JULIO REYES COPELLO
Musical Producer, Pianist, and Composer
Eleven GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY awards, 35 nominations (including four nominations for Producer of the Year), 15 Billboard chart-topping songs, and more than 10 ASCAP awards are more than enough to show the tremendous impact Julio Reyes Copello has had on the Latin music industry throughout the last two decades.
It's been 20 years since the Colombian producer decided to move to Miami, and he has had the opportunity to write, record, and produce songs and albums for several of the most important artists in the world:
His projects also include composing, arranging, and recording the soundtrack for the virtual experience MARS 2030 (NASA, Fusion and N-Vidia), conducting and recording the London Symphony Orchestra twice, producing and arranging the music for the visit of Pope Francis to Colombia in 2017, as well as writing and producing the soundtracks for American TV series Hawthorne (produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Sony Pictures), the Spanish-language adaptation of the blockbuster Korean movie Miss Granny (produced by Mexican actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez), and the upcoming animated film Koati (produced by Marc Anthony and Sofia Vergara), while still composing his own classical pieces for piano.
Julio Reyes Copello found his passion for music at an early age. He studied at the Javeriana University in Bogota, where he was also a professor. Later, he was awarded a full scholarship from the University of Miami to obtain a Master's degree in Media Writing & Production, where he held the Teaching Assistant position with honors.
In 2000, producer Jorge Calandrelli chose him to work on the orchestration of the songs included in the Christmas in Vienna album, "Our Favorite Things," with Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett, Vanessa Williams, Charlotte Church, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and ever since Reyes Copello has only garnered ascending success and respect, which have led him to become one of the busiest producers of the market today.
In 2013, Julio Reyes Copello established his own recording studio – Art House – which has become not only his working place but also a breeding ground for some of the most important artists in the region, as well as an open creative society in which several artists, instrumentalists, and songwriters get together to write, arrange, and produce new music without any distinction of sex, age or ethnicity.
Determined to discover and support new music talent, Julio Reyes Copello founded Art House Records, an independent label focused on developing the skills and careers of honest and talented musicians, including to date Brika, BOGART, the 5-time Latin GRAMMY nominee Paula Arenas, the Latin GRAMMY winners Juan Pablo Vega and Mariana Vega, and the upcoming young Colombian singer-songwriter Ela Taubert.
Julio Reyes Copello will certainly continue to stamp his mark in the industry on a global scale, creating dreams with his music and inspiring a whole new generation of artists.