Santiago Cañón-Valencia
Colombia, °1995
CELLO 2017 : Third Prize
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


2016 - 2018 Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
2013 - 2015 Andres Diaz
2010 - 2012 James Tennant
1999 - 2007 Henryk Zarzycki


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


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.)


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
Final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - concerto
Semi-final 2017: Santiago Cañón-Valencia - recital
Final (02/06/2017)
Toshio Hosokawa Sublimation
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 1 in E flat major op. 107
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (16/05/2017)

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
Hans Bottermund - János Starker Variations on a theme by Paganini
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, cello
Naoko Sonoda, pianist accompanist

Concerto (19/05/2017)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (12/05/2017)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C major G. 17
Franz Schubert Allegro moderato (Sonata in A minor D 821)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Santiago Cañón-Valencia, cello
Katharina Litschig, cellist accompanist
Naoko Sonoda, pianist accompanist
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