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Lorena Rios

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2012 - Winner of the ICETEX scholarship for Young Talents. She has been the soloist in the International Saxophone Festival, Bellas Artes, Cali (2017), played with the Symphonic Orchestra of Cusco (2016), with the Band of the Network of Music Schools of Medellín (2011), and in the XVI Yamaha Music International Seminar (2010) with a concerto for marimba and saxophone. She took part in the First Latin-American Saxophone Contest with Maestros Miguel Villafruela and Carlos Averoff. She also took part in the Masterclass seminar with the international performer and teacher Jean-Marie Londeix in 2013. She has participated in cultural exchanges in the United States, Peru, Spain and Portugal.
Master in Art from the University of Antioquia; in 2012 and 2013 she took a postgraduate degree in Saxophone Performance in the Superior Conservatory of Music in Castile and Leon, (Salamanca, Spain) with Maestro Andrés Gomis. She is a graduate of the University of Antioquia as a professor of saxophone, under Esneider Valencia and Wilson Ferrer after having begun her studies in the Network of Music Schools of Medellín.
She has performed under the direction of Frank de Vyust, and has taken Masters Classes under Claude Delangle, Emiliano Bari, Erich Marienthal, Josetxo Silguero and Jaime Uribe. She also played with different Medellín groups such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellín, the EAFIT Symphonic Orchestra, the Children and Youth Orchestra of Medellín, the University of Antioquia’s Symphonic Band and the La Jaraima which belongs to the Antioquia Folklore Ballet, with which she has performed in different Colombian cities.
Currently she is working in teaching and musical research in the context of Latin-American saxophone music, where through collaborations with Colombian composers she hopes to nurture the saxophone repertory available at present.
She is presently teaching saxophone at the University of Antioquia and the Network Music Schools of Medellín. She is the saxophone player of the women’s group Tahonnas enclave and performs with Trío Mestizaje and the Somnus Quintet.
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