“Great guitarist from Chile!!!
He is considered one of the most important Chilean guitarists of his generation. He studied at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile with Ernesto Quezada.
Nicolás stands out for his beautiful sound and great expressiveness, which together with his clarity and technical precision has led him to become an international artist, offering concerts in countries such as Spain, Argentina, Chile, the United States, among others.
His quality as an interpreter has been rewarded in a multitude of competitions from the age of 13 to the present day. We would like to highlight the First Prize in the VIII Liliana Pérez-Corey National Competition in Santiago de Chile, the Second Prize in the XIX Alirio Díaz International Guitar Competition in Venezuela, or the First Prize in the II Raimundo International Guitar Competition "Homage to Leo Brouwer”; (Spain) in which the master was part of the jury.
He has taken classes from outstanding teachers such as Hopkinson Smith (USA), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), José Antonio Escobar (Chile), Álvaro Pierri (Uruguay), Franz Halasz (Germany), Marco Socias (Spain), among others.
His versatility as a musician led him to study Orchestra Conducting, with a scholarship from FOJI together with Maestro Eduardo Browne (Chile) and Miguel Ángel Gilardi (Argentina). He is also director of the Symphony Orchestra of the CCEM, and founder of the Guitar Orchestra of Chile.
Through scholarships such as that of the Ernesto Quezada Living Guitar Foundation, he is studying a Master’s in Interpretation at the Conservatori del Liceu, combining his studies with his pedagogical studies at the University of Barcelona.
He is currently director and founder of the International Classical Guitar Festival of Santiago FIGS and titular director of the Symphonic Orchestra of La Granja.