Luis G. Biava is from a family that represents four generations of musicians. Now principal cello of Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), his first cello studies were with his uncle, Miguel Uribe, in his native Colombia. He attended the University of Michigan, and earned a masters degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Leonard Rose. He also studied with Gabo Rejto, Samuel Mayes, Elsa Hilger, and Oliver Edel.
He has performed solos with many orchestras, both local and in Central and South America. Recent performances include Brahms Double Concerto with his wife Ariane Sletner (violin) with Knox County Symphony (2006) and in San Juan, Puerto Rico with his father Luis O. Biava conducting the orchestra (2007); Schumann Cello Concerto with CSO (2007); Dvorak Cello Concerto with Greater Columbus Community Orchestra (2010) and Knox County Symphony (2011); Beethoven Triple Concerto with Ariane Sletner, Blanca Uribe (piano), and New Albany Symphony, conducted by his father (2011); Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto with Pei-An Chao and CSO (2011); and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the CSO Youth Orchestra (2012).
Also a chamber musician, Luis performs with Trio Biava-Uribe with Blanca Uribe (piano) and his father (violin); and is a member of the High Street Four quartet, and Canaletto.