Juan Hernandez, a native of Bogota, Colombia, studied piano, violin and clarinet as a child and participated in numerous instrumental ensembles. He studied Choral Conducting at Los Andes University in Bogota as an undergraduate, during which time he founded several choirs with the specific goal of interpreting music of all eras and genres. With his ensemble ‘Bocca Chiusa Grupo Vocal', which focused on folklore music from South America, he participated in the 3rd annual Choir Olympic Games in Bremen, Germany in 2004. Two years later in 2006 he founded the choir ‘Voices Out' which performed popular music from various nations around world. During 2008 - 2009 he was conductor of the choirs that performed with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Foundation, a year in which he also began cello studies. In 2009, Hernandez founded ‘Scherzo' which performed Tomas Luis de Victoria's Officium Defunctorum.