Julián Quintero Silva is an Ecuadorian composer born in Quito. He studied music composition in Germany, at the University of the Arts in Bremen with Younghi Pagh Paan, and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Johannes Schöllhorn. In 2013 he won the Théodore - Gouvy - Prize of the Eurodistrict SaarMoselle for his orchestra piece „Eres el mar inasible.
From October 2014 to March 2015 he was a scholar at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Julián Quintero Silva has received commissions from the City of Cologne, the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, the Chamber Orchestra Ricercare and the Ensamble Música Nueva of La Paz, Bolivia. He is currently based in Bremen, Germany.