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.
He completed his Master's and Doctorate studies in Music at the University of Montreal - Canada. He studied chamber music with Jean Eude Veillancourt, baroque music with the French Jean Pierre Pinet and contemporary music with Lorraine Veillancourt and Cristian Gort. Betancur is regularly invited to play in important halls in Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Spain and France.
Currently, he is a professor of the flute department, leader of the research group "Grupo de Investigación Observatorio de fenómenos transdisciplinares en música. Director of the Department of Music and director of the Ensamble de Música Contemporánea de la Universidad de Caldas - Colombia. He is Peer Evaluator of Colciencias and Academic Peer of the CNA of the Ministry of National Education. Since 2016 he serves as Artistic Director of the CiMa International Music Festival.