An actress, director and teacher, her work has been influenced by her collaboration with the masters Andrés Pérez Araya, Andrés del Bosque and Juan Radrigán. Her work as a director has been characterized by research based on the alignment between theater, music, working-class environments and humor. One of her most outstanding pieces is Amores de cantina by Juan Radrigán.
Regia Orquesta Sexteto
With an original line up of Cuti Aste, Jorge Lobos and Álvaro Henríquez, this group created the original score for the play La negra Ester (1988), which included songs by Roberto Parra and a selection of popular Latin American music. This play caused a change in Chilean music and theater as Parra’s work became more well known, including his huachaca style of jazz and cueca chora dances. The current lineup includes original members Guillermo Aste and Jorge Lobos, as well as Marcelo Salinas, Roberto ‘Titae’ Lindl and Juan Pablo Bosco.
A pianist and arranger, in the words of journalist Marisol García, he’s considered “one of the key popular Chilean musical arrangers, both of recordings and large-scale concerts”. His work has ranged from classical to popular and he has collaborated on records by important artists, including Cecilia, the Ángel Parra Trío, Vicente Bianchi and Arturo Gatica. His involvement in television programs such as Pin Pon and Sábados Gigantes has made him a household name.
Guillermo “Cuti” Aste
A player of multiple instruments, as well as a composer and arranger, he’s had a long career as part of the local music scene. He’s been a member of bands such as Javiera y Los Imposibles, Los Mismos and Electrodomésticos and is currently a member of Los Tres. He’s also done musical theater, with his work on La negra Ester particularly standing out, in which he directed and was a member of La Regia Orquesta. His career has been highly versatile: he’s explored genres such as electronic music, pop, background music and rock.