A Columbian composer born in 1971, Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom received his Master’s degree in composition at the Javeriana University in Bogotá in 1998. In 2000, he moved to France in order to continue his training with Emmanuel Nunes at the Cnsmdp.
Intrigued by computer music and new technologies, he followed the Cursus program in composition and computer music at IRCAM in 2005 where he composed Big Bang for viola and electronics. Rizo-Salom received the support of several institutions including the Columbian government, the Villecroze Academy, the Nadia et Lili Boulanger Foundation, the Meyer Foundation, the Tarrazi Foundation, and the Legs Saint-Paul Foundation in addition to a number of commissions.
From 2005 to 2007, he was a composer-in-residence at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. He has composed works for chamber music, for orchestra, and with electro-acoustic elements that have been performed in several contemporary music festivals in Columbia, France, England, Russia, Austria, Portugal, Spain, and Canada and have been broadcast on the national radio stations in Canada, France, and Columbia.