Chicaquicha – this is the name of the indigenous peoples
who used to live in the area where today’s city of
Zipaquirá, Colombia is, and where Andres Villamil
was born in 1976. He studied classical guitar with
Gentil Montaña, Sonia Diaz and Roberto Aussel
at the ALAC music academy and the Universidad
Nacional conservatory, both in Bogotá, as well as at
the Academy of Music and Dance in Cologne. In
1998 he won First Prize as soloist in the IDCT competition
“Intérpretes del Próximo Milenio” in Bogotá.
In 2004, a First Prize at the international “Voice and
Guitar” competition with the Duo Ymaya in Germany
followed. In addition to his classical training,
Andres Villamil concentrates on the music of his
home continent, South America.
This program, his debut CD, pays homage to the
music of his country. He selected original compositions
for guitar as well as his own arrangements of
Colombian songs and instrumental pieces. The program
ends with four of his own works.