studies at the Dixon Hall Community Centre.

He completed a Masters of Music degree with Paul Marleyn at the University of Ottawa in 2009. While pursuing his masters degree, Andres was a member of the Vida String Quartet. The Vida Quartet played together for two years, performing in the International Haydn Festival in Montreal, and in local concert series in the Greater Toronto and Ottawa regions.

Andres completed a Honours Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007, studying with Simon Fryer, cellist of the Penderecki String Quartet. He has also studied with Paul Pulford and David Heatherington and participated in Masterclasses with cellists such as: Colin Carr, Gregor Horsch, John Kadz, Matt Haimovitz, Brian Manker, Julian Armour and Yegor Dyachkov. Although centred around Chamber music, Andres' musical interests span from the earliest Baroque to the 21st Century and he is continually trying to broaden the scope of his repertoire.

Andres has been a participant in many summer music festivals, notably the Orford Arts Centre in Orford, Quebec, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier Beethoven Seminar and QuartetFest, and the Lake District Summer Music Festival in the United Kingdom. He is an almnus of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.