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THE STORY

My musical life started in 1996 at the age of 15.
Before, I thought about studying informatics but as soon as I played the guitar for the first time, it ended up becoming in my obsession.

While being at school, José Vicente Sáenz was my first guitar teacher. From him I learned the basics of guitar techniques and musical theory, he insisted me several times that I should study music, and although I felt very tempted, I was still sure that my career would be in informatics.

After school from 1998 to 1999 I took private lessons with Germán Darío Liceaga, who played with the bands Aterciopelados and Ekhymosis (this last one former Juanes). This teacher helped me improve considerably my technique as a guitarist, and opened me the door to a more amplified world of virtuosism and musicality. During those two years he showed me astonishing musicians, that I never thought they could exist, and it was at this moment, when I thought that my desire of being a musician shouldn't live only within me, but to externalize and become a reality.

In 1999 I entered to the "University - El Bosque" in Bogotá/Colombia, where I made my studies in music. During the two first semesters I studied classical guitar with the professor Irene Gómez, but my interest for modern guitar was much bigger, and from 2000 to 2003 I studied Jazz with the professors Gabriel Rondón, Kike Mendoza and Ricardo Márquez Romero, three fantastic musicians to whom I owe most of what I know about modern harmony and improvisation.

After the University I left Colombia and travelled to the USA where I lived four years, and during that time I played with several bands, but mostly with two which styles were very different from each other: Robert Lee Miller (Country Music) & Shangri La (Nujazz)

In 2008 life brought me back to Colombia. There I worked as a vocal coach at the acting academy "Gea Proyecto K", and also composed the music for two productions made by the same academy. This was the first time that I worked as a composer and since then, being a composer has become one of the pillars of my musical life.

Finally in 2009 I came to Vienna. Here I work mostly on giving guitar and applied theory lessons, but obviously as a guitarist and composer as well. I mentioned at the beginning that I wanted to study informatics. Well... I haven't left computers after all. I rely plenty on computers for audio production and MIDI programming, plus with the years I've learned some design and coding as well... An example of it is this website, which isn't the only one I've made. Also, since I came to Austria, my wish for learning languages began to grow, thus I can offer now my lessons in four languages... Spanish, English, German & Italian. During these eight years I've played with several projects of different styles (Pop, Jazz, Rock, Wienerlied, Metal, Funk, Latin...) and grown as a composer and producer, mostly through my solo project and my band Kolors Of Zound. Up to this day I've composed, orchestrated and arranged 54 pieces (35 of them are already published), and currently I'm working on my fifth production which I plan to finish next year.

To be continued...