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Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando (Chile)
Piano

Nacido en Concepción. Comenzó sus estudios de piano y estudios formales de teoría y armonía con su padre Luis Urrutia.

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Katri Ervamaa (USA/Finlandia)
Cello

Como artistas de Fanjul&Ward se han reunido para explorar juntos un programa que recuerda las noches en Granada. 
Dos grandes talentos, personas notables, artistas verdaderos. 

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Roberto Díaz (USA/Chile)
President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin.

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Scherto R. Gill (UK)
Researcher Educator Writer Facilitator

Is a Senior Fellow at the GHFP Research Institute, an international peace think-tank based in the Southeast of England. She a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Education, an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sussex, and a Research Fellow at the Harmony Institute, University of Wales Trinity St David.

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Charles Limb (USA)
Surgeon, neuroscientist, and musician at the University of California, San Francisco

Has carried out research on the neural basis of musical creativity and the impact of cochlear implants on music perception in hearing impaired individuals. As an otologic surgeon and otolaryngologist, he specializes in treatment of ear disorders.

In his research, he has focused on imaging the brains of jazz artists as they improvise in the fMRI Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has worked under the assumption that improvisation is important to creativity more generally, and creativity is vital to basic problem-solving, evolution, and survival.

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Marina Mahler (UK/Italy/France) 
Founder and President of the
Mahler Foundation

Is the granddaughter of composer Gustav Mahler and Alma Mahler, and the daughter of sculptor Anna Mahler and conductor Anatole Fistoulari.

 

 

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Carmen Gloria Larenas (Chile)
General Director of the Municipal
Theatre of Santiago

Is the General Director of Teatro Municipal de Santiago, and was Artistic Director of Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.  Trained as a ballet dancer in the School of Ballet of the Santiago Opera House, she danced with the Company under the artistic direction of Ivan Nagy, among others.

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Luciana Mancini (Chile/Suecia)
Mezzosoprano

Holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where she studied with Rita Dams, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance, Peter Kooij and Diane Forlano. Most recent appearances include the title role in Handel’s Serse at Theater Bonn, Messagiera in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in Vicenza, Budapest and Geneva.

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Martin Campbell-White (UK)
Consultant Askonas Holt

Is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and admired artists managers of our generation. Having begun his career at Ibbs & Tillett in 1969, Martin moved to Harold Holt in 1972 and later negotiated the merger of that company with Lies Askonas, to form Askonas Holt.

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Arthur Nestrovski(Brazil)
Artistic Director of the São Paulo
Symphony Orchestra

He is also the Artistic Director of the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, since 2012.He holds a B. A. in Music (with 1st-class honours) at the University of York (England); and a Ph.D. in Music and Literature from Iowa University (USA). From 1992 until 2009, he was a senior music critic for Folha de S.Paulo, and he was also a senior editor at PubliFolha, the newspaper's publishing branch. 

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Cultural Manager with extensive experience in planning and direction of cultural projects. He holds a Master in Cultural Management by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as well as a Diploma in International Cultural Relations.

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Juan Carlos Adrianzén (Perú/Colombia)
Director of Programing of the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogota, Colombia
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Juan Antonio Cuéllar (Colombia)
Manager of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia

Obtained his master's and doctorate in composition at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. he was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Bogotá to compose the music for the mass "Un Canto Nuevo", celebrated by Pope Francisco in Bogotá (work distributed by Sony Music).

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Kent Nagano (USA)
General Music Director of Staatsoper Hamburg

Is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is passionate about introducing concert and opera audiences throughout the world to new and rediscovered music and offering fresh insights into established repertoire.

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Andrés Gomberoff (Chile)
Theoretical Physicist

 

 

He obtained his PhD from Universidad de Chile in Santiago in 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Syracuse University, and at CECs (Centro de Estudios Científicos) in Valdivia, Chile. His research interests are in gravitation and quantum field theory. He is also a science writer, and author of several books. He currently works at CECs.

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María Claudia Parias (Colombia)
Executive President of Fundación Nacional Batuta

She is a social communicator and journalist, specialist in Cultural Management and a Master's Degree graduate in Cultural Administration from the University of Barcelona.  Currently, she is a member of the Executive Board of the International Music Council (IMC) and member of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) in New York. 

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Pepe Olmedo (Spain)
Director and Founder of Música para Despertar

Expanding worldwide the benefits of music in the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Psychologist, Music Therapist and Musician with the band SoundBa

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Chiqui González (Argentina)
Actriz, Dramaturga, Abogada y Ex - Ministra de Innovación y Cultura del Gobierno de Santa Fé

Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. On 30 November 2012, as part of the Graduation Party of the new Scottish University Teachers, Professor Chiqui González, received the distinction of Doctor Emeritus Honoris Causa from the authorities of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Morten Solvik (Vienna/Norway)
Vice President of Mahler Foundation

 

 

Grew up and received his education in the US (Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania) before moving to Austria, where he currently resides and works as an educator and musicologist. Solvik’s focus as a scholar focuses on the tantalizing connections between music and culture, especially with regard to Gustav Mahler and the turn of the century.

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