Born in Bogota (Colombia), Felipe Nieto's music is rooted in a combination of lyricism and rhythmic complexity and intends to touch upon themes that range from political commentary to simple sound exploration. At the same time, he believes strongly in versatility and feels that his musical language is open to the exigencies of every piece he composes. Felipe has received first price at the annual PubliqQuartet Composition Competition, first price at the Exit 128 Ensemble Composition Competition, Honorable Mentions at the Buffalo Chamber Players call for scores and the Boston Guitar Festival Composition Competition. Felipe is a two times recipient of the Smadbeck prize for Music Composition at Ithaca College and was selected as one of the participant composers of American Composers Orchestra's 2018 EarShot program to have an orchestral piece workshopped by the Charlotte Symphony. Recent engagements include his assignment as Assistant Artistic Director of Las Americas en Concierto (New York) and collaborations with pianist Charles Abramovic (Temple University) Brower Trio (Spain), Vox n Plux (New York), and an ongoing project with the Bogota Chamber Orchestra (Colombia).