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Romilio Orellana was born on 18 September 1970 in Santiago, Chile and studied guitar with Professor Ernesto Quezada, graduating with honours from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Chile. He has participated in masterclasses with celebrated players such as Hopkinson Smiths and Eduardo Eguez.  For five consecutive years, he won the "Friends of the Municipal Theatre" scholarship presented to the most promising young talents in Chile.  He has won many first prizes in International Guitar competitions including in Benicassim in Spain.
Romilio has appeared at several prestigious international festivals around the world: Expolisboa '98; Hanover International Book Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico and the 50th Anniversary of the King of Thailand Celebration.  He is regularly to be seen touring as a recitalist in Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia,Portugal and Thailand.

Translated by J. Sylvester, LACCS-UK

Romilio Orellana will be performing UK premieres of guitar duos by Angelo Gilardino, with fellow LACCS-UK artist, guitarist, Sante Tursi in the Purcell Room on Wednesday 25th February 2004 at 7.30pm.
Music clip - click HERE
to listen to a minute of the track
Nino Garcia "Articulo de Concierto" (1957-1998),
for guitar and string quartet, oboe, flute and horn.