Juan David Forero


Born in Colombia, Juan David Forero started to play percussion and marimba at the age of 14 under Federico Demmer in the National University of Colombia Conservatory of Music, there he also studied with Rafael Zambrano, William Leon and Mario Sarmiento on Percussion and with Libardo Saavedra and Guerassim Voronkov  on Conducting.

Mr. Forero won several national competitions in Colombia and has played as soloist with all the major symphony orchestras in Colombia.

In 2006 Mr. Forero participate in the International Marimba Competition in Linz winning the IKMMA award.

In 2006 Juan decided to create the “Taller Nacional de Marimba”  (National Marimba Workshop) a educational event created with the intention of show the marimba music to the general audiences and to work with young talented musicians in the developing of their technique and repertoire.

He also studied in Masterclasses with outstanding musicians as Katarzyna Mycka, Keiko Abe, Jean Geoffroy,  Peter Sadlo, Robert van Sice, Eric Sammut, Ney Rosauro, Svet Stoyanov, Nick Woud among others.

Juan Forero also participate in the First Latinamerican Marimba Competition in Tuxtla Gutierrez winning the Keiko Abe Special prize and in 2012 he was a semifinalist in the 6th. World Marimba Competition in Stuttgart.

Since 2003 he is the Timpanist in the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, with this orchestra he has toured different countries as Ecuador, Spain, Israel, Perú, Panama and Oman. Also he has worked with important conductors and soloists as Gustavo Dudamel, Irwin Hoffman, Rosen Milanov, Colin Currie, Johannes Moser, Roberto Alagna, Anna Netrebko and Boris Berezovsky among others.

Juan David is from 2012 a marimba one artist.
and in 2020 he joined the roast of artists of JG Percussion.

OrchestraNational Symphony Orchestra of ColombiaTitleTimpanist

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