Marcelo F. Lazcano is a composer and guitarist born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1977. His music explores the roles speech and movement can play in the composition process as well as their psychological effect on performer’s and audience’s perception. He currently resides in Germany where he is active as a composer, guest lecturer, and Guitar educator.
He previously lived in California and studied guitar with jazz virtuoso Rick Zunigar and performed with several rock bands in the Los Angeles scene. Eventually he went on to earn a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California San Diego, UCSD where he studied with Dr. Katharina Rosenberger and Dr. Chinary Ung. He also holds an Associates Degree in Guitar performance from Musicians institute where he studied with Bill LaFleur, and a Bachelors and a Master Degrees from California State University, Northridge where he studied with Dr. Liviu Marinescu.
Most of his works focus on solo pieces or small ensembles. He has collaborated with artists such as Ine Vanoeveren, Alejandro Olivan Lopez, Esther Saladin, Solomiya Moroz, Olivia Steimel, Ryan Nestor, Edoardo Micheli, New Thread Quartet, Thin Edge New Music Collective. He is a member of Centro de Investigación Musical Autónomo, CIMA, in Valparaíso, Chile.