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Juan Orrego Salas (1919 - ) Print

Juan Orrego Salas (1919 - )


This musicologist and composer graduated as an Architect of  Universidad Católica in 1943. The first musical studies were taken at the Conservatorio Nacional (National Conservatory). Several years later, he specialized at Columbia  University. He taught History of Music and Composition at the National Conservatory and founded the Escuela Moderna de Música (Modern School of Music). In 1961, he founded and directed the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University. From that moment on his international career took off and his work spread at festivals the world over. In 1971, Universidad Católica awarded him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa and in 1992 he received the Premio Nacional de Artes Musicales (National Award in Musical Arts).

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