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 Alvaro Zegers

Alvaro Zegers

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Alvaro was born in Santiago de Chile, Chile. His father, an architect and a amateur musician, taught him form a very early age music theory, harmony and the guitar, which he would study for 8 years.
When he was 16 years old he begun studying composition and flute with Cristian Crisosto, a chiliean musician and composer.
In 2007 he was admitted at the conservatory of the Universidad Católica de Chile, where he would major in composition and clarinet, with Francisco Gouet, first chair of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.
In 2011 he came to France to continue his studies with Philippe Cuper, Alexandre Chabod, Alain Billard and Alain Damiens.
He has played in orchestras as the Chilean National Orchestra and the Orchestre Philarmonique Royal de Liège (Belgium). He won the 2nd prize in the Picardie National Competition – France – bass clarinet in 2014, and the 1st prize in the Lempdes National Competition – France – also in bass clarinet in 2015.
He is currently studying at the Paris Saclay University and the Versailles Conservatory, at the Master’s program MIP.
In 2015 he created Duo MUTIS with Ayumi Maesato, a duo specialized in contemporary music for clarinets and female voice.