Federico Tarazona

Charango classes

Renowned for his exciting interpretation, extraordinary technique, and musical expression, Federico Tarazona is considered as one of the greatest Andean charango virtuosos and one of the most important contemporary Peruvian composers.

He studied classical guitar and composition at the Lima Conservatory in Peru while teaching Charango for four years at José Maria Arguedas National Superior Folklore School. In 1995, he won the “National Composition Prize” from the National Conservatory in Lima and was awarded the “Southern Peru Prize for Composition” in 1997.

He subsequently pursued specializations in composition at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, at the Freiburg Musikhochschule in Germany, at the Bordeaux Conservatory in France, and at the Music Faculty of Laval University in Québec City, Canada.