Bio

Darío Barozzi is an Argentine guitarist, composer and arranger. A graduate of the UNA (National University of the Arts), his training combines contemporary academic studies with experience in (mainly Argentine) popular music and artistic research into the confluence of different genres. His teachers include Dino Saluzzi, Francisco Rivero, Walter Ujaldón and Santiago Santero, amongst others.

 

As a composer, Barozzi has written numerous works, including the soundtrack to El retrato postergado, a documentary film by Andrés Cuervo, produced by the INCAA and winner of several awards; the music for the end titles to Small Universes - Strings (compilation), broadcast by the Encuentro channel and presented by Chango Spasiuk; and original music for the short film El cuerpo, directed by Juan Esteban Ángel and premiered in Peru.

 

As a performer of contemporary music, Barozzi has premiered several works by the composer Cecilia Pereyra, including Marea and Grida, dedicated especially to him and premiered at the UNA with the collaboration of Santiago Santero.

 

Barozzi has released several albums: Ahora, with La Usina trio (awarded a prize by the INAMU); Savia (Acqua Records, 2014) - a solo guitar disc comprising entirely original compositions; Música de patios, with Alejandro Guyot (Acqua records, 2014); Contacto, with Matias Rubino (PAI Records, 2012); and Cabulero Duo, with Leandro Nikitoff (2007, independent label).

 

Barozzi has collaborated on concerts and recordings with leading artists in different genres such as Ramón Ayala, Vitillo Ábalos, Olga Román, J.C. Baglietto, José Angel Trelles, Ariel Ardit, Osvaldo Peredo, Nelly Vázquez, Jorge Armani, Ángela Irene, Jorge Retamoza, Nestor Díaz, Lolo Micucci, Nancy Abalos, Carlos Irigoyen, Mavi Díaz, Sergio Paolucci and Rubén Ferrero, amongst many others.

 

As part of various Argentine tango and folk shows and ensembles, Barozzi has toured major cities in Argentina, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium and France.                                    

 

Barozzi has enjoyed a busy teaching career since 2003, including coaching the Astrolabio Theatre Guitar Ensemble, and in 2015-2016 offering workshops in guitar improvisation and popular music at the UNA.

 

Barozzi is currently recording his second solo album of original compositions, and his latest work, Tiento y Madera (3 pieces for guitar ensemble) is soon to be premiered by the prestigious Camerata Argentina de Guitarras.

 

He has recently been invited to perform in London, UK, in November 2018 as part of Echoes Festival of Latin Classical Music.

 

© Darío Barozzi 2019