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Invited to participate at the “Creative Dialogues” Seminar in Finland 2017.

December 26, 2017

I was honored to be invited by one of the most creative living cellist, Anssi Karttunen who organizes a workshop in the magical town of Tuusula in Finland alongside world-famous composer Kaija Saariaho to work with a selected group of young performers and composers from all over the world (Alaska, Germany, Spain, NYC, France, Japan, […]

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Selected from across Canada to be featured in the CBC Radio Program Ideas from the Trenches

December 26, 2017

PhD students spend years hunting for answers to the world’s unanswered questions. They usually toil away in obscurity…. until now! Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic shine a light on these emerging thinkers and their work. Juan Sebastian’s Doctoral topic was chosen among more than 100 applications from major universities across Canada to be featured […]

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Awarded the 2015 McBurney Fellowship to collaborate with the Batuta Foundation, Colombia.

October 25, 2015

The McBurney Fellowship’s mandate is to make a significant contribution to improving the health and social conditions of poor and marginalized populations in Latin America through the delivery of concrete and measurable interventions or service-based projects.   As a current McGill doctoral student in cello performance and as a McBurney Fellow, my activities in Colombia […]

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Guest cellist at the Festival Internacional de Artes de Tiradentes, Brazil.

September 1, 2015

Juan Sebastian was invited this last September to the 4th edition of the International Arts Festival of Tiradentes, a pinturesque colonial town in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. There, he joined renowned musicians such as soprano Eliane Coelho and violinist Daniel Rowland to perform chamber music works by Shostakovich, Janacek, Brahms and Schoenberg’s Pierrot […]

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