Ignacio Barra Macaya

Classical Guitarist

Graduated with the highest distinction in the Musical Interpretation career, mentioning Classical Guitar at the Institute of Music of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso. As a performer, he has performed in Chile and abroad, performing concerts in Easter Island, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia, among others. In his career, he has won awards in various musical performance competitions, the most recent being his First Place in the "Miguel Llobet" 2018 International Guitar Competition in Barcelona (Spain), one of the most prestigious classical guitar competitions in the world.
As a soloist, he has released two albums: "I: Chilean Composers" (2014), a work that only includes premieres of works by Chilean composers (many of them written especially for him), and "Regreso al Camino" (2019), recorded with the JSM Records label in Spain. He has also participated as a soloist in the album of the outstanding national composer René Silva, premiered together with the Marga Marga Orchestra the "Concerto for Lara" for Guitar & Orchestra by the award-winning Argentine composer Miguel Bareilles, recorded for the radio "Cámara" of the Congress in Valparaíso , "Beethoven" radio, UCV Television channel, and for the Irish media: Bay FM radio and the RTÉ ONE television channel. Along with Belstrings-Modern String Quartet (a group he directs) he has performed concerts in Chile and Spain, appearing in various national and international media and released his first album entitled "Te Amaré".

In addition, his role as orchestra director stands out, being in charge of the Great Valparaíso Orchestra and the Valparaíso Cultural Park Orchestra, filming scenes from the movie "Love & Justice: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Rebel Opera" with the latter. American filmmaker Kerry Candaele.