VC YOUNG ARTIST | Santiago Cañón-Valencia, 25 - Queen Elisabeth & Tchaikovsky Competition Major Prize Winner

25-year-old Colombian-born cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding versatility and technical ease

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A professional studies student of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy, Santiago is a former major prize winner at the Sphinx Competition and the Sphinx, Casals, Cassadó, Beijing, Prieto, Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competitions. He was the recipient of the 2018 Starker Foundation Award.

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the Brussels Philharmonic, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Soloists, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic and the Antwerp Symphony.

Santiago is on the management roster of Diamond Artists and Calma, for representation in Spain and Portugal and Italy respectively.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN G MAJOR | "BACH DURING LOCKDOWN" | 2020

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 2 IN D MINOR | "BACH DURING LOCKDOWN" | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | A. PÄRT | "FRATRES" | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 3 IN C MAJOR | "BACH DURING LOCKDOWN" | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 4 IN E-FLAT MAJOR | "BACH DURING LOCKDOWN" | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 5 IN C MINOR | "BACH DURING LOCKDOWN" | 2020

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | SHOSTAKOVICH | CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 IN E-FLAT MAJOR | 2017 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑON-VALENCIA | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 6 IN D MAJOR | "BACH DURING LOCKDOWN" | 2020

 

 

Name:  Santiago Cañón-Valencia

Cello: Wagne Burak Modern Cello | 2005 Jan Pawlikowski Modern Cello

Bow: Sartory | 2017 Alessandro Alberi

Strings: Thomastik Rondo full set

Accessories: Custom Tailpiece made by Alessandro Alberi | Bella Rosins

Teacher: Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt

School: Kronberg Academy

Website: www.santiagocanonvalencia.com

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