• cello
  • Colombia

Santiago Cañón-Valencia

Born in Bogotá in 1995, Santiago Cañon-Valencia has been praised as one of the most promising cellists of his generation. His main musical mentors have been Henryk Zarzycki in Colombia, James Tennant in New Zealand and Andres Díaz in the United States. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree studying with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, and will continue his studies under Professor Schmidt at the renowned Kronberg Academy, specifically designed for the education and support of gifted young artists.

Santiago recently won the third prize in the prestigious 2017 International Queen Elisabeth  Competition in Brussels and has been a first-prize winner at various international cello competitions, including Carlos Prieto (2016), Beijing (2010) Gisborne (2011) and Lennox (2014). He has been to winner of major prizes at the Sphinx(2017), Casals (2014), Johansen (2012), Cassadó (2013) y Adam (2009) international competitions.

Santiago has been a guest artist of the Cartagena International Music Festival on several occasions and he participated at the Verbier Festival Cello Academy. He was invited to play at the opening concerto of the First Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 in Hamilton, New Zealand.

His debut CD of solo 20th century works has been internationally acclaimed by Strad magazine and other media. He has just released two new recordings consisting of Russian cello sonatas and popular pieces of the cello repertoire with pianist Katherine Austin. All of his recordings have been released under the Atoll label in New Zealand.

Santiago has been sponsored by the Mayra & Edmundo Esquenazi Scholarship through the Salvi Fundation since 2011; he is a recipient of the MPower ArtistGrants 2016 by the Sphinx Organization and of the prestigious Monini Prize at the 2017 Spoletto Festival in Italy.


Will perform on

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

07:00 PM

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