Applauded and renowned Chilean classic guitar player, Romilio Orellana was born in Santiago, Chile in September 1970. Completed with honors his musical studies with Professor Ernesto Quezada in the Arts Faculty of Universidad de Chile. Participated in master classes and seminars with lute players Hopkinson Smith and Eduardo Egüez, and the Belgian guitarist Rafaela Smits.
Awarded in important international guitar contests, in 1994 obtained the First Prize in the IX “Alirio Díaz” International Guitar Contest, held in Caracas, Venezuela; Special Mention in the first international contest, “Agustín Barrios Mangoré” in Asunción, Paraguay in 1996; First Prize in the second international contest, “Liliana Pérez Corey” in Santiago, Chile; Second place in the prestigious “Francisco Tárrega” international contest, during 2002 in Benicassim, Spain, where he also obtained the Best Interpretation award for Francisco Tárrega’s work in 2000.
He has been member of important Chilean artistic delegations, such as the Expolisboa 98, Hannover International Fair, Guadalajara’s International Book Fair and the 50th anniversary of the Coronation of Thailand’s King.
Since 1996, he has been academic of the Arts Faculty of Universidad de Chile and head of the guitar courses of Universidad Mayor.
Romilio about Hannabach: