Santiago Uribe-Cardona NSU’23 was born in Cartagena, Colombia 20 years ago in a family of non-musicians and started his musical studies at age 6 playing the drums and taking private guitar lessons. At age 11 he started to take cello lessons at his high school music program under the tutelage of Prof. Andres Muñoz, with Mr. Muñoz Santiago attended the Cartagena International Music festival where he participated in master clases with renowned musician such as Denis Shapovalov, Alvaro Bitran, Santiago Cañón Valencia, Evelien Prakke among others. At age 16 he traveled to Paris, France where he was chosen to be part of the Binational Colombo-French Orchestra and performed on a side-by-side as assistant principal cellist at the Paris Philharmonie with musician from Les Siecles and The Paris Philharmonic, the next year he started his professional studies under Prof. Paul Christopher at NSU where he is pursuing a degree for Music Perfomance and Bussines Administration. In 2020 Uribe-Cardona performed at the CFIM with the Supernova Orchestra as assistant principal on a side-by-side with musician from the Royal Concertgebow and Camerata Austria. Uribe-Cardona likes to spends his free time running, swimming, reading, cooking and sleeping; His plans for the future are being part of a Major Symphony Orchestra and to be a cello professor at a Major Conservatory.
You can find Santiago’s performance here.