Currently, Alejandra is the Chief Conductor of the Santiago Municipal Chamber Orchestra - National Opera of Chile. During the past years, she was the Chief Conductor of the Chile Chamber Orchestra and concurrently with that, the Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Santa Fe, Argentina.
Alejandra Urrutia (Chile)
“A quartet engraved in eternity.” - Die Zeit
Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has honed its luxurious sound for decades.
American String Quartet (USA)
Peter Winograd, Violín I
Laurie Carney, Violín II
Daniel Avshalomov, Viola
Wolfram Koessel, Cello
Then studied at the National Regional Conservatory of Rueil-Malmaison, France, where she obtained the Diploma of Musical Studies, under the professorship of Philippe Pierlot (soloist of the National Orchestra of France) and also at the Regional Conservatory of Versailles, where she obtained the First Prix in Chamber Music and History of Music.
Beatrice Ovalle (Chile)
In 2009 he joined the Conservatoire National Régional de Nice and graduated with 1st prize in the chair of Vincent Tizon. In Paris with Daniel Arrignon at the Conservatoire National Régional de Rueil Malmaison graduated with 1st prize. With Christian Schmitt in École Nationale de Musique du Pays de Montbéliard and graduated as a concertist.
Federico Curti (Uruguay)
Between 2003 and 2019 he was a member of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, working as the first assistant clarinet and where he worked with relevant figures of the symphonic world such as Claudio Abbado, Krzysztof Penderecki and Gustavo Dudamel among others.
Gorgias Sánchez (Venezuela)
He won the Third Prize at the International Brass Competition in Timisoara (Romania) in 2011. That same year he became a scholar of the prestigious Huygens Scholarship Programme for international students with excellent level, after a selection process carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science that included all careers and universities in Holland.
Gabriel Betancur (Colombia)
Expert in helping people realize their potential and their dreams. She has worked for the past thirty years with individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries, helping them to discover their dreams and learn how to make them realities.
Caroline Ward (Australia)
Leadership and Coaching
Through hatha yoga, Juan Pablo seeks to connect physical and mental sensations with a conscious work from breathing, postures (asanas) and meditation, creating an intimate space for conversation where people enjoy their abilities and recognize their limits in a loving way.
Juan Pablo Jara (Chile)
Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando (Chile)
Born in Concepción. He began his piano studies and formal studies of theory and harmony with his father Luis Urrutia.
Kim Kaloyanides Kennedy (USA)
Won her coveted position as a violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22. In 2003, Kennedy further realized her dream when she became Associate Concertmaster.
Katri Ervamaa (USA/Finland)
DMA, has performed throughout North America, Europe and Taiwan. Dr. Ervamaa is a member of the Brave New Works New Music Ensemble, the Muse String Ensemble, the newly founded Järnefelt Piano Trio and E3Q, an experimental trio of cello, trumpet and drums.
Macarena Pesutic (Chile/España)
Is a winner at the RWE Competition in Leipzig, and two time winner at the Music Teachers National Association of the USA (chamber music division).
Sabine Bretschneider Jochumsen (Denmark/Germany)
She first got a position in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in Germany and two years later in 2002, she became a member of the Danish National Orchestra in Copenhagen, Denmark
Felix Wang (USA)
In addition to being the cellist of the Blair String Quartet, is a founding member of the Blakemore Trio and co-principal cellist of the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada as a chamber musician, soloist and in recital, receiving critical acclaim for “beautifully wrought,” “dazzling” and “soulful” performances.
Steve Miahky (USA)
Is the Joseph Joachim Professor of Violin and First Violin of the Blair String Quartet at Vanderbilt University and directs the Adult Chamber Music Institute.
Maria Sampen (USA)
She is Professor of Violin at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. During her tenure at Puget Sound she has twice received the university’s Thomas A. Davis Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and recently was awarded the Kristine Bartanen Research Award for remarkable accomplishments in research and professional development.
Vivian Sunnarvik (Norway)
Over the years Vivian has not only performed at numerous recitals as a soloist and chamber musician, but also performed at rock festivals and jazz festivals, and been a part of several studio recordings.
Justin Bruns (USA)
Is Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra which he joined in 2006. In the summers he is Concertmaster at Cabrillo Music Festival and on faculty at National Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Jan Müller-Szeraws (USA/Chile)
Cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws’ musical journey has taken him over three continents as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Solo-engagements have included performances with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, among others.
Sara Mastrangelo (Canadá)
She has been newly appointed as Performance Instructor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and is director of Suzuki Violin West Ottawa. She was section/concertmaster of New World Symphony in Miami and first violinist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.