与兰乔圣菲文化平台合作的印第安纳大学积可斯音乐学院大提琴副教授 Emilio Colon
2014年他担任匈牙利布达佩斯帕勃罗卡萨尔斯国际大提琴比赛评委，也曾受邀作为危地马拉古典交响乐、德州音乐节管弦乐团、德州室内乐管弦乐团、波多黎各卡马拉管弦乐团客座指挥和独奏家，2013年担任萨尔斯音乐节、瓜亚基尔交响乐团、洛哈交响乐团以及波多黎各交响乐团客座独奏家;同时还是国际室内乐音乐节(弗罗里达州萨拉索塔)、Tons Voisins音乐节(法国阿尔比)、米尔谷室内乐协会、纽约市巴奇音乐厅乐团独奏家。他曾在荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅举办过电台直播音乐会、在电影“Un Poema a L’Exili "EL PESSEBRE" de Pau Casals y Joan Alavedra”中出镜并演奏大提琴，该电影荣获西班牙雷乌斯电影节“最佳影片奖”;也曾作为特邀独奏家参加波多黎各交响乐团(由Pablo Casals 创办)50周年庆典巡演。
2015-16年间，他在内华达室内乐音乐节举办音乐会、任乌克兰国家交响乐团独奏家、西班牙“Ciutat de Xàtiva”音乐节夏令营客座艺术家，以及2016年一二月间波多黎各国际室内乐乐团首届音乐节创办者和艺术总监。
经由他作曲、编辑、改编的音乐作品发表在Masters Music Publications、Edwin F. Kalmus,、LudwigMasters Publications、H.P. Music Publications等多本期刊杂志上。他的作曲处女作是与Klavier公司合作为Trio Amadé的专辑“Obseción”中钢琴三重奏所打造的作曲作品。近来，他的作曲作品包括“Recuerdos de Tata”、“Dana la Colorá’”(由James VanDemark演奏)等。他改编的作品已在世界各地演奏，包括在第六届全美大提琴协会上，他的改编作曲作品被选为小组音乐会核心曲目。
作为一名活跃的室内乐音乐家，他与Emile Beaux Jeux钢琴三重奏合作演奏，获得美国国家艺术基金会连续两届常驻演奏以及美国室内乐协会的赞助。他曾是迈阿密新世界艺术学校教师成员，并以Trio Vizcaya弦乐乐团成员的身份在佛罗里达各地演奏。他还是佛罗里达大西洋大学常驻乐团Trio Amadé的成员，是该校Dorothy F. Chandler Schmidt Eminent奖金获得者。
Colón最早在波多黎各音乐学院师从Joaquín Vidaechea并获学士学位，并在毕业时荣获Pablo Casals纪念章。在印第安纳大学音乐学院，他曾师从杰出大提琴家Janos Starker学习后来成为其同事，师从小提琴传奇人物Joseph Gingold，并获得研究生学位。此外，他还曾跟随萨尔茨堡莫扎特音乐学院的Antonio Janigro、锡耶纳奇吉阿那学院André Navarra学习。之后，他担任达达里奥品牌代言人并在其阿玛蒂1700大提琴上使用该品牌的琴弦。
Associate Professor of Music (Cello)
Cellist | Composer | Conductor
The sound of the critically acclaimed cellist Emilio Colón has been described in prose as, “His glowing tone became a caress of the ears, a prolonged kiss of melody, an embrace...” The American Record Guide has praised his performance as “lively, exciting, expressive and absolutely beautiful,” and has stated, his “playing is full of life and warmth.”
Acclaimed as a passionate and virtuosic performer, Emilio is highly sought after as a solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, composer and pedagogue. An extensive international career has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Notable appearances include soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, Bozeman Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río, Mexico, Texas Festival Orchestra, and San Angelo Symphony Orchestra.
In the Fall 2014 he served as a member of the jury for the Pablo Casals International Violoncello Competition in Budapest, Hungary. He has also been invited as guest conductor and soloist with the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala, The Texas Festival and Chamber Orchestras, and the Orquesta de Camara Concerto de Puerto Rico; guest soloist for the 2013 Casals Festival, Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, Loja Symphony Orchestra, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra; recitalist at La Musica International Chamber Festival in Sarasota, Florida, Festival Tons Voisins in Albi, France, Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, and Barge Music in New York City; Live Radio Broadcast Recital from the Concertgebouw, Spiegelzaal; performances and appearance on screen for the movie Un Poema a L’Exili "EL PESSEBRE" de Pau Casals y Joan Alavedra which received the Best Picture Award at the REUS International Festival in Spain; and featured soloist on tour with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary of the founding by Pablo Casals.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include concerts at the Nevada Chamber Music Festival; soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, guest artist at the Curso Internacional de Música “Ciutat de Xàtiva” in Spain. January and February 2016 marks the premiere festival of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico of which Emilio is the founder and artistic director.
His recordings are featured on the Enharmonic, Centaur, Zephyr, and Lyras labels. Colón has also recorded for Klavier as solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, and composer under the label. As an international cultural advocate, he has been guest artist at many national and foreign embassies most recently receiving the US Ambassador’s Cultural Diplomacy Award for his work in improving the relations between the US and foreign countries.
Colón is on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where at the age of 26, he was appointed as one of the youngest in the history of music schools in the United States. He has since established himself as a leading pedagogue having offered courses at the Paris Conservatoire, the Geneva Conservatoire, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Toho Gakuen in Tokyo, the Hochschüle für Musik in Stuttgart, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de Musica in Puerto Rico and on the faculty as conductor and cellist of the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas, and on the faculty of Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, and the Indiana University Summer Music Festival.
Colón’s arrangements, editions and original compositions are published by Masters Music Publications, Edwin F. Kalmus, LudwigMasters Publications, and H.P. Music Publications. Colón’s debut as a recorded composer took place with his ta”N”go for piano trio as featured on Trio Amadé’s recording with Klavier, “Obseción.” Recent performance highlights of his compositions include the premiere of Recuerdos de Tata for cello & orchestra with Colón as EC Malta concertsoloist as well as the premiere of Dana la Colorá’ for Double bass & Piano performed by James VanDemark, recently heard on NPR in New York City and Los Niños y las Minarets for Piano Trio, and Los Jolgoriosos for Violin & Piano. His acclaimed arrangements have been performed around the world, including the 6th American Cello Congress where Colón’s arrangements were chosen as the centerpiece of the main ensemble concert program.
An active chamber musician, Colón played with the Emile Beaux Jeux Piano Trio, which won a grant for two consecutive residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts and a sponsorship from Chamber Music America. Colón was a member of the faculty at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, where he performed throughout Florida as a member of the string ensemble, Trio Vizcaya. He was also a member of Trio Amadé, the resident ensemble at Florida Atlantic University, and was a Dorothy F. Chandler Schmidt Eminent Scholar in Music at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
As a student and later colleague of the distinguished cellist and pedagogue, Janos Starker and legendary violinist, Joseph Gingold, Colón earned a master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Music. Colón received a bachelor’s degree as a student of Joaquín Vidaechea, from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, where he won the Pablo Casals Medal upon graduation. Colón had additional studies with Antonio Janigro at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and at the Academia Chigiana in Siena with André Navarra. Emilio is endorsed by D’Addario and performs using their strings on his Amati cello from 1700.