Guitarist Federico Musgrove Stetson started playing his instrument at the age of 12. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he moved to Miami in 2001 to pursue a career in music. Although initially trained as an electric guitarist, his focus moved to classical guitar, and in 2007, he graduated from the University of Miami Frost School of Music with his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance.
In 2011, Musgrove Stetson became the first person to earn a Master’s Degree in classical guitar performance from Florida International University, where he studied with Rafael Padrón who now teaches at UM Frost. He has performed for many notable artists, including Denis Azabagic, Manuel Barrueco, Margarita Escarpa, Máximo Diego Pujol, Berta Rojas, and Hopkinson Smith.
Musgrove Stetson is currently president and executive director of the Florida Guitar Foundation, and head guitar instructor at Music Instruction Specialists in Miami. He continues to study jazz guitar, and regularly performs with the Gold Coast Opera. He holds an additional diploma in Audio Technology from the SAE Institute.