Eduardo Betancourt was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He began his harp study at the Bigott Foundation and continued at the ‘José Ángel Lamas’ National Conservatory and the ‘José Reina’ Music School. He has traveled extensively, in and out of Venezuela, where he has performed in a number of festivals and has played alongside several renowned artists in live concerts and recordings. He represented his country at the First World Harp Festival in Asunción, Paraguay in 2007.
Edmar Castañeda, harpist, band leader and composer, was born in Bogotá, Colombia where he started playing the Colombian harp at age thirteen. His unique style, combining Latin jazz with traditional Colombian music, has earned him a firm place in the international jazz scene. By transforming the harp into a lead instrument, producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he is practically a world unto himself.
Mariano González. Born and raised as a cowboy in Buena Vista, Paraguay, Mr. González grew up in a family of harpists. At 5, he began playing under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. A world class performer, he is an extraordinary harpist, composer, and harp maker. He has mesmerized audiences around the world with solo performances in many prestigious concert halls.