Felipe Hoyos González (b.1991) is a Colombian composer based in Bogota (Colombia). His work as a composer stands out for its versatility in different fields of composition and interdisciplinary arts projects: from opera and chamber music, to films and art installations.
His music has been performed in different theaters of Colombia, Spain, USA and The Netherlands, with known artists and groups like Bogota’s Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Young Philharmonic Orchestra and Medellin’s Philharmonic Orchestra; the conductors Conrad van Alphen, Leonardo Palacios, Leonardo Federico Hoyos, Stefano Boccacci and Hae-Byul Kim; the theater directors Sybrand van der Werf and Celine Daemen; the lyric singers Ana Mora, Carolina Plata, Maria Ximena Abello and Pablo Martínez; the pianists Felipe Calle, Daniel Muñoz, Laura Galindo and Karla Martínez; the film directors Jorge Ospina and Mónica Mendoza; the writer George Galo, with whom in Bogotá he co-founded the company La Nueva Escena, a platform for the creation and production of original operas by young artists. His opera Melpomene, lyric drama in one act and two scenes, was successfully premiered in Bogotá and the composition of the music of Videl, a short film by DNX Films, takes him to a nomination for Best Original Soundtrack at the ONIROS Film Awards. His most recent work, the opera Blood on Canvas, was premiered during the M4 Festival in Maastricht, staged by Sybrand van der Werf and under the musical direction of Hae-Byul Kim.
Hoyos has a Master in Music from Conservatorium Maastricht, where he studied with composer Vykintas Baltakas, and an undergraduate degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota), where he learned under the direction of the composers Óscar Murcia, Carolina Noguera, Juan Pablo Careño and Guillermo Gaviria.