Raul Vergara Montoya

Chosen among Chile's 100-Young Leaders of 2012 (El Mercurio), Raul Vergara Montoya is an experienced program incubator and manager of cultural organizations. He is the Founder of arts & culture consulting firm Uniquepiece SpA, Co-founder and Director of International Programs at The Global Leaders Program (USA) and Advisor to the Cultural Corporation of Peñalolén in Chile. Prior to his interests in cultural management, Raul developed a career in orchestral music serving as the Associate Principal Percussionist of the Seoul Philharmonic in Korea, the Associate Principal Timpanist with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in China, member of The Spoleto Festival Orchestra USA and Substitute Percussionist with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Other engagements included performances with professional orchestras in the USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Macau, Mexico and Chile, performing at the world's most distinguished concert halls with renowned artists. With studies at the Curtis Institute of Music (BM) and Temple University (MMus) in Philadelphia, and postgraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University, Raul is particularly interested in developing a sustainable and collaborative business model that allows arts organizations and cultural agents to deliver projects that bring greater value and social impact resolving issues of social engagement, equity, accessibility and sustainability.



2005 – 2007

Masters in Music

Temple University

Lower Undergraduate

1998 – 2002

Music Performance

The Curtis Institute of Music



Uniquepiece SpA

2018 – Present

General Manager

Huilo Huilo Music Festival

2017 – Present


The Global Leaders Program

2012 – Present

Associate Principal Percussionist

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

2008 – 2014

Associate Principal Timpanist

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

2007 – 2008

Courses taught

Field Leadership Immersion

Field Leadership Immersion