Acclaimed in prose as, “his playing is full of life and warmth,” (American Record Guide) and “Emilio Colón is obviously a virtuoso with taste,” (Fanfare Magazine), Emilio is celebrated as a passionate and virtuosic performer, in demand as a solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor, composer and pedagogue. An extensive international career has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Latin and South Americas, Europe and Asia. His recordings are featured on the Enharmonic, Centaur, Zephyr and Lyras labels. Colón currently records for Klavier as solo cellist, chamber musician, conductor and composer under the label. Most recent engagements include guest soloist at the 2013 Festival Casals and recital tours of Europe and Asia. At the age of 26, Emilio was appointed to the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as one of the youngest in the history of music schools in the US. Colón has since established himself as a highly sought after pedagogue. As composer, Colón’s work has been heard on NPR and is recorded on the Klavier label. Masters Music, E.F. Kalmus and HP Music Publications publish his editions and arrangements. An active chamber musician, Colón won a grant for two consecutive residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts and a sponsorship from Chamber Music America while with the Emile Beaux Jeux Piano Trio.