Cristian Gutiérrez studied classical guitar in the University of Chile, graduating with the first prize. In 1999 he was the only recipient of the prize that the “Municipal Theater of Chile” awards to young national talents. He received a scholarship from his country for advanced studies in Spain, where he completed his studies in lute, baroque guitar and theorbo with the highest academic distinction.
Cristian has made numerous recordings, including the award winning “A tocar, a cantar, a baylar”, and his outstanding work led to collaborations with such outstanding personalities as Monica Huggett, Bruce Dickey, Gabriel Garrido, Charles Toet, Manfredo Kraemer, Michael Chance, Rodrigo del Pozo, Pedro Estevan and Ventura Rico. He has performed in Chile, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Greece, France, Israel, Italy, Korea, the United States, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Uruguay.
In the concert on Saturday 8 December 2012, Christian will explore with the lutist Earl Christy the enchanting repertoire of dances from the German, Italian and Spanish Baroque on various plucked string instruments