Yovanny Betancur-Santa

Yovanny Betancur-Santa

Universidad de Caldas
Columbia / Canada

D. in music from the University of Montreal, specializing in contemporary music under the direction of Canadian flutist Lise Daoust. Recognized for his talent and discipline, he has been awarded scholarships of excellence throughout his training by the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Montreal.
Awarded for the best performance at the Stockhausen Academy Festival (Kurten, Germany, 2011).
He studied chamber music with Jean Eude Veillancourt, baroque music with Jean Pierre Pinet and contemporary music with Lorraine Veillancourt and Cristian Gort. Frequently invited to play with the Montreal contemporary music ensemble “La Machine” and with the NEM “Nouvel Ensemble de Musique Moderne”, one of the most important contemporary music ensembles in North America. Regularly invited to play in important venues in Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Canada, Germany and France thanks to his high musical and artistic level and his consolidation as a soloist and chamber musician.
He currently works as a professor of the Flute Chair, leader of the Observatory Research Group of transdisciplinary phenomena in music, Director of the Department of Music and director of the Contemporary Music Ensemble of the University of Caldas - Colombia.

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