Harpist and composer originally from Bogota - Colombia, Nicolás Castañeda participated in numerous Colombian music festivals and shows for more than nine years before moving to Boston in 2013, where he is currently a Berklee College of Music Alumni mayoring in Jazz Composition. He has been an active performer both at Berklee and the local scene. His music is based on the creation of new sounds, mixing Colombian traditional rhythms with contemporary music styles as heard on his album "Renacer" or Reborn in English, produced in 2014.
As a composer, Castañeda has created works for Chamber Orchestra, small ensembles and solo pieces where the importance as an artist to bring change is one of his principal goals.
"It inspires me to continue in my search to evolve Colombian and Latin American music through my compositions,” remarks Castañeda, upon receiving his last award from the BMI Foundation in 2015, for his outstanding work as a Latin American composer.