Nicola Schiess, President, Fundación Teatro del Lago, Frutillar


Dear Friends!


After 18 months of closed doors and a public forum that continues to be very restricted, at the end of October we were able, relatively spontaneously, to present our 2021 Spring Festival.


It brought wonderful moments, with three solo concertos, including Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto, in which students, alumni, teachers and guest artists worked together. The star of the evening was the great Chilean pianist Edith Fischer, a student of Claudio Arrau, who at the age of 86 is still a source of inspiration, thanks to the clarity of her interpretation.


The performance of our Youth Chorus and Orchestra with the well-known Chilean pop group El Congreso was also very moving. Thanks to our screens, we have been living, teaching and learning online since March 2020 … but performances for a live audience are and remain a very special experience!


Nothing pleases us more than our scholarship recipients finding their way into the world – this time Mara Holmes reports on her experiences in Leeds.


Thanks to the fundraising campaign of the German Freundeskreis e.V., we have been able to purchase urgently needed instruments for our Camerata.


We were also delighted to receive accolades from the WTM Latin America, in recognition of our diverse public and free attractions at our theatre, the ‘Obra Bicentenaria de Chile’! Nothing means more to us than making this cultural jewel a world-renowned tourist attraction.


However, there is more: join us in looking forward to our upcoming invitations and the productions of our own ‘School of the Arts’, the EDLA Escuela de las Artes. Online at your screens, and hopefully in person, we look forward to welcoming you soon to Frutillar. All these stories we recount should be experienced up close and personally!


On that happy note, see you soon. Yours, Nicola Schiess