Sebastian Hidalgo was born in Santiago de Chile in 1983. He took his first music lessons on a flute by Hernan Jara (solo flutist of the Chilean Symphonic Orchestra) and drew attention as a soloist with the Santiago Young Chamber Orchestra in 2001.
His studies were started at the Escuela Moderna de Música in Santiago in 2002 and after having been prepared by flutist Paulo Gouveia (Brazil) he came to Germany in 2005 in order to continue his studies with Professor Angela Firkins an the Musikhochschule Luebeck. Sebastian Hidalgo was granted various scholarships by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Possehlstiftung in Luebeck.
Further stimuli followed by Master Classes held by well-known flutists like Alberto Almarza (USA), Lars Nilsson (Sweden), Wolfgang Schulz (Austria), Carin Levine (USA) and Felix Renngli (Switzerland).
In 2002, as a solo flutist with the Young Chamber Orchestra of Santiago he won the first prize at the 50th Music Festival for the Young in Neerpelt, Belgium, and in 2003 the first prize at the flutist contest Concurso de Flauta al Sur del Mundo in Osorno (Chile). Sebastian has already performed in some important centers of music, e.g. on invitation of the Goethe Institute in Paris, in the Town Hall of Brussels an he performed at several concerts in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Greece.
He was invited as a soloist with the Academic Orchestra of the University of Bonn under Gottfried Engels and in his home country with the Symphonic Orchestra Copiapo, Symphonic Orchestra La Serena and the Symphonic Orchestra of Antofagasta.
Since 2009 he is instructor for flute and chamber Music at the Luebecker Musikschule der Gemeinnützigen.