Juan Orrego-Salas


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

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.[1]

He died in Bloomington, Indiana, on November 24, 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Ricardo Lorenz, "Juan Orrego-Salas: 1919–2019", Indiana University Bloomington, Jacobs School of Music, Latin American Music Center website (accessed January 17, 2020).

External links

  • bio page from Indiana University, archive from 29 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine (archived December 29, 2010) (accessed 1 October 2013).
  • La Ciudad Celeste, conducted by Carmen-Helena Téllez
  • A conversation with Juan Orrego-Salas, recorded March 1, 2014
  • Interview with Juan Orrego-Salas, August 17, 1991
  • A Latin American Composer in the United States, 2004