Meet Inti Viana (Colombia; 2015 ISPA Fellow)
Monday, December 7, 2015
Meet Inti Viana, Concert Coordinator at Banco de la República’s Music Section in Bogotá, Colombia. In her capacity at the Central Bank, Inti oversees special projects including the Music Commission Program, which supports Colombian composers and promotes their new works internationally. Inti’s favorite part about working in this field is “help[ing] young musicians build their careers.”
Inti was first introduced to ISPA in 2014 when the Congress was held in Bogotá and was subsequently chosen for the Colombian Fellowship in 2015. When asked about her impression of her first ISPA Congress, Inti recalled “I was amazed at how many things are happening in the artistic field around the world. So many people proposing new approaches to what we do every day, all of them wonderful and innovative. I am grateful to have had this opportunity; it was revealing and thanks to this Congress I have now a new perspective of how arts can do for the society.”
When asked about what she hopes to contribute to the field in her career, Inti expressed “I want young Colombian musicians to have a new perspective on what is happening outside our country. It is more than being a pianist or a violinist or a composer. It is about being innovative and a good citizen. I think that with the experience I have gained working with the bank and what I saw in New York at ISPA I can show them that music offers many possibilities to make a living while helping the society.”
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