Daniel Cuéllar-Trujillo

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Daniel Cuéllar-Trujillo
Carrera 43E No. 6-37, Apt. 401
Medellín, Antioquia

Daniel Cuéllar-Trujillo is a Colombian composer, orchestrator, conductor and sheet music editor. He studied piano with renown Colombian pianist Teresita Gómez and maestro Álvaro Huertas. He has also studied piano, counterpoint, harmony, musical analysis, composition, and orchestration with Colombian composer Juan Antonio Cuéllar, and he has completed several publishing projects with Colombian composer Juan Carlos Marulanda, with Score Musical, the Central Bank of Colombia, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, EAFIT University Press, the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, and the Fundación Canto por la Vida, as well as several independent projects.

He earned his degree in professional music composition at EAFIT University (Medellín, Colombia, 2018), where he studied with Juan David Osorio, Marco Alunno, and Andrés Posada, and with Richard Leigh-Harris and Edwin Roxburg during an ERASMUS exchange program at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK, 2017), where he underwent a specialized course in music engraving and editorial techniques. Master with emphasis in orchestral conducting (EAFIT University, 2022), under the guidance of Alejandro Posada.

Winner of the National Music Prize in Composition, granted by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Colombia (2016), for his piece Shir Hashirim, Op. 5 for choir, chamber ensemble and percussion. Finalist in the Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Song Writers (Royal Birminham Conservatoire, UK, 2017), and winner of the "Concurso Jóvenes Talentos" ("Young Talent Contest") granted by the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra (2018).

His catalogue includes pieces for piano (solo and duet), compositions for different ensembles (both chamber music and orchestral music), and vocal pieces. He has written several works of orchestration based on pieces by Brahms, Beethoven, Liszt and Tchaikovsky. As an engraver, he has edited over 100 pieces, mostly by Colombian and Latin American composers.

His music has been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, by the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra, by the Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles of the Iberacademy Foundation, and by the Camerata Jaibaná, and by conductors such as: Cecilia Espinosa, Jaime Uribe, José Luis Camisón, Camilo Toro, Juan David Osorio and Alejandro Posada. His chamber repertoire has been performed by the Nova String Quartet, the Arcadia Choir, the Horn and Percussion Duet of Northern Iowa University School of Music (USA), The Dragonfly String Quartet (UK), and the Zonas Grises Clarinet Quartet, among others.

His music can be found on YouTube, Facebook and SoundCloud.

Score catalogue

BERLIOZ - Le Spectre de la Rose (Version in A major) - From "Les nuits d'eté" (voice and piano) - Solo instrument (Alto)
BONONCINI - Cantata da camera No. 7 - Luci barbare spietate - Voice + keyboard
Four Pieces for Solo Piano, Op. 1 - Solo instrument (Piano)
Fugal Impressions, Op. 9 - Piano four hands
Impromptu "Il Figlio", Op. 4 - Solo instrument (Piano)
LISZT - Consolations S. 172 - Transcription for String Orchestra - Six Pensées poétiques - String orchestra
MOZART - Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo, K. 584 - Original "Aria of Guglielmo", Act I / Scene XI, in "Così fan tutte, K. 588" - Orchestra
Nocturno III, Op. 10 - Solo instrument (Voice)
Ode to Joy - From Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 - Orchestra
Shir Hashirim, Op. 5 - Prelude and Chant on the First Section of "The Song of Songs" - Choir + orchestra
Suite Thirty-Six, Op. 7 - Solo instrument (Piano)
TCHAIKOVSKY - The Nutcracker Suite - Version for Solo Piano and Chamber Orchestra - Short version for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano and String Orchestra - Orchestra + solo Piano