The faculty of the Santiago Festival includes three of the five recipients of an annual scholarship given by Sony Chile to send a Chilean violinist to train with Dr. Suzuki for one year. 1991 and 1992 winners are Claudio Nazar of Antofagasta and Rene Santibanez of Santiago. 1990 winner was Lautato Rojas of La Serena.
A highlight of this year’s Festival was a reception at Sony Center to recognize these three winners of past scholarships. The students of each recipient gave a short concert, demonstrating the increased quality made possible by the year’s study in Matsumoto. The 1993 Sony scholarship recipient presently in Japan with Dr. Suzuki is Pablo Araya of Vina del Mar.
The 1994 winner of the scholarship competition is a pianist, Lucilla Broughton of Santiago. She will study for a year with Caroline Fraser-Blondet at Holy Names College in California.