Andrés Poveda began studying cello in his native city of Montelíbano, Colombia with Alexander Rojas. In 2014 he travelled to Bogotá to continue his studies with Juan Pablo Martínez. That same year, he enrolled in the University of the Andes in order to pursue a career in music with an emphasis on cello under the guidance of Diego García, with whom he finished his studies.
As a composer, Andrés has taken classes in composition with Catalina Peralta. Currently, he is studying composition with Renato Marsiglia. In 2018, Andrés wrote the original music for the short film, “Skai,” for which he won a prize for the best soundtrack in the Smart Films festival. In 2019, he actively participated in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogatá’s orchestra composition workshop, with his work, “Gritos de independencia,” which was directed by Fabián Panisello. In 2020, Poveda received the second prize in the CILASiM First International Composition Competition with his work, “Savannah,” for wind quintet.