Andreas Carlier (°1998) started playing the trumpet at the age of five. He got his first lessons from his father and trombone player Gunter Carlier. As a teenager he quickly decided to study at ‘het Lemmensinstituut’. After switching to tuba in the summer of 2019, he continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (B). Currently Andreas is studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Stephan Vanaenrode.
During his “trumpet period” he was fortunate enough
to have had interesting experiences: projects with
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, I Solisti Del Vento,
Le Concert Olympique, National Youth Orchestra of the
Netherlands and the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique de Saintes (F) with top conductors like: Valeri Gergiev, Benjamin Zander, Jos Van Immerseel and Xian Zhang.
His change to the tuba did not go unnoticed: after only three months of plating the tuba, he auditioned as solo tuba in the Youth Orchestra Flanders and was chosen. A few months later, barely 6 months after switching to tuba, he reached the semi-finals of an orchestra audition at L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (F).
Since 2020, after participating the audition, Andreas has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO). He was also selected, out of Belgian tuba students, to take part in the auditions for the Orchestra Academy 2021 of the Orchestra of the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie and the Belgian National Orchestra. In June 2021 Andreas graduated his Bachelor degree with Maxima Cum Laude in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
As tuba player Andreas is active (as far as the COVID-pandemic allows) with leading (chamber)orchestras like Casino Brass Ensemble, Brassband Willebroek... For Chamber music, Andreas is member of Belgian Low Brass Quartet, a young professional ensemble who won the “9° Concorso Musicale Internationale “Città di Palmanova” 2021”.
He took part, online or not, in masterclasses by, among others: Roland Szentpali, Fabian Wallerand, Dave Kutz, Perry Hoogendijk, Josep Burguera Riera and Chuck Daellenbach.