Was born in 1989 in Bogotá, Colombia. She grew up in Cali, a city located in the southwest of the country, near the pacific coast, where she got in touch with a very rich world of Folklore music. While dancing and listening to it, the composer could gather many different experiences which influenced and emblazed her idea of music and art. She started to play the piano as a young girl, having the opportunity to get to know and study the European music tradition. Her love and curiosity for this musical culture brought her to Europe, where she studied composition with Manfred Stahnke and Gordon Kampe. Catalina Rueda´s music unites on the one hand the scent of music as a ritual, which colors and accompanies our loneliness, and on the other hand music as a science, where logical structures search for beautiful possibilities of expression.
Catalina Rueda has had the opportunity to work with artists like Trio Catch, Ensemble KNM Berlin, Asian Art Ensemble, Lux Nova Duo, Mirror Strings, Kölner Vokalsolisten. She has participated in festivals like Darmstadt, International Summer academy Opus XXI, Acht Brücken music festival.