Current Fellowship Participants
Meet ISPA's 2017 Latin America Fellowship Program participant Santiago Gardeazabal!
Director, Nova et Vetera
Currently based in Colombia, Santiago Gardeazábal is a multifaceted cultural promoter, producer, manager, agent, and founder of the company Nova et Vetera. He is the founder of El Anónimo (Bogota), a renowned cultural spot for adventurous programming, producing over 1200 concerts in 11 years. An advocate for Colombian music, Gardeazábal initiated different concert series in prestigious halls in his country. He is the creator of Colombia Raíz, a series to showcase underexposed traditional Colombian music at the emblematic Teatro Colón (Bogotá). He also created a new series where three distinguished international modern music string quartets (Arditti, Jack and Voce) released works by Colombian composers of recent generations.
His company Nova et Vetera produced Juan Pablo Carreño´s cinema concert Garras de Oro with the French ensemble Le Balcon in addition to over 100 concerts in Colombia, featuring for the first time in the region artists such as John Zorn and Mike Patton, including Zorn´s Masada Marathon. In 2017 Nova will produce a contemporary music festival in Paris and Bogotá with the occasion of the France-Colombia year, featuring the French ensemble Le Balcon, composer Victor Gama Three Thousand Rivers Amazonian Opera, composer and artist Ryoji Ikeda´s Superposition performance.
Gardeazábals work has been instrumental in fostering exchange among international and Colombian artists. He is currently representing some of the most exciting new talents from abroad in Colombia and viceversa. In May 2016 Santiago was nominated to the Innovation Award Runner Up in Classical Next for Nova et Vetera audacious programming.
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