JUAN FERNANDO AVENDAÑO RESTREPO (Bogota, Colombia) is an international soloist and currently principal trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
He is second prize winner of the International Trumpet Competition at the "Brass Week" in Lieksa, Finland, 2012. He won the first prize in the national trumpet competitions: "Eric Aubier" 2001 and "Ciudad de Bogotá" 2005 and is Finalist and Jury Prize winner at the International Trumpet Competition in Budapest, Hungary 2009.
In Colombia he has worked with several symphonic groups, within which it is worth noting the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Band, among others. He has also integrated and collaborated with: the "YOA" Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Andean Countries Orchestra "CAF", The World Symphony Orchestra 24/04, Santiago de Chile Philharmonic and London Sinfonia. At the Schagerl Brass Festival in 2014 became part of the "European Brass Ensemble".
JUAN FERNANDO AVENDAÑO RESTREPO works as soloist and guest lecturer at various orchestras, festivals and trumpet seminars around the world. Notably are his presentations in Argentina, Peru, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Armenia, Hungary, Mexico, Chile, Panama, Brazil and Costa Rica.
For years he has led the trumpet school in Colombia and premiered numerous trumpet and piano works as well as trumpet and orchestra concertos featuring Colombian composers. He also introduced international trumpet repertoire in his country. In 2015 Avendaño released a compact disc with original music for Trumpet and Piano and he is preparing a new one recording in 2021.
Currently, he leads an educational program called “Colombian Trumpet Academy” which associates the trumpet players of his country in order to offer them a complement musical studies.
Juan Avendaño is a Yamaha Artist and member of the World and European Brass Association.