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Considered to be one of the most outstanding Colombian guitarists, Daniel Saboya has performed concerts in important concert halls and stages in Holland, France, Peru, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Brazil, Spain, Chile, United States, Argentina and Venezuela. His success as a guitarist, composer and music arranger has allowed him to develop projects and play alongside renowned musicians such as Mike Marshall, Caterina Lichtenberg, Alexis Cárdenas, C4 Trío, and Luis Quintero, Javier Contreras, Edwin and Bill Colón Zayas, Fernando León, Germán Darío Pérez, Fabián Forero, Antonio Arnedo, and Roberto Martínez.


He has been invited to perform in venues and festivals such as the Antony International Guitar Encounter (France), the Amsterdam Bimhuis, the TSC Performing Arts Center (Brownsville, Texas), Cartagena International Music Festival, the international guitar meeting ¨Soloist of the World” in Venezuela, the Teresa Carreño Theater, the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex University in Edinburg, Texas, the international guitar meeting in Cuenca, the Colón Theater in Bogota, the Bolivar Hall in London and the Luis Ángel Arango Concert Hall in Bogota, where he has been invited to take part in its concert series and academic programs. He has performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory of the National University of Colombia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá and the Symphony Orchestra of El Bosque University. 


Daniel Saboya has been recognized as a deep connoisseur of the work of the Colombian composer Gentil Montaña, of whom he has made works that are considered reference in the field.


Graduating as a classical guitarist at the Conservatory of the National University of Colombia, he was awarded the First Prize of the II COMPENSAR Classical Guitar Competition in 2004. As a composer, he has focused his work on the creation of repertoire for solo guitar and other settings, based on his contact with classical music and Latin American music, and specifically Colombian folk. His pieces El Pasillo de las Hadas, Guabina para un Músico del Sur, Bordonero y La Ruta Natural have received first prize in national composition competitions. He recently premiered his series “Eight Bambuco Studies for Guitar”  at the UTRGV Guitar Festival of the University of Texas. These pieces aim to motivate students and professional guitarists to include Latin American  music  on their repertoire. 


His discography includes the albums "Reflejos" (1995); “Pa’ los Tres ”(2000); “Suites” - (created thanks to a scholarship granted by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, 2003); “Camaleonte” - Listed by Semana magazine among the five best albums of 2006-; “The Music of Agustín Barrios, Antonio Lauro and Gentil Montaña” (National Music Award for Best Record Production in 2013, Ministry of Culture of Colombia); “Palos y Cuerdas Bimhuis” - this latest recorded for the Dutch label Saphrane Records with the concert of the Palos y Cuerdas Trio at the BIMHUIS in Amsterdam  (2011), and ¨Así es mi Tierra¨ (Gentil Montaña´s Guitar Quartets).


He has developed important works in chamber music integrating ensembles such as the Trio Palos y Cuerdas, the Martínez-Savoie Duo, and the Gentil Montaña Quartet. 


Daniel Saboya is currently a professor of the Bachelor of Music at the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.


Daniel Saboya - Colombia


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