Federico Llach



MA Composition, Fall 2013;

PhD Compsition, Fall 2017;

Certificate in College and University Teaching, Fall 2017


Federico Llach is a composer and double bass player. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, he worked with some of the most remarkable performers and conductors of Buenos Aires' contemporary music and jazz scene, both as composer and performer. He earned a Degree in Compositon (IUNA, 2009) and graduated from Escuela de Música Contemporánea (2003). In 2009, he was awarded the Melos-Gandini Scholarship. He also received the Sadaic award in Composition for his work "Talampaya", for orchestra, which was premiered by the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra. His works have been played by Compañía Oblicua, Sirius Ensemble, Now Hear Ensemble, the UCSB Chamber Orchestra, and others in venues such as the National Library, IUNA, Camping Musical Bariloche, Belgrano Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and RedCat.

As a double bass player, he has worked with Compañía Oblicua and the Sirius Ensemble at venues such as Teatro Colon, National Radio Auditorium, National Library, and CEAMC; he has also performed under maestros Marcelo Delgado, Pablo Druker, and Santiago Santero. An active jazz musician, he has recorded two albums with Brote, and has appeared at the Buenos Aires and Rosario Jazz Festivals.

He is currently the Artistic Director and double bass player of the Now Hear Ensemble.