Gonzalo Cortés

A native of Chile, Gonzalo was formerly Principal Flute of the Classical Orchestra of Santiago, Chile. He studied with Alberto Harms at the Catholic University of Chile and earned an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University with Robert Langevin, Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic, as his teacher. 

As a soloist and orchestral musician, he has toured South America and the USA with different ensembles such as the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Classical Orchestra of Santiago, Farmington Valley Chorale, Fargo Symphony Orchestra, Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus, Hartford Symphony, Hartford Pops Band, UCONN Opera Orchestra and the Symphony of South East Texas.

He has performed at numerous festivals and venues such as the Orford Arts Centre’s Academy of Music in Canada, Primer Festival Internacional de Flauta in Rio de Janeiro, the Western Slope Music Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado, Semanas Musicales de Frutillar, Chile, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT, The Phoenicia International festival of Voice, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts among others.

Currently he teaches flute at Trinity College, the Community School of the Arts at the Mansfield Parks and Recreation, Miss Porter’s School and his Private Studio in Hartford, CT.

He is the founder and Artistic Director of Atacama Ensemble, Serenata Chamber Music, Hartford Flute Ensemble and a member of Kalmia Ensemble and Elqui Trio.