Born in 1989, he began his lyrical singing studies at the University of Chile Faculty of Arts with maestra Lucía Gana in 2008. Three years later, he began studying under professor Patricio Sabaté, and earned the annual scholarship of the Friends of Santiago Municipal Theater.
He began to appear as a soloist in various cantatas by J. S. Bach and innumerable sacred works conducted by maestro Alejandro Reyes, in different universities and with various renowned musical groups in Chile. He also joined the Alberto Hurtado University Chamber Choir, directed by maestra Paula Torres.
In 2013, he joined the University of Chile Vocal Camerata, led by director Juan Pablo Villarroel. He was a soloist in J. S. Bach’s Cantatas 61 and 104 with the Chilean National Symphony Orchestra (OSNCH) under the baton of the renowned German maestro Thomas Sanderling. In addition, he was a soloist with these ensembles at the national premiere of Luciano Berio’s Symphony, conducted by Josep Vicent.
In April 2017, he made his debut as the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion, along with the Ensamble Libre choir (director: Paula Elgueta) and the Chilean Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alejandra Urrutia. In September of the same year, he was a soloist in Monteverdi’s ‘Vespro della beata Vergine’, together with the Nuevo Mundo Baroque Orchestra conducted by Raúl Orellana.
In November, he was a soloist at the national premiere of Alfred Schnittke’s Requiem, together with the University of Chile Vocal Camerata and musicians of the Chilean National Symphony Orchestra conducted by its artistic director, the outstanding Ukrainian maestro Leonid Grin. That same month, he was the narrator in the world-premiere of ‘Valparaíso’—a work by the Chilean-Israeli composer and winner of the National Music Prize, Leon Schidlowsky—together with the Chilean National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Venezuelan maestro Rodolfo Saglimbeni. He was also a soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, together with the Ensamble Libre, the Chilean Chamber Orchestra and pianist Liza Chung, all led by conductor Alejandra Urrutia.
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THEY’VE SAID ABOUT HIM
“The tenor Felipe Gutiérrez, who has a beautiful voice, sang formidably in his first performance as the Evangelist, with all the necessary inflections; he went through the drama with assurance, gravitas and excellent phonetics; he was thrilling in the scenes of Jesus’ death. We praise that, without any fuss and with great simplicity, he took a very important step in his career. Without a doubt, he can become one of the very good tenors of this generation.” Gilberto Ponce, Visionescriticas.cl, April 20, 2017
“The group led by maestro Leonid Grin performed Alfred Schnittke’s Requiem with vocal contributions of a high level from tenor Felipe Gutiérrez and soprano Claudia Pereira—both stood out in their piano tones and hard-to-attack high notes.” Jorge Sabaj, Cineyliteratura.cl, November 6, 2017
“[In the Schnittke Requiem], the solitary interventions of soprano Claudia Pereira, mezzo Ana Navarro and tenor Felipe Gutiérrez were impeccable and accurate”. Álvaro Gallegos, Bachtrack.com, November 5, 2017
“That monument that is Bach’s St John Passion presented new voices such as the soprano Javiera Saavedra, and the tenors Brayan Ávila and Felipe Gutiérrez. The latter will undoubtedly give us something to talk about as a voice in concert halls”. Álvaro Gallegos, Elmusicografo.Wordpress.com, August 18, 2017