Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony, Plenary and Concert of the 4th Chile-Japan Academic Forum will take place in the evening of Monday 28th at the Teatro del Lago (Frutillar), so buses from Hotel Cabaña del Lago (Puerto Varas) will depart around ~18:00, and return about 23:00.

Anfiteatro Llanquihue
Teatro del Lago — Frutillar


  • Prof. Óscar Garrido, Rector of the Universidad de Los Lagos
  • Mr. Kazuhisa Shibuya, Ambassador of Japan in Chile
  • Mr. Ricardo Rojas, Ambassador of Chile in Japan
  • Prof. Hiroyuki Takeda, Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo
  • Prof. Rosa Devés, Rector of the Universidad de Chile
  • Prof. Ignacio Sánchez, Rector of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Prof. Carlos Saavedra, Rector of the Universidad de Concepción

Opening Ceremony Keynote

“Genetics and Genomics of medaka, Japanese killifish:
Insights into the complexity of the biological system”

Hiroyuki Takeda
Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

Concert in honor of
Prof. Isao Matsushita (1951-2018)

The Forum Concert is dedicated to Prof. Isao Matsushita, Japanese contemporary music composer and former Vice President (Research) at Tokyo University of the Arts.

Svetlana Kotova
Facultad de Artes, Universidad de Chile

Svetlana Kotova

A concert pianist of Russian origin, based in Chile since the early 1990’s, Dr. Svetlana Kotova has become one of the most sought-after piano performers in the country for her enormous musicality, expressiveness, commitment to music, and her mastery and ductility in musical collaborations. Svetlana has developed an intense career as a soloist, chamber pianist, teacher, orchestral musician, opera coach and musical assistant, conductor and arranger. Dr. Kotova currently serves as Assistant Professor and Director of International Relations at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile.


  • Isao Matsushita: Mittsuno Shohin (Three pieces for piano)
    1. Natsu no Komorebi (Summer Sunlight through Leaves of Trees)
    2. Tooi Hoshi no Izumi (A Fountain on a Distant Star)
    3. Shizukana Yoruno Yuki (Snow Fall at a Quiet Night) (5:00)
  • Michio Miyagi: Haruno Umi (3:00)
  • Enrique Soro: Andante Apassionato (3:30)
  • Enrique Soro: Tonada Chilena «Quiéreme Chinita Mía» (2:30)

Son del Sur Ensamble
Academy of Arts & Culture of the Universidad de Los Lagos

Ensamble Son del Sur

With a repertoire composed of pieces by Jaime Barría, Marcelo Hermosilla, Mauricio Vicencio and Freddy Chávez, the performance to be given by the Ensemble of the Universidad de Los Lagos —composed of eight teaching artists, who work in educational establishments of the Los Lagos Region and who have toured regionally and internationally— is presented as a space for the dissemination of music that is generated from the austral south, and that through quality interpretations, manage to excite the audience in a journey through the music of Chilean composers.

Carlos Guzmán — Saxophone-Flute-Clarinet
Rodrigo Díaz — Violin
Daniela Darat — Viola
José Reyes — Brass
César Oyarzún — Guitar
Patricio Cano — Percussion
Maximiliano Ossandón — Piano
Mauricio Trunci — Double Bass
Gustavo Peña — Mapuche Instruments
Julio Cárdenas — Producer and General Coordinator


  • «Mix Bordemar» (6:50)
  • «Pichipurrum» (3:00)
  • «Llanto de ñustas» (4:00)
  • «Patagonia» (2:30)

Welcome Reception

The Forum’s welcome reception will be held in the Salón Casablanca, inside the Teatro del Lago, from 22:00 to 23:15.