Ruben started studying music as a child in Colombia, his native country, motivated by the sounds of musicians at home and old LP’s from which he began learning guitar. He has studied music and guitar with renowned international teachers in Colombia and Spain, sponsored by scholarship of the ICETEX in this last one, also have finished the study program of Bachelor in Music, awarded "Magna Cum Laude" for his Bachelor Thesis and his Bachelor Exam / Guitar Recital, which includes his own compositions too. He has performed in concert halls and at music and Guitar festivals in Spain, France, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Chile, Peru, Guatemala and Colombia. He has received national and international awards. Ruben was a resident composer at The Banff Centre in Banff, Canada, and at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Alaska, U.S.A., supported by scholarships awarded by the Colombian Ministry of Culture, the Banff Centre and the Sitka Fine Arts Camp itself. His work as a performer, arranger and composer continues to be well regarded.
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