Andrés Madariaga Corvalán, born in Santiago de Chile, has received during his musical career more than 30 prizes in major national and international competitions in countries like Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Thailand. Among them are first prizes in the Vital-Medeiros Competition (Brazil, 2009), in the A.Montovani Competition (Italy, 2018), in the Asia Guitar Competition (Thailand, 2017) and in the Amarante international Guitar Competition (Portugal, 2018).
Recently he won a second prize in the Miami International GuitART Competition (USA, 2021). Andrés also had multiple opportunities to perform as soloist in Chile and internationally at various concert halls and venues in Amarante, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Bad Kissingen, Bangkok, México City, Morelia, Milan, São Paulo and Salzburg.
He obtained his Bachelor of Guitar Performance at the Austral University of Chile in 2011 and his Master of Arts at the Mozarteum University in 2016 under the tutelage of Marco Tamayo. In conjunction with his musical trajectory, Andrés developed his knowledge and skills with the guidance of outstanding guitarists such as Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Gallén, Hubert Käppel, Joaquín Clerch and Eliot Fisk, and also with professional Lute players Eduardo Egüez and Hopkinson Smith. His chamber music studies were undertaken in Salzburg with harpist Stephen Fitzpatrick (Staatskapelle Berlin).
In his labor as a pedagogue, Andrés was professor in the Austral University of Chile during the years 2011-2012 and gave masterclasses in countries like Chile, Mexico, Italy and Thailand. Besides due to fundings from the Chilean government he performed from 2012 to 2018 in more than 120 rural schools in the south of Chile.
Andrés has been awarded with scholarships from the culture council and “Becas Chile” (Conicyt), from the government of Chile and additionally with the scholarship from “Fundación Guitarra Viva Ernesto Quezada” which made his first CD recording possible. Currently he is producing his second album with the harpist Maria-Theresa Freibott.