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Andrés Madariaga Corvalán, born in Santiago de Chile, has received more than 30 awards during his musical career in major national and international competitions in countries such as Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Thailand. Among these are first prizes at the Vital Medeiros Competition (Brazil, 2009), the A. Montovani Competition (Italy, 2018), the Asia Guitar Competition (Thailand, 2017), the Amarante International Guitar Competition (Portugal, 2018), the NRW Guitar Prize (Germany 2022), a second prize at the Miami International GuitART Competition (USA, 2021), and the Rising Star Competition at the Guitar Festival University in Rhode Island (USA, 2021), a third prize at the Spanish Guitar Competition in Tokyo (Japan, 2023) and a fifth prize at the Tokyo Guitar Competition (Japan, 2022).


Andrés has also had several opportunities to perform as a soloist in Chile and internationally in various concert halls and venues in Amarante, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Bad Kissingen, Bangkok, Madrid, Mexico City, Morelia, Milan, New York, São Paulo, Salzburg, and Tokyo.


In 2011, he obtained his Bachelor of Guitar Performance from the Austral University of Chile, and in 2016, he earned his Master of Arts from the Mozarteum University under the guidance of Marco Tamayo. In addition to his musical career, Andrés has developed his knowledge and skills under the guidance of outstanding guitarists such as Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Gallén, Hubert Käppel, Joaquín Clerch, and Eliot Fisk, as well as professional lutenists Eduardo Egüez and Hopkinson Smith. He completed his chamber music studies in Salzburg under the harpist Stephen Fitzpatrick (Staatskapelle Berlin).


In his role as an educator, Andrés was a professor at the Austral University of Chile in 2011-2012 and has conducted masterclasses in countries such as Chile, Mexico, Italy, and Thailand. Furthermore, Andrés is dedicated to introducing the guitar to students in remote and underprivileged areas in Chile through educational concerts. In this context, he has performed more than 150 concerts since 2013.

Andrés has been awarded scholarships from the Cultural Council and "Becas Chile" (Conicyt) of the Chilean government as well as the "Fundación Guitarra Viva Ernesto Quezada" scholarship, which made his first solo album entitled "Sonata romantica" possible. His latest album "An Idea", which was released in October 2022, has over 5.5 million streams and Andrés has around 360,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. His new EP "Autumn's gaze", recorded in New York, was released in winter 2023.


1st Place

“Southern Guitar Festival and Competition” - USA (2020)

“Amarante Guitar Competition” Portugal (2018)

“Competition A. Montovani” Follonica, Italy (2018)

“Asian Guitar Festival and Competition” - Bangkok, Thailand (2017)

“Carlos Pimentel” - Chile (2011)

“María Luisa Anido” - Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010)

“Cochabamba” - Bolivia (2010)

“Vital- Medeiros” - São Paulo, Brazil  (2009) + the Audience Prize

“Concurso Liliana Pérez Corey” Chile (2007)

2nd Place

“Miami Guitart Competition”, USA (2021)

“Thailand Guitar Competition”, Bangkok Thailand (2017)

“Volos Guitar Competition”, Volos, Greece (2016)

“Norba Caesarina Concurso” Cáceres, Spain (2014)

3rd Place

“Klagenfurt Guitarfest” Klagenfurt, Austria (2019)

“Miguel Llobet”, Barcelona, Spain (2012-2017)

“Barrios Competition”, Nuoro, Italy (2012)

“Concurso Llerena”, Badajoz, Spain (2011)


2011 - Fondo de la Música | Culture Ministry of Chile

2014 - Becas Chile (Conicyt) | Education Ministry of Chile

2015-17 - “Live Music Now” Salzburg

2019 - Fondo de la Música | Culture Ministry of Chile

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