An engineering and architecture graduate, he specialized in music at the José Artigas Teaching Institute and began his musical career as a concert pianist. He has conducted the Crandon Institute’s chamber choir and those of the municipalities of Colonia de Sacramento and Rosario. In 1977, he became deputy conductor of the Sodre choir and, in 1981, he was made its interim director. In 1982, he created the Santiago Municipal Choir, which he has been conducting ever since. In 2002, the Amigos del Arte Corporation awarded him the Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue prize for his artistic career and the Municipality of Santiago awarded him the Apóstol Santiago medal.
Coro del Municipal de Santiago
This first full-time professional choir in Chile was founded in 1983 by the Santiago Municipal Theater under conductor Jorge Klastornick, who has been with them ever since. Replacing the existing Operatic Choir, this group has been putting on outstanding performances for years. It has always taken part in opera seasons and has delved into the symphonic-choral field over the years. Two Municipal Theater projects have supported the development of choral art in Chile: the Crecer Cantando program, aimed at encouraging choral singing in schools and Trabajar Cantando, aimed at encouraging this discipline in companies.