Juan Orrego-Salas

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Juan Orrego-Salas
Born18 January 1919 Edit this on Wikidata
Santiago Edit this on Wikidata
Died24 November 2019 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 100)
OccupationComposer, musicologist Edit this on Wikidata

Juan Antonio Orrego Salas (January 18, 1919 – November 24, 2019) was a Chilean composer.

His students in Chile included composer Sylvia Soublette.[1] In 1961, he permanently relocated to the United States to work at Indiana University Bloomington, where he co-founded the Latin American Music Center. In 1992, he was the inaugural winner of Chile's National Prize for Musical Arts.[2]

He died in Bloomington, Indiana, on November 24, 2019.[3]


  1. ^ "Sylvia Soublette (1922-2020) - Memoria Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile". www.memoriachilena.gob.cl. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  2. ^ "Lanzan disco con música para saxofón compuesta por Juan Orrego Salas" [Album Released With Music for Saxophone Composed by Juan Orrego Salas]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Santiago. 28 September 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ Ricardo Lorenz, "Juan Orrego-Salas: 1919–2019", Indiana University Bloomington, Jacobs School of Music, Latin American Music Center website (accessed January 17, 2020).

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