During the summer of 2023, Tellez will have his Colombian and Venezuelan debut with the Bogota Philharmonic and Merida Symphony Orchestra
During 2021/2022, Tellez was appointed Gustavo Dudamel Fellow, a commitment that included conducting Los Angeles Philharmonic and assisting conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Sussana Malkki, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta among others.
He has conducted orchestras in the United States, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Finland, Brazil and Colombia. Some of these include the LA Philharmonic, Netherland Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Athens Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, Pachuca Symphony South West Florida Symphony, Turku Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Manizales Symphony Orchestra.
Tellez has worked and collaborated with composers such as Steve Reich, John Adams, John Williams and Steve Mackey in recording sessions. As an advocate of new music, Tellez has participated for the Green Umbrella Concert series, an event that features world-premiere pieces commissioned by the LA Phil. In the 77th anniversary of the Legue of American Orchestras conference, Tellez opened the concert along with Gustavo Dudamel.
Tellez is very passionate about the power and effects of social transformation through music. In 2017, he worked in 40 Horas, an artistic project supported by local government to foster talent in economically disadvantaged areas of Bogotá, Colombia. In this social project, Camilo and his team created a Youth Symphony Orchestra and a local children's choir that performed in local venues all around Bogota. In engaging with this project, he has had the opportunity to hone his conducting skills and broaden his understanding of the impact of music in some of the most vulnerable communities in the U.S. and Latin America.
Tellez holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music . Previously, he studied piano performance and orchestral conducting, graduating with honors from the Juan N. Corpas University in Bogotá, Colombia.
His conducting mentors include Gustavo Dudamel, Jorma Panula, Thomas WIlkins and Arthur Fagen.