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Currently based in Medellín and Bogotá, Santiago Gardeazábal is a multifaceted cultural promoter, producer, manager, agent, and founder of the company Nova et Vetera. Nova has produced over 100 concerts in Colombia, featuring artists such as John Zorn and Mike Patton, for the first time in the region. He was the founder of El Anónimo, one of the most renowned cultural spots in Bogotá for adventurous programming, producing over 1500 concerts in 13 years.
An advocate for Colombian music, Santiago initiated different concert series in some of the most prestigious concert halls in his country. He was the creator of Colombia Raíz, a series to showcase underexposed traditional music from all corners of Colombia, to the historic Teatro Colón of Bogotá.
He produced Juan Pablo Carreño´s cinema concert Garras de Oro with the French ensemble Le Balcon. He also created a new series, where three distinguished international modern music string quartets (Arditti, Jack and Zaide) will release works by Colombian composers of recent generations.
And Nova et Vetera brought the John Zorn Masada Marathon to Latin America for the first time.
In 2017 he is curating a John Cage week presenting Irvine Arditti, Joel Chadabe and Haydée Schvartz among others in the Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional. He is collaborating with France-Colombia season where he will produce 7 concerts with french Ensamble Le Balcon and 3 performances of Superposition, the piece from Ryoji Ikeda.
In october he will produce Victor Gama 3 Thousand Rivers Multimedia Opera and comission several new works for colombian composers for a Colombian festival in Paris.
Santiago has been an essential link between international and Colombian artists, fostering exchanges between musicians of different scenes from all over the world. He is currently representing some of the most exciting new talents from abroad in Colombia and from Colombia to other countries.