“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”– Plato
Andreas Wetås Jara is a Norwegian cellist from Sandnes. He is a former student of Kari K. Miller and Anders Moberg, and is currently studying with the Swedish cellist Lars-Inge Bjärlestam. Andreas has participated in talent programs such as Young Talents of Bjergsted (UtB), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – Morgendagens Helter (Equinor), and most recently as a part of the course The Thinking Musician Lim. edition.
Andreas has received scholarships from Sparebank 1 Sr-bank, Drømmestipendet Norsk Tipping, Barkved endowment fund, Gurli Springer-Nissvandt endowment fund, Municipality of Arvika and Municipality of Sandnes. He has performed as soloist as a part of; Norway Summit , the final ceremony of Altibox Norway Chess and Statoil (Equinor) Future Energy Forum Concert amongst others.
In the fall of 2021 he will be performing with Castro & Co as a part of the International Chamber Music Festival of Stavanger (ICMF) and RAS, at K&M Fest and in concerts supported by the Solo Fondation.
He has toured as a part of the bossanova quartet The Ipanema Ensemble, and collaborated with the composer Dr. Timothy Miller, premiering his work for cello and organ; Flower Pieces. Andreas has had masterclasses with cellists such as Frans Helmerson, Gustav Rivinius, Thomas Carroll, Jakob Koranyi and Troels Svane.
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