|Julio Reyes Copello has just finished producing the new album of Spanish artist, Alejandro Sanz, La Música No Se Toca (Music Is Untouched), and its first single “No Me Compares” (Don’t Compare Me), has already reached #1 in 17 countries. With this production, Julio Reyes completes a 10-year successful career from his first #1 in the Billboard charts with the song “¿Ahora Quién?” (Now, Who?) performed by Marc Anthony.
No other Colombian has had the privilege to produce the music for an American TV series (Hawthorne, produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Sony Pictures 2011), direct and record at the London Symphony Orchestra in two opportunities (“Amar Sin Mentiras” -Love Without Lies, Marc Anthony and “Como Ama Una Mujer” –How a Woman Loves, Jennifer Lopez), produce several of Europe’s most important artists (Alejandro Sanz- Spain, Florent Pagny-France, Reamonn-Germany), United States (Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Taylor Dayne), Canada (Nelly Furtado), and Latin America (Kany Garcia, Chayanne-Puerto Rico, Diego Torres-Argentina, Alexandre Pires-Brazil, Alejandro Fernandez, Thalia and Paulina Rubio-Mexico, Duina del Mar-Colombia); all with great success and in Reyes’ words: “for the simple pleasure of doing music for the world.”
He is convoked by top artists, for the respect that his musicality infuses, and his vast knowledge and talent as a producer, pianist, and composer. “I love how Julio Reyes Copello arranges…we make a great team…a right guess to have worked with him in this new album,” twitted Alejandro Sanz. Likewise, artists the likes of Nelly Furtado, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Diego Torres, and Antonio Carmona, among many others, have reached out to Julio seeking great compositions and epic musical arrangements; pop music that transcends the hardship of time, in moments in which the genre is so ephemeral.
Composer, pianist, arranger, and Colombian producer, Julio Reyes Copello found passion for music at an early age and it became its synonym. Among his achievements are two Grammy Awards, one for Marc Anthony’s album, Amar Sin Mentiras (2004) and another one for La Quinta Estacion (2009) as Best Latin Pop Album; two nominations for a Latin Grammy, one for Alexandre Pires’ Album of The Year, Estrella Guía (2003), and in 2010 as Producer of The Year, as well as nine ASCAP Awards (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). Likely, many of his songs have reached the top charts of Billboard magazine during the last ten years.
His innate potential to transform the complexity and extent of human emotions into melodies and songs, allow him to displace effectively through all musical genres, nationality and languages, with the same capacity, intensity, and grace.
He studied at the Javeriana University in Bogota, became a professor at the same university, and thanks to his premature work, he was awarded with a full scholarship to study at the University of Miami and obtain his Masters degree in Media Writing & Production, where he graduated with honors. Due to his accomplishments during his school years, composer, Jorge Calandrelli, selected him to work on the orchestration of the seven songs included in the Christmas album, Our Favorite Things, with Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett, Vanessa Williams, and Charlotte Church; project in which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra also contributed.
Music for the big screen is another one of his great passions. With his contribution on the movie, Reach For Me, directed by Levar Burton (Star Trek, Roots), he won an international award.
At the end of 2011, he produced Puerto Rican, Kanny Garcia’s CD/ DVD, album that is currently at the top of the sales charts in iTunes. In addition, he has also produced the album of Cali’s artist, Duina del Mar, the album of American pianist, Arthur Hanlon, with contributions from artists the likes of Marc Anthony, Natalia Jimenez, Laura Pausini, and Cheo Feliciano, as well as the music for the film, Love Orchard, from the famous director, Farhad Mann, that was released at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Certainly, Julio Reyes Copello will continue to stamp his mark in the industry at a global scale, creating dreams with his music and inspiring a new generation of artists.
2.) Me enamore de ti
3.) Me pierdo contigo
2.) Maldita sea mi suerte
3.) Ya lo sé que tú te vas
4.) Amada amante
2.) Duele *Producer, Composer, arranger, pianist
3.) Vuelvo al sur *Producer, Composer, arranger, pianist
2.) The fall *Producer, piano, engineer, orchestration, mixing
2.) Moments like this *Producer & co-writer
3.) Open skies *Producer & co-writer
4.) Like a bird *Producer & co-writer
2.) Tu *Producer, composer, arranger
3.) Por arriesgarnos *Producer, composer, arranger
4.) Como amar a una mujer *Producer, composer, arranger
2.) Lo bueno siempre tiene su f inal *Writer spanish version and vocal producer
3.) Dar *Writer spanish version and vocal producer
2.) Tan solo palabras *Producer, composer, arranger, programmer, strings arrangement
3.) Volando entre tus brazos *Producer, composer, arranger, programmer, strings arrangement
4.) Escapemonos *Producer, composer, arranger, programmer, strings arrangement
2.) The rhythm *Producer, music composer, arranger and programmer
2.) Tu y yo (English) *Producer, music composer, arranger and programmer