Please join us for a pre-concert intro session at 6:15
Applauded and renowned Chilean classic guitar player, Romilio Orellana was born in Santiago, Chile in September 1970. Completed with honors his musical studies with Professor Ernesto Quezada in the Arts Faculty of Universidad de Chile. Participated in master classes and seminars with lute players Hopkinson Smith and Eduardo Egüez, and the Belgian guitarist Rafaela Smits.
Awarded in important international guitar contests, in 1994 obtained the First Prize in the IX “Alirio Díaz” International Guitar Contest, held in Caracas, Venezuela; Special Mention in the first international contest, “Agustín Barrios Mangoré” in Asunción, Paraguay in 1996; First Prize in the second international contest, “Liliana Pérez Corey” in Santiago, Chile; Second place in the prestigious “Francisco Tárrega” international contest, during 2002 in Benicassim, Spain, where he also obtained the Best Interpretation award for Francisco Tárrega’s work in 2000.
He has been member of important Chilean artistic delegations, such as the Expolisboa 98, Hannover International Fair, Guadalajara’s International Book Fair and the 50th anniversary of the Coronation of Thailand’s King.
Since 1996, he has been academic of the Arts Faculty of Universidad de Chile and head of the guitar courses of Universidad Mayor.
Exhibition Artist: Laura Zerebeski
Preconcert Artists: Daniel Cheung and Phillip An
Laura Zerebeski paints urban landscapes and personifies buildings so they look like the people who live in them. She takes familiar urban scenes and re-imagines them with a bright mix of caricature and idealism. Laura believes that art should communicate a universal experience, which is somewhere between joyful and resilient, and some days we all need a reminder of what that looks like.
"Daniel has performed classical guitar frequently for public events organized by the City of Vancouver, the City of Burnaby, the City of New Westminster, and North Vancouver Recreation and Culture. He has also performed for Venezuelan Embassy in London, UK.
Besides performance, Daniel is committed to serving the community through music. He was involved in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program organized by Vancouver Brain Injury Association, in which he performed for Acquired Brain Injury survivors. He has also performed for patients at hospitals, including Louis Bier Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital.
Daniel has studied extensively with a number of finest guitarists, including Stephen Boswell, Alec Pearson, Daniel Bolshoy, Marc Teicholz, Martha Masters, Jonathan Leathwood, Michael Partington and Illiana Matos."