Andrea Puente-Catán, harp
Andrea Puente-Catán, a native of Mexico City, holds music degrees from the Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and California State University, as well as a Masters degree in Fundraising and Grantmaking from NYU. As a harpist, she has held principal positions with the Jalisco Philharmonic in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Orquesta Ciudad de Malaga, in Spain, the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta del Teatro de Bellas Artes, Mexico’s National Orchestra for all opera and ballet productions. Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, she is an active chamber music player, and founder of the harp and flute duo Arpa y Aulos with flutist Salpy Kerkonian. She is the caretaker and promoter of Daniel Catán’s legacy, giving pre-opera and concert lectures, participating in panels and lectures to opera companies and universities as well as radio programs and TV networks in English and Spanish.