Eduardo Figueroa and Oscar Ohlsen have been working together as a duo since 1994 giving concerts in the most important halls and universities in Chile with classical and baroque guitars, lutes and other instruments of the same family. Since 2006 the duo have been working with only Latin-American baroque repertoire, mostly Chilean and Peruvian sources, the main contribution to which has been the reconstruction and interpretation of the Chilean manuscript "Cifras Selectas de Guitarra" (1722) by Santiago de Murcia.
The duo performed the world premiere of this musical source in Santiago de Chile during 2006, the European premiere in London in 2007 and made the first world recording of the manuscript the same year, winning the Chilean Art Press (APES) prize in 2008 for their contribution to the national culture.
After formal studies of classical guitar with Oscar Ohlsen, Eduardo Figueroa has since 1998 dedicated himself to the study of early music, obtaining his lute diploma at the "Accademia Internazionale della Música di Milano", under the guidance of Paul Beier. He has developed a wide concert epxerience as a soloist and continuo player, performing in famous concert-halls and festivals in Italy, Spain, France, England and South America. He is a member of the ensembles "Gruppo Seicento" of Milan and "Estudio MusicAntigua" of Santiago de Chile. Eduardo Figueroa teaches at the Instituto de Música, Facultad de Artes of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
In addition to being one of the most outstanding guitarists in Chile, Oscar
Ohlsen has pioneered the lute in South America. He has played in important
concert-halls of North and South America, England, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland,
France, Germany, Japan and the People's Republic of China. His recordings have
been issued by EMI and SVR. His books "Aspectos técnicos esenciales en la
ejecución del laúd" and "La música barroca: un nuevo
enfoque" were published by Opera Tres in Madrid and Ediciones Universidad
Católica de Chile, respectively. Oscar Ohlsen is Professor at the
Instituto de Música, Facultad de Artes of the Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile.
Cifras Selectas de Guitarra, Santiago de Murcia 1722