Andreas Lend was born into a family of musicians and is one of Estonias most talented cellists. He has studied in Helsinki at the Sibelius Academy (Prof. Hannu Kiiski and Heikki Pekkarinen) and received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (2008, 2010; Prof. Peeter Paemurru).
Andreas has won the 1st prize and Grad Prix at the International Contest-Festival "Renaissance" in Armenia (2013), 1st prize at the ESTA Estonian National Competition of Young Violinist and Cellists (2004) and 3rd prize at the Augusts Dombrovskis International Competition in Riga, Latvia (2002). He was laureate of the Estonian Young Performers Competition Con Brio (2008) and the International Cello Competition in Liezen, Austria (2000). In addition Andreas has been awarded the „International Holland Music Session” summer academy scholarship (2009 and 2010) and the PLMF Marje and Kuldar Sink award "Young Musician 2011".
Andreas has participated in numerous master classes (F. Helmerson,
D. Geringas, M. Ostertag, N. Ullner,
M. Ylonen, M. de Oliveira Pinto,
A. Ivashkin, J. Goritzki ect). In 2007 Andreas Lend was chosen to take part of the European Union Youth Orchestra (chief conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy) and is a member of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (chief conductor Neeme Järvi), the Prezioso string quartet and the C-JAM cello quartet. Andreas has performed as soloist and chamber musician in many different countries (Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and England), during the past years among others at the Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, Järvi Summer Festival, Kuopio Historical Keyboards Festival (Finland) and the Festival de Valle d'Itria (Italy). Future engagements include concerts in Sweden, Wales, Italy and Turkey among others with the string orchestra Camerata Nordica and Sinfonia Cymru.