Manuel Contreras Vázquez



Photograph: Camille Blake

August 6 / 2018. 24:00 hrs.

Beethoven Radio."Siglo XXI Program".

Monographic DVD release


With José Oplustil.


Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.



Composition Commission by Ensamble Contemporáneo UC.

With Miguel Farías and Francisco Concha.

11/27/2017. 20:00 hrs.

Croma Trio.

Cecilia Barrientos, Diego Castro, Paola Muñoz,

New CD release

"Matters of fact".

"Les Autres Promenades"

for Paetzold Flute, Guitar and Soprano.

Sala SCD Bellavista, Santiago.


EMMA Studio. Valparaíso.

Work in progress.

New CD release

by F(r)actura Ensemble.

"Kenajanayowá", for two percussionist.


Spanish Culture Center.  Guatemala City.


Spanish Culture Center. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.

"Cantos de Itinerancia" (Songs of Itinerancy).

Video creation  with music for 3 female voices.

With the support of AECID Agency of  Spanish Government.

August 9 / 2018.

Liceo Polivalente Fidel Pinochet Le-Brun.

San Bernardo, Chile.

"Sound explorartions and sintax in music", a workshop to young musicians of the school orchestra.

With the support of Chilean Government and SGAE, Spain.


Work in progress.

"Human Zoos"

Contemporary Music Theatre.

Concerts in Chile and Italy.

Fund of Develop of National Music. Chilean Government.


Works  published by

Babel Scores, Paris.


Cervantes Insitute. Milan.

11 / 2016

Cervantes Institutes. New York, Berlin.

"Cantos de Itinerancia" (Songs of Itinerancy).

With the support of AECID Agency of  Spanish Cooperation.

Video creation with music for 3 female voices.

Instrumental productions.


IX International Biennial of Art, SIART-BOLIVIA 2016.


La Paz Metropolitan Cathedral.

"Ljuwa", audiovisual installation with music for 2 female voices

and 9 instruments.

General Curatorship.

Joaquín Sánchez, Curator.


1 March 2021

Pacta dei Teatri.

Salone di via Dini.

Milan, Italy.

"Aswalaq, Zoos Humanos. Voice Theater". 

Virgo Vox Ensemble. Jacopo Facchini, dir.

Jul 15, 2020

"Premio Pulsar de la Música Chilena"

(Pulsar prize of Chilean Music).

Best artist of classical or concert music.

"SCD", Chilean Society of authors and editors of music.

Mar 2021

Cerrillos Contemporary Arts Centre.

Santiago, Chile.

"La Furia del Ermitaño", chamber opera.

Taller de Música Contemporánea.

Pablo Aranda, dir.

With the support of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

 Sept 11, 2020

Festival Mixtur, Barcelona, Spain.

"Lidio", for 2 guitars.

Estelle Lallement, Filipe Marques.


March 12, 2020

Saint Paul's Church.

Huddersfield, UK.

"Los Ojos del Pueblo Acusan al Estado Terrorista", for Piano and cello.

Plus-Minus Ensemble.


Jan 14, 2020

University of Huddersfield, UK

Richard Steinitz Building.


Synesthetic invasion


Paola Muñoz, Recorders

Laura Bisotti, Scenography/ Installation


Aug 22, 2019

Universidad Alberto Hurtado.

Music Institute.

Santiago, Chile.

"Aswalaq, Zoos Humanos. Transdiscipline in a voice theater". Master Class.


Aug 17, 2019

EMMA Estudio.

Valparaíso, Chile

"Aswalaq, Zoos Humanos. Voice Teather". Master Class.

Café Subterráneo. PLaza Aníbal Pinto.


Jun 18, 2019

Sala SCD Egaña. Santiago, Chile

"Sumisa" (2015), for voice and prepared piano.

"Nubutabeka" (2009), for voice and piano.

Paulette L'Huissier, Soprano.

Patricia Castro, Piano.

With the support of Chilean Society of Authors, SCD.


Jan 16, 2019

Rancagua Municipal Theatre.

Jan 9, 2019.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.


"plano de levantamiento", for ensemble


Ensamble Contemporáneo UC.

Aliocha Solovera, conductor.

Dic 2, 2018.

Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Chile.

"Aswalaq, Zoos Humanos". Theatre of voices, for vocal ensemble.

Ensamble Taktus.

Javiera Lara Salvadaor, conductor.

Laura Bisotti, Simeón Llicer, videocreation.

Dic 2, 2018.

Music Institute. Alberto Hurtado University

Santiago, Chile.

