Bio: Born in Colombia, he commenced his musical studies in the Conservatory of Bogotá.
In 2007 he transferred to Italy to continue his studies in L’accademia d'arte lirico di Osimo, under the guidance of maestros Sergio Segalini, Willian Matteuzzi, Antonio Juvarra, Raina Kabaivanska, Lella Cuberli, Harriet Lawson, Alla Simoni amongst others, where he completed the course of Triennio musicale for the Teatro lirico.
Since 2012 he has been based in Spain. He obtained the qualification in the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid studying with the tenor Juan Lomba. In addition, he received master classes from maestras Ileana Cotrubas and Enza Ferrari. Currently, he is perfecting his art with renowned repertory pianist Manuel Burgueras.
In Colombia he undertook the roles of Masetto (Masetto (Don Giovanni), Colline (La Bohème), Marqués d’Obigny (La Traviata), Enrico (L’isola disabitata, Haydn) and the bass part in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, in theatres such as Colón and Municipal de Bogotá.
In Italy he was invited to participate in the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca in 2008 and 2009, where he appeared in the operas Pelagio (Mercadante) and Re Lear (Cagnoni) in the roles of Mendo de Quexada and Edmondo respectively, and later, Adam in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung oratory.
Furthermore, he played the role of Haly in L’italiana in Algeri at Lucca Opera Festival and the main role in Don Pasquale.
He has performed in the principal Spanish opera seasons in the following roles: Sparafucile (Rigoletto) with the Amigos de la Ópera de Vigo and Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, in the latter he also played the King (Aida)
In Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and in the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville he was Schmidt (Andrea Chénir), performing this also at the Teatro Campoamor de Oviedo along with the role of the Sacristan (Tosca).
In Abao Bilbao Opera he was the Hôtelier (Manon, Massenet), Castro and Jackrabbit (La Fanciulla del west), with the Amigos de la Ópera de la Coruña he played Samuel (Ballo in maschera), in the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, the Conte di Vaudemont (I vespri siciliani) and in the Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón as Colline (Bohème).
In the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid he sang in the role of D. Grenvil (Traviata) and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and in addition, the Servant of Nicias (Thaïs) in the concert version in the Festival Castell de Peralada and Teatro Real de Madrid.
Also in the Teatro Real de Madrid he sang the part of Solostimmen (Moses und Aron, Schönberg) and a Flemish envoy (Don Carlo, Verdi).
He has shared the stage with some of today’s most important singers such as Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovski, Ermonela Jaho, Carlos Álvarez, Gregory Kunde, Irina Lungu, Saioa Hernandez, Juan Jesús Rodríguez, Ainhoa Arteta, Jorge de León, amongst others.
He has worked under the batons of prestigious conductors including Roberto Abbado, Pinchas Steinberg, Patrick Fournillier, Alain Guingal, Ramon Tebar, Andrés Orozco and Nicola Luisotti. It is also worth mentioning some stage directors such Jean-Louis Pichon, Davide Livermore, David McVicar, Arnaud Bernard, Mario Pontiggia, Ignacio García. In his discography he plays roles in the operas Pelagio and Re Lear produced by Dynamic Opera & Classical Music.