Colombian composer and arts education visionary, Juan Antonio Cuéllar has
occupied prominent musical positions throughout his homeland. He has been Dean of the School of Arts and Director of the Masters of Music program at Pontificia
Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Cuéllar also served for six years (2008-14) as
Executive President of the Batuta National Foundation, a music organization
supported by government and private funds – modeled on Venezuela’s El Sistema
– that serves 40,000 Colombian youth. In addition, he was president of the Colombian Association of Colleges and Arts Programs in 2007-8. Juan Antonio Cuéllar is an Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Adviser of Fundación Azteca at Salinas Corporate Group in México for the development of the international youth orchestra and choral program “Esperanza Azteca”, and the artistic leader of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at Fundación Bolívar Davivienda in Colombia.
Pinzón began his studies at 1981 in the "Escuela Superior de Música de Tunja (ESM)" He studied piano and music theory with Jorge Zorro and oboe with Rizshard Jarosik. In 1984 he participated in the First National Piano Competition "Jóvenes Talentos", and two years later he won the honorific mention Summa cum laude de la ESM.
Later he obtained a scholarship to study in Russia, and when he was in Moscú, he competed to enter to Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. He was in the national festival of young soloists "Salud América" in 1992, in Samara, Russia, and he was graduated of the conservatory as Master of Fine Arts. Later he participated at III Ancient music festival in Moscú. On his return to Colombia in 1995, he participated in the XXIII Festival Internacional de la Cultura in Tunja, Boyacá. During five years he was in Symphonic National Wind Orchestra, under the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.
Colombian composer, music producer and guitarist with a Master's degree in composition from the Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogotá. A music producer with more than 12 years of experience in musical production, composition and recording of different types of albums. Winner of the silver medal at the Global Music Awards "Instrumentalist, World Music" with the album "Terranova" which was written and produced in 2015 for the trumpeter Jorge Giraldo. Served has a judge in the competition "Estimulos" from the Ministry of Culture of Colombia in two modalities: Record Production, and Scholarship for the Strengthening of Urban Music 2017. Employed as a music producer for “Colombia Tiene Talento” TELESET-CANAL RCN, among other TV programs. "My musical language conveys the perception I have had of the different music genres that have permeated through me over the years, such as pop, classical and the folk music of my country."