MAURICIO VENEGAS -ASTORGA
Mauricio Venegas-Astorga is a Chilean composer based in London whose unique compositional style comes from a need to express himself through music and share his view of the world, society and of human beings with others. He has recorded and collaborated with a countless number of composers and musicians throughout his professional career and works as a very successful session player and as a composer himself in the world of Commercial Music, Production Music, Folk Music, Film Music, Western Classical Music, etc mainly in the UK, Europe and Latin