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Born in the municipality of Cuaspud (Colombia) in 1995. Since 2019, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s IF International Foundation Trumpet Chair, led by professor Reinhold Friedrich. He has been granted scholarships by Fundación Santo Domingo and Fundación Albéniz. In 2019-2020 he was granted a scolarship by Filarmónica Joven de Colombia - Fundación Bolívar Davivienda y Fundación Carolina Colombia.
He began his musical studies at the age of 13 in the Julio Arboleda Band of his hometown. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Caldas (Colombia) with Óscar Fernando Trujillo, where he obtained the Master’s Degree in Music. In addition, he has participated in workshops and masterclasses with professors such as Juan Fernando Avendaño, Mark Hugues, Philippe Litzler, Florian Kirner, and Ole Edvard Antonsen, among others.
In 2017 he was a finalist in the Second Eric Aubier Latin American Trumpet Competition, held in the city of Bogotá. During the same year, he was also a finalist in the National Competition organised by the Colombian Trumpet Academy.
He has been a member of the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of the University of Quindío, the Municipal Band of Manizales, the Caldas Symphonic Orchestra, and the Colombian Youth Philharmonic.
As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Trumpet Quartet.