Daniel Cuellar Trujillo
Born in Bogotá D.C., Colombia, on January 4, 1995, from an early age he developed a special fascination for music, thanks to a stimulating family background. He began his music education in the Italian School Leonardo Da Vinci of Bogotá, participating in many choral presentations. There he attended his first piano lessons at age of 11, with professor Álvaro Huertas.
In 2011, he became a personal piano pupil of renowned Colombian pianist Teresita Gómez; he also carried out studies in piano, counterpoint, harmony, composition and orchestration with his uncle, PhD. from Indiana University (Bloomington, U.S.A.), Juan Antonio Cuéllar.
In 2013 he was admitted at EAFIT University, Medellín, to study a five-year undergraduate course in Music Composition. He was also admitted at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to study a short-term international exchange program, from September to December 2017.
During his career, he has studied composition with Juan Antonio Cuéllar, Juan David Osorio, José Manuel Sandoval, Marco Alunno, Andrés Posada, Richard Leigh-Harris, and Edwin Roxburgh. He also learned editorial skills working with Colombian composer Juan Carlos Marulanda, in 2017.
In 2016 he won the 'National Music Prize of Composition for Choir and Chamber Ensemble', given by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Colombia, with his original composition, "Shir Hashirim: Prelude and Chant on the First Section of The Song of Songs, Op. 5", for SATB Choir, Chamber Ensemble and Percussion.