Andrés Cea Galán
Andrés Cea Galán, born in Andalusia in 1965, completed his studies in Spain. He continued his studies with Jean Boyer in Lille and Jean-Claude Zehnder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Interested in historical instruments, he emerged as a harpsichordist, clavichord player and organist. He also worked as an organ builder with Gerhard Grenzing in Papiol and was involved in organ restorations and the construction of new organs in Spain and France.
Cea is the author of several musicological treatises corresponding to his interests in Spanish keyboard music and organs. He submitted his dissertation in 2014 at the Complutense University in Madrid, which was a detailed study on the Spanish Cifra from the 16th to the 18th centuries. As an editor, he also made early compositions accessible to today’s music practice.
He is leader of the Andalusian Organ Academy. This involves teaching as well as exploring, preserving and promoting the historic organs in southern Spain.
Andrés Cea Galán is active both as an interpreter and as a teacher in Europe, America and Japan. He has made numerous recordings. His CD recordings mainly feature Spanish organ music, including those by Antonio de Cabezon and Francisco Correa de Arauxo. They were all recorded on historical organs, such as in Évora (Portugal), Lerma and Marchena (Spain).