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The aim of the Portillo International Music Academy Festival is to focus on works for String Quartets and Wind Quintets, ending with an orchestral work.




Alejandra Urrutia, Artistic and Music Director



American String Quartet

  • Peter Winograd, Violín (USA)

  • Laurie Carney, Violín (USA)

  • Daniel Avshalomov, Viola (USA)

  • Wolfram Koessel, Cello (USA)


  • Beatrice Ovalle, Flute (Chile)

  • Jorge Pinzón, Oboe (Colombia/Chile)

  • Gorgias Sánchez, Clarinet (Venezuela)

  • Pedro Salcedo, Bassoon (Colombia)

  • Gabriel Betancur, French Horn (Colombia)


  • Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando


Leadership and Coaching

  • Caroline Ward (Australia)

Hatha Yoga

  • Juan Pablo Jara (Chile)



There will be two modalities of application:

  • As instrumentalists with specific repertoire requirements for each instrument.

  • As string quartets and wind quintets already formed.



  • Open to foreigners and Chileans between 18 and 30 years old.

  • Dates available throughout the duration of the festival.




  • Applications start on Thursday 16 June until Thursday 1 September 2022.

  • Notification of pre-acceptance: Thursday 22 September.

  • Pre-acceptance meeting: Pre-acceptance meetings will be held the week of 26 September and 3 October 2022.

  • Notification of final acceptance: Thursday 6 October.

  • Duration of the Festival: 14-24 January 2023



  • Fill out the form HERE with with all the information required below . The application form is to be filled in individually.

  • Send link with application video and requested pieces (please send youtube link and separately for each suggested piece).

  • Send CV in Times New Roman font with no more than 250 words and individual photo to the application email (


If you have any questions please contact us at the following e-mail:

Once you have submitted the information, you should receive an email confirming receipt of the information. If this does not happen, be sure to contact us or if you have any problems filling out the online form, please contact us as well.






  • J. S. Bach, one movement of a sonata or partita of choice

  • W. A. Mozart, First movement of a concerto of your choice without cadenza

  • One movement of a romantic concerto or a short virtuoso piece of your choice




  • J. S. Bach, two contrasting movements from the cello suites of your choice

  • First movement of your choice between the Hoffmeister or Karl Stamitz Concerto




  • J. S. Bach, two contrasting movements from suites of choice

  • J. Haydn, First movement of a concerto of choice (with cadenza)




  • A movement of your choice from a piece of the Classical period (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, among others)

  • A movement from a romantic and/or contemporary piece of your choice.




  • W. A. Mozart, Flute Concerto in G major: First movement with cadenza.

  • Francois Poulenc, Sonata op. 164. II. Cantinella



  • W. A. Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C major KV. 314. 314. First movement: beginning up to measure 120. Second movement: beginning up to measure 50.

  • Camile Saint-Saens, Sonata for oboe and piano op. 166. Second movement.



  • Louis Cahuzac, Arlequin. Piece for solo clarinet.

  • Ludwig Spohr, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra n. 1 in C minor. First movement.



  • Two pieces from different epochs: two contrasting movements of free choice and different epochs.



Choose ONE of the two concertos with cadenza:

  • Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major K. 495. First movement with cadenza.

  • Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major K. 447. First movement with cadenza




Choose ONE of the following works:

  • Paul Dukas, Villanelle for horn and piano.

  • Richard Strauss, Concerto n. 1 op. 11 in E flat major (First Movement)

  • Sigurd Berge, Horn Lokk for solo horn

  • Bernhard Krol, Laudatio for solo horn

  • Reinhold Gliere, Horn Concerto op. 91 (First Movement)

  • Hermann Neuling, Bagatelle for horn and piano


WIND QUINTETS (minimum 10 minutes in total)

  • A movement from a work of the classical period of your choice

  • A movement from a romantic and/or contemporary work of your choice



Those accepted to the Portillo International Music Academy Festival must accept the following rules and regulations:



The scholarship for each student is $4.000.000 Chilean pesos (USD5000) per person. Selected students will have a full scholarship, which includes: classes, accommodation, meals, transportation from Santiago to Portillo and back.


The festival starts on Saturday 14 January at 18:00 hours, so a bus will leave at 14:00 hours from Renato Sánchez 4270, Las Condes, Santiago.


The festival ends with three final concerts, of which one of them will take place at the Hotel Portillo (the place where the festival will take place) on Sunday 22 January at 17:00 hrs. and for the other two concerts we will go down on Monday 23 January at 10 am to the city of Santiago, where we will stay in a hotel until Wednesday 25 in the morning.  


  • Students must arrive on time to catch the bus. If, for any reason, you miss the bus pick-up and drop-off times, you will have to get to the Hotel Portillo by your own means.

  • The scholarship does not include the payment of the bus fare to the city of Santiago, nor medical insurance.

  • Each foreign and Chilean student must have a health insurance that is necessary to send once you are selected for the festival.

Once the festival has started it is necessary to:

  • Attend all classes and be punctual in everything.

  • Agree to the full festival agenda that you will have with details when you arrive in Portillo.


Because this festival is committed to excellence at all levels, there are certain actions that we feel we must follow in order to achieve this goal and we inform you of them

  • During the time of the festival, including the Festival Orchestra concerts, students will not be allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind. If this happens we will know that the student has made the decision not to continue at the festival and the student will be taken to the bus terminal in the city of Los Andes, where he/she will be able to take a bus back to Santiago or wherever he/she wishes. The festival will not pay for the transfer costs in this case.

  • When applying, make sure that in addition to the artistic and musical proposal, you also agree with the rights and responsibilities that everyone will have when being part of the festival.


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