Pablo Salinas

he began his career as a violist in 1994 at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile.

He has participated in groups such as the Baroque Chamber Orchestra, the Conjunto Música Antigua, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago and the National Youth Symphony in which he held the position of first viola. During that period, he participated in master classes with professors such as Roman Spitzer (soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Israel) and Rolando Prusak (assistant professor of Nicolás Chumachenco).

He has integrated the Chamber Orchestra of the Municipal Theater, and has participated in numerous festivals of Chamber Music and Contemporary, both at the University of Chile and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

He was part of many String Quartets, with one of which he obtained the 2nd place in the National Chamber Music Competition 2001.

He was invited from February 16 to March 5 to give a seminar and Master Classes by the Foundation Arnoldo Schwimer in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. He has premiered a large number of Chilean works by composers such as Fernando García and Roberto Falabella, as well as new composers.

He has played soloist with orchestras on two occasions, highlighting his performance with the Antofagasta Symphony Orchestra, with which he performed the concert « Der Schwanendreher » by Paul Hindemith, obtaining great praise from critics.

He obtains the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a mention in Musical Interpretation and in 2004 the Title of Interpreter Mention Viola, both approved with Maximum Distinction. From 2006 to 2009, he held the position of soloist assistant at the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile. From 2009 to 2011 he was in charge of the Chair of Viola in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile. Currently he is viola tutti of the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile and member of the Creole Quartet, this last group is dedicated to the rescue of European and Latin American works for string quartet using copies of historical instruments.

He has recorded numerous albums as a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile as well as an interpreter in chamber music groups on national and international labels such as NAXOS.