In 2006, Javier Farías founded the Ensamble de Guitarras de Chile, a group that brings together the most outstanding performers of the Chilean guitar scene. In its ten years of existence, there have been more than 60 guitarists who have participated in this ensemble, premiering more than 20 works that composers from Chile, Argentina, France, Taiwan, Greece, and Puerto Rico have specially written for them.
Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile
“Arauco, por fuerte, principal y poderosa…”, and “¡Arma! ¡Enfrena! ¡Aína!” are two works that Javier Farias composed for the ensemble during the period of 2007 and 2009. Both compositions are inspired on the text “La Araucana”, written in the mid- 16th century by Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga.
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Premiered at the Teatro Municipal de Arauco, Chile in 2007.
COVER OF THE CD ARAUCO: POR FUERTE PRINCIPAL Y PODEROSA…
Premiered at the Isidora Zegers Hall in Santiago, Chile in 2010
COVER OF THE CD ARMA, ENFRENA, AINA