Andrés Posada was born in Medellin, Colombia. He studied piano and theory at the Universidad de Antioquia and at the Escuela Superior de Música. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in composition from The Mannes College of Music, in New York, where he studied with Leo Edwards and Peter P. Stearns. Posada’s music, which encompasses most of the music genres, has won several prizes and honorable mentions and has been performed throughout the Americas and Europe.
His Sonata Estival, (1985), for cello, trumpet, percussion and double woodwind quintet, was commissioned and played by The New York Chamber Winds in Carnegie Recital Hall, New York. In 1989, Mr. Posada received the only honorable mention granted in its category for his work Elegía Primera, for mixed choir and piano, in the International Competition in Composition Valentino Bucchi, held in Rome, Italy.
He has also participated in several Music Festivals in Latin America, the United States and Europe. In 1988 he co-founded the Laboratorio de Música Electrónica Jacqueline Nova, in the Universidad Autónoma, in Manizales. He directed the Laboratory during its first four years.
In 1994, Mr. Posada was chosen by opposition to participate in Words and Music: An Inter American Composition Workshop, held by the Music School at Indiana University, Bloomington. A CD with some of his chamber music with piano, called Signos, was released on March of 1997 produced by Universidad de Antioquia and recorded at Indiana Music School, in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, with the sponsorship of the Latin American Music Center.
He won the Composition Prize of Universidad de Antioquia in October of 1998. Sonidos del Misterio, a CD with some of his compositions, was edited as part of the prize of the competition.
From 1987 to 1887 he taught at the Departamento de Música de la Facultad de Artes in the Universidad de Antioquia.
Mr. Posada is a Corporate Member of the Colegio de Compositores Latinoamericanos de Música de Arte, created in México in 1999.
In May of 2002, in Sao Paulo, Brasil, he was invited to be part of the board of judges of the fourth version of the prestigious Iberoamerican Composition Price, Tomás Luis de Victoria, installed by the Honorable regency of the Kings of Spain and sponsored by SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Escritores), from Spain.
In September and October of 2003, Mr. Posada participated in the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de La Habana, in Cuba. His piece 6 para 6, for woodwind quintet and percussion, was premiered, in Teatro Amadeo Roldán, during the festival.
In December of 2005, the “Luis Ángel Arango Auditorium” in Bogotá, give him an homage with a concert dedicated to his music.
Currently he is a full time professor in the Music Department from Universidad EAFIT.