APR 29th '22 release 'I WILL NEVER DIE' (Col legno)

MAY 05th '22 VIENNA Sargfabrik release concert => tickets

MAY 12th '22 VILLACH Kulturhof

SEP 07th '22 LANDECK Schlosshof, open air



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 on April 29th 2022 by col legno.


  • Caldas Fine Jazz (POR)

  • Int. Jazzfestival Cairo (EGY)

  • Les nuits des nacres (FRA)

  • Expo Mailand (ITA)

  • Worldmusic Festival Hamilton (CAN)

  • Nottingham Festival (UK)

  • Steinway Piano House, Bogota (COL)

  • Hatra Institute Teheran (IRN)

  • Studio 6, Radio Belgrade (SRB)

  • Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal (AUT)

  • Wiener Musikverein, Goldener Saal (AUT)

  • Jewish Festival Warschau (POL)

  • Salzburger Festpiele (AUT)

  • Jazz & the city, Salzburg (AUT)

  • Jazz around the world, Munich (GER)

  • Porgy & Bess, Vienna (AUT)

  • Int. Jazzfestival Freiburg (GER)

  • Int. Accordion Festival Vienna (AUT)

  • Outreach Jazzfestival Schwaz (AUT)

  • Int. Jazzfestival Saalfelden (AUT)

  • Worldmusic Festival Bolzano (ITA)

  • Treibhaus (AUT)

  • Radio Kulturhaus (AUT)

  • and many more...


Thom Castañeda

+43 650 4449871



Aestate Booking

Maria Craffonara

+43 699 18112024



(c) 2021 by VÉLVEZ

foto (c) Erika Mayer

art installation: Stricheraum IIII

 courtesy Linda Berger & Elektrohalle Rhomberg