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Colombian Embassy Presents the Violinist Santiago Cañon

The Colombian Embassy is honored to present the concert of the Violinist Santiago Cañon accompanied by the pianist Luis Andrés Castellanos

December 13th, 2016
Susanna Mancini, News from Berlin

The Colombian Embassy in Berlin is promoting many talented artists in order to bring German people closer to Colombian culture. This time on December 14th it will be present at Villa Elisabeth, at the concert of two Colombian artists recognized as the most important figures in the classical music scene. The concert will take place at 6 pm.  

Born in Bogotà in 1995, Santiago Cañon Valencia represents one of the main figures of his generation in the international scene of classical music. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Waikato in New Zealand (studying under Prof. James Tennant). He is currently pursuing advanced studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA) under Prof. Andres Diaz. He has performed with orchestras in Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, and Hungary. Since he moved to New Zealand (in 2007) he has given more than 100 concerts throughout the Pacific Ocean region with pianist Katherine Austin. He has been honored in different completions such as the Pablo Casal International Cello Competition, the Beijing International Music Competition and the International Contest Carlos Prieto.

Santiago Cañon works as solo artist around the world but in collaboration with many international artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Shlomo Mintz, Alisa Weilerstein and Emmanuel Ceysson. For his concert in Berlin, Santiago will be accompained by the Colombian pianist, who graduated from the Music School of Cologne and who also used to work as a solo artist, cameraman and coral director in Germany and around Europe.

The concert will include works of Schubert, Piazzolla, Ducros and Shostakovich. This will be a great opportunity to better understand how talented Colombian artists living in Germany are.   



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