Renowned for his exciting interpretations, extraordinary technique and rich expressive qualities, Federico Tarazona is considered one of the great Andean charango virtuosos and one of the most important South American composers of his generation.
He studied classical guitar and composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Lima (Peru), while teaching charango for four years at the José Maria Arguedas National Superior School of Folklore.
In 2013, he won first prize in the 5th edition of the Casa de las Americas International Composition Competition in Havana (Cuba). He also received an honourable mention in the 2014 Ibero-American IBERMÚSICAS composition competition in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Federico pursued specialized studies in composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany), the Conservatoire de Bordeaux (France) and the Faculty of Music of Université Laval in Quebec City (Canada).