Violinist Carlos Tarazona was born and grew up in Guajaguil, Ecuador, where he first learned to play the violin.
At the age of fifteen, Carlos came to the United States to further his musical studies. He studied violin with Michel Samson at the University of Louisville, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Music.
After graduating, Carlos earned a position playing in the New World Symphony in Miami under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. Carlos came to the Charlotte Symphony in 2003 and plays now as a regular extra on the CSO's Classics series concerts.
Carlos enjoys soccer and many other sporting activities.