After winning first prize at the 2003 Society of American Musicians Competition - Guitar Division, held in Chicago, Gonzalo Andrés made his debut in the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series presented at the Chicago Cultural Center and broadcasted live on radio and television. That same year he was awarded first prize at the Inaugural Thomas H. Beeston Guitar Competition, in which he received a finely crafted guitar by Washington's expert luthier Eric Sahlin. In 2004 and 2005 he received two consecutive first prize awards at the 23rd and 24th Annual Norman Sholin Memorial Guitar Competition held at the University of Arizona.
Aside from his solo concert career, Gonzalo Andrés is constantly involved in orchestral, choral and chamber music productions. He has played with the Orquesta Nacional de Colombia, the Arizona Choir, the Arizona Symphony and several chamber music ensembles including the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble (ACE). He has performed live throughout North and South America and his latest video clip (produced by City TV - Colombia) is cyclically broadcasted worldwide.