Cortés, a native of Chile was formerly Principal Flute of the Classical Orchestra of Santiago, Chile.  He studied with Alberto Harms and Robert Langevin, Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic, as his teacher. As a soloist and orchestral musician, he has toured South America and the USA with different ensembles such as the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Chile and Sinfonica de Chile and has performed at numerous festivals such as the Primer Festival International de Flauta in Rio de Janeiro, the Western Slope Music Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado and Frutillar Chile, among others. In addition to Mr. Cortés' classical training pursuit, he is a proponent of South American folklore music. He performs regularly as a soloist on sikus and quena and with the Atacama Ensemble.  He also has recorded with the internationally acclaimed Chilean folk group Inti-Illimani. Recently, Gonzalo released his new CD, Valle, featuring an amazing collection of original music composed and performed by Mr. Cortes.  You can find him on the web at www.gonzalo-cortes.com.
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Fabio Mateus is a native of Bogota, Colombia, where he studied at the Conservatory of Music from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. At the Universidad Nacional, he specialized in music pedagogy as well as classical flute. Fabio has performed with various ensembles such as Senda Nueva, Son de Siempre and Atacama Ensemble. Fabio is an outstanding musician who has mastered several instruments such as flute, saxophone, guitar and quena among others.
  Roberto Clavijo was born in Chile where he's been a professional musician since the age of 18.  He was the director of a folkloric song and dance group in Chile.  He later toured much of South and Central America with the renown folkloric group Guamary, playing in folk clubs, on television and university concerts in Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Curacao.  Roberto came to the United States in 1981.  He has toured Great Britain in 1992-1993, with the group Gypsy Real, playing on BBC radio in England and Wales.  As a member of Viva Quetzal  and Atacama Ensemble  he can be heard performing on quenas, zampoñas, charango, Venezuelan cuatro and percussion.  Roberto is also a skilled folkloric wind and stringed instrument maker.
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