Andres Bonilla Garcia, Resident Artist Mentor in Music

Andres was born in Bogota, Colombia, and now lives in Providence, RI. His passion for music began playing Colombian folk music with his family and rock with his friends. In 2018, he attended the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogota, where he obtained his B.A. in Music Composition, and in 2021, he received his M.A. in Applied Music from the Conservatory of Bologna in Italy.

Andres’s music has been played in Colombia and Italy at various events, concerts, and performances. He loves multimedia, classical, pop, Latin American music, and the mix between them. As NUA’s Resident Artist Mentor in Music Production, he is interested in investigating music as a natural tool of both social cohesion and recognition of minorities. He believes that music has an intrinsic spiritual dimension because of its abstract and beautiful nature. For this reason, he is convinced that music can help us to face the solitude of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of his favorite artists include Beethoven, Bach, Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, La Fania all stars, Daft Punk, and more. He also loves cinema, and likes to play board games with friends and walk in nature.