Martín Letelier is a Chilean composer based in Cologne, Germany.
He specializes in the composition of classical contemporary music, with a repertoire ranging from chamber scores to choral and orchestral works.
He studied composition in the University of Chile graduating in 2012 with the highest honors.
In 2013, he was awarded with the first prize in the IX Luis Advis Composition Competition; in 2014, he obtained the second prize in the Valdivia Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition; in 2016, he received the second prize at the II Carlos Riesco Composition Competition (granted by the Chilean Academy of Fine Arts).
Between 2012 and 2015 he was main organist of the “Ursulinas de Maipú” monastery and the “Catedral Castrense” church. Between 2012 and 2016 he worked as arranger, pianist and conductor of the Afrolatin Ensemble Limbo Calipso. Between 2012 and 2017 he was conductor and artistic director in the project “La Comuna”, an initiative aimed at the composition, performance and promotion of chilean chamber music.
Since 2017 he pursues a Master’s degree in Instrumental Composition at the University of Music and Dance of Cologne (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln) with Prof. Markus Hechtle.
His music has been played by agrupations such as Ensemble Musikfabrik; La Serena Symphony Orchestra; Valdivia Chamber Orchestra; Duo Mutis; Ensemble Bartok Chile; Kölner Studienstiftungschor, among others.