Colloqium: Transdisciplary approaches from music composition.

School of Music Pedagogy, composition area.

Fondecyt project "Alternative spaces of contemporary music in Chile, 1945-1995"


Nov 5, 2018.

Contemporary Music Festival.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Aula Magna. Centro de Extensión, UC

Santiago, Chile.

"plano de levantamiento", for ensemble

Ensamble Contemporáneo UC.

Aliocha Solovera, conductor.

August 6 / 2018.

International Meeting of Composers.

Santiago, Chile.

Lecture "Moebius, a chamber Opera about immigration".

With  Johannes Schöllhorn (Germany), Luis Naon (France/Argentina), David Chisholm (Australia), Silvio Ferraz (Brazil), Marcos Franciosi (Argentina),Miguelángel Clerc (Chile) and VORTEX Ensemble (Switzerland).

01/25/2018. 24:00 hrs.

Beethoven Radio.

"Siglo XXI Program"

Monographic CD release


Chamber and orchestral works between 2008 and 2016..

With José Oplustil.


Spanish Society of Authors and Editors of Spain, SGAE

Grant for premiered works: Chamber Opera "Moebius".


Contemporary Music Festival.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Gabriela Mistral Center, GAM.

Santiago, Chile.

"Moebius", chamber Opera.

Extracts for a cappella voice.

Nancy Gómez, Cecilia Barrientos, Camila García, sopranos.

Felipe Hidalgo Cavieres, conductor.


Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Chile.


Gabriela Mistral Center, GAM. Santiago, Chile.


"Moebius", a Chamber Opera about inmigration.

Libretto: Manuel Contreras Vázquez.

Nancy Gómez, Cecilia Barrientos, Camila García, sopranos.

Régie: Sidhartha Corvalán.

FOJI Ensemble.

Conductor: Gonzalo Venegas

Stage design: Laura Bisotti.



International meeting of Composers.

Santiago, Chile.

Round Table. "Contemporary Opera".

With Marcos Franciosi, Aurélien Dumont, Manos Tsangaris, Mauricio Carrasco and  Mauricio Barría



Spanish Culture Center.

La Paz, Bolivia.


Spanish Agency of  Cooperation. Ibermúsicas Program.

Cinenomada Foundation.

Lecturer in Conference.

"Field study. A journey thorugh the Collao Plateau"


07/10/2016 - 07/30/2016.

Cities of  La Paz, Oruro, Uyuni and  Coipasa.

Composer in residence. Bolivia.

American States Organization - Ibermúsicas program.

03/01/2016 - 04/30/2016.

Saari Residence. Hietamaäki, Finland.


Composer in residence.

Kone Foundation, Helsinki.


Work in progress.

Monographic CD & DVD.

Fund of Develop of National Music. Chilean Government.


Spanish Culture Center.

Santiago, Chile.


Avant Premiére of Chamber Opera "Moebius".

First stge of  "Cantos de Itinerancia" project.

Nancy Gómez, Cecilia Barrientos, Camila García, Sopranos.

Felipe Hidalgo, conductor.



"Les Autres Promenades", for Paetzold flute, guitar and voice (2013),

is part of the new website "Chilean Contemporary Music for Reocrder".

By Paola Muñoz and  National Councill

for Arts and Culture of Chile.


Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Chile

EMMA Studio.


Lecturer in Conference:

"Two Hearing Angles for New Latin American Music".

With Renzo Filinich.



SGAE Foundation, Spain.

Grant for the support to music creation in 2014.



SGAE Foundation, Spain.

Grant for International Promotion of Contemporary Music 2015.


Municipal Theatre, La Serena, Chile.

"MUSICAHORA" Festival.


"Palace" Center, Coquimbo, Chile.

"Warutiñtan", 2014.

La Serena Symphony Orchestra.

Pablo Carrasco, dir.



Edizioni Sconfinarte, Italy

New score published.

"Warutiñtan (Bordeando hacia el Sur)", (2014), for chamber orchestra.



Universität der Künste Berlin.


Musikhochschule Franz Liszt Weimar.


“Dazwischen” project.

Teaching, concerts and round tables.

"Lijuwa", for chamber orchestra.

Música Iberoamericana e.V.

Ensamble Iberoamericano.

Dir. Joan Pagés.


Xth. Luis Advis Composition Competition 2014. First Prize.


Final Round Concert. Palace Center, Coquimbo, Chile. 

"Warutiñtan", for chamber orchestra.

La Serena Symphony Orchestra Francisco Núñez, dir.