Andrea studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia, Italy, and the College of Music in Piteå with, among other teachers, Jan Sandström, Pär Lindgren, Fabio Cifariello-Ciardi, Jesper Nordin and Marie Samuelsson. She completed her master’s degree in composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2009.
In 2010 her piece Zephyros for orchestra received 1st prize in the Uppsala Composition Competition, which led to several performances of the piece by different orchestras in Sweden. Tarrodi’s music has also been performed abroad in countries such as Norway, Serbia, Portugal, Turkey, Italy and South Africa.
Andrea writes for many types of ensembles, and is particularly interested in vocal and orchestral music. Her works have been performed by, among others, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, DalaSinfoniettan, Västerås Sinfonietta, Sweden’s National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Eric Ericson’s Chamber Choir, Voces Nordicae, St Jacob’s Chamber Choir, Musica Vitae, KammarensembleN, the Swedish Wind Ensemble and Sonanza. Upcoming projects include writing for members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.