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Santiago Cañón-Valencia
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°1995
Colombia
Biography
Santiago Cañón-Valencia trained under Henryk Zarzycki in Colombia, James Tennant in New Zealand, and Andrés Díaz in the United States. He is currently pursuing a master’s at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, under Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. He has won prizes in a number of competitions, including the Beijing International Competition, the Johansen International Competition, the Cassado Competition, the Pablo Casals Competition, and, more recently, the Prieto Competition in Mexico. Santiago Cañón-Valencia has performed with Yuri Bashmet and has shared the stage with Maxim Vengerov, Li-Wei Qin, and Philippe Muller. As a soloist, he has played with the Moscow Soloists and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, among many other orchestras. He has recorded several discs for the New Zealand-based Atoll label and has appeared as a guest artist at the Cartagena International Music Festival and the Verbier Festival Academy.

Instrument : Wayne Burak
Teachers
  • 2016 - 2018 Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
  • 2013 - 2015 Andres Diaz
  • 2010 - 2012 James Tennant
  • 1999 - 2007 Henryk Zarzycki
Degrees
  • 2016 - 2018 Masters Degree - Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar
  • 2013 - 2015 Performers Diploma - Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist Universit;
  • 2010 - 2012 Bachelor of Music - University of Waikato
Concerts
  • 2016 Metropolitan Club (New York City ) - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • 2016 Cartagena International Music Festival - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • 2015 Leon de Greiff Hall - Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota, Shlomo Mintz (dir.)
  • 2014 Rebecca Cohn Auditorium - Symphony Nova, Bernhard Gueller (dir.)
  • 2014 Salvi Foundation , Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theatre - Moscow Soloists, Yuri Bashmet (dir.)
  • 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, Franz Liszt Academy Great Hall - Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, János Kovács (dir.)
  • 2013 Leon de Greiff Hall - Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota, Daniel Raiskin (dir.)
  • 2013 Durban City Hall – KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lykele Temmingh (dir.)
  • 2013 Cape Town City Hall - Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernhard Gueller (dir.)
Competitions
  • 2016 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition - 1st Prize
  • 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition - 3rd Prize
  • 2014 Lennox International Young Artist Competition - 1st Prize
  • 2013 Gaspar Cassadó International Cello Competition - Best Performance of Cassadó's Work
  • 2012 Johansen International String Competition - 2nd Prize
  • 2011 Gisborne International Music Competition - 1st Prize
  • 2010 Beijing International Cello Competition - 2nd Prize (no first prize was awarded)
  • 2009 Adam International Cello Competition - Most promising young performer
Activities
ActivityFunction
Recital by a laureate of the 2017 cello competitionSoloist
Concert by a laureate of the 2017 cello competitionSoloist
Recital by a laureate of the 2017 cello competitionSoloist
Recital by a laureate of the 2017 cello competition - Santiago Canon-ValenciaSoloist
Concert by laureates 1, 2 and 3 cello 2017Soloist
Concert by laureates 1, 2 and 3 cello 2017Soloist
Concert by laureates 1, 2 and 3 cello 2017Soloist
Closing concert cello 2017Soloist
Concert by laureates 1, 2 and 3 cello 2017Soloist
Final 2017: Santiago Cañón-ValenciaSoloist
Final cello 2017Finalist
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - concertoSoloist
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - recitalSoloist
First round 2017 : Santiago Cañón-ValenciaSoloist
CELLO 2017Third Prize
Videos
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - recital
Tuesday 16 May 2017 Flagey/Studio 4 Johann Sebastian Bach : Prelude (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Johann Sebastian Bach : Sarabande (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Johann Sebastian Bach : Gigue (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Annelies Van Parys : Chacun(e) sa chaconne Dmitry Shostakovich : Sonata in D minor op. 40 Allegro non troppo | Allegro | Largo | Allegro Hans Bottermund : Variations on a theme by Paganini Soloist : Santiago Cañón-Valencia Pianist accompanist : Naoko Sonoda
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Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - concerto
Friday 19 May 2017 Flagey/Studio 4 Joseph Haydn : Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1 Moderato | Adagio | Allegro molto Soloist : Santiago Cañón-Valencia Orchestra : Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie Conductor : Frank Braley
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Final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia
Friday 2 June 2017 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Toshio Hosokawa : Sublimation Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in E flat major op. 107 Allegretto | Moderato | Cadenza | Allegro con moto Soloist : Santiago Cañón-Valencia Orchestra : Brussels Philharmonic Conductor : Stéphane Denève
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Audio
First round 2017 : Santiago Cañón-Valencia
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - recital
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - concerto
Final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia
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