About Joaquín Orellana
Classical music composer with a style characterized by a combination of electro-acoustic music utilizing homemade instruments.
He first studied music at the San Sebastian School where he joined the band. He graduated as a violinist from the National Conservatory of Music ‘Germán Alcántara’ in 1959.
He was one of the composers granted a scholarship to study at the Latin American Center of High Musical Studies of the Di Tella Institute (CLAEM) in Buenos Aires.
Family of Joaquín Orellana
He was born in the San José neighborhood of Guatemala City. He lived in a house with his maternal grandparents.
Close associates of Joaquín Orellana
He was able to study with numerous musicians at CLAEM, one of whom was Alberto Ginastera.