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Mr Rodrigo Santibanez

Touring Artist with Musica Viva Australia

Member of Various Orchestras and Groups

Masterclasses with Craig Ogden and David Leisner




Rodrigo Santibanez, a Chilean-born guitarist, embarked on his musical journey in Concepcion, Chile, playing the guitar from a young age. Under the guidance of Chilean guitarist Daniel Estrada, Rodrigo received formal classical guitar training, marking the beginning of his musical education. His dedication led him to the Faculty of Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago, where he furthered his guitar and music studies.

Upon relocating to Sydney in 2000, Rodrigo continued his musical pursuits and earned his Bachelor of Music Studies majoring in Classical Guitar from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2008. His studies were enriched under the tutelage of the acclaimed Australian guitarist Greg Pikler.

Throughout his career, Rodrigo has showcased his musical prowess in solo and chamber performances across South America and Australia. He has graced the stage as a soloist with prestigious orchestras like the Concepcion Symphony Orchestra, North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra, Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra, Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Sydney baroque ensemble Salut! Baroque.

Rodrigo Santibanez's musical versatility extends beyond classical realms. He has collaborated with the South American music ensemble Tigramuna, touring extensively across Australia and South East Asia as part of the Musica Viva Australia music program. Rodrigo's commitment to his craft is evident in his participation in masterclasses with renowned guitarists such as Craig Ogden and David Leisner. His artistic journey reflects a fusion of classical precision and a broad musical spectrum, making him a notable figure in the international music scene.

Sydney School of Music and Fine Arts
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