Mauricio Pena

director, recital hall


After training as a singer and receiving his BA in Music Performance and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire, Mauricio attended Columbia University where he received a masters degree in Arts Administration. While living in New York City, he was an intern at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and worked for the development department at New York City Opera at Lincoln Center. In 2003 he moved back to Colombia and was appointed executive director of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked as head of music programs for the Bogota Bureau of Culture, Sports and Recreation and as artistic administrator and director of education for the Colombian National Symphony. In addition to this experience, he has been lecturer in the arts administration programs at Universidad Javeriana and Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, as well as guest speaker for different events and courses for other institutions. He has been a juror for different competitions and auditions for organizations such as the Colombian Ministry of Culture, Banco de la República, the Bogota Philharmonic and Bogota’s Teatro Colón. At present he is the director of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango’s recital hall, which presents around 220 concerts per year in Bogota and 28 other Colombian cities.

participating in

  • Classical:NEXT 2016