From: Tyrol, Austria
VÉLVEZ aka Thomas Castañeda (*1982) was born in the Alps and has roots in México.
He began to play the piano at the age of six and the organ at the age of twelve. He studied in Innsbruck as well as Vienna and graduated in musicology. Over the years, he refined his skills and cultivated his own compositional work.
It was in 2008, when he founded the group “Donauwellenreiter” (DWR), that has been praised and recognized for both its outstanding live concerts and recordings.
VÉLVEZ’s debut album as a solo artist ‘I WILL NEVER DIE’ was released in April 2022 by col legno.