Watch Santiago Cañon-Valencia perform Bach’s virtuosic cello suite no.6 in D major, filmed during lockdown in 2020.

Cañón-Valencia made his orchestral debut as a soloist when he was six years old with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, going on to study with Henryk Zarzycki in Colombia, James Tennant in New Zealand, Andres Diaz in the United States and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy for Young soloists.

He is the winner of the Silver Medal and ’Audience Favourite’ Award at the 2019 XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition and the 2018 Starker Foundation Award. He was awarded third prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Competition 2017 in Brussels.

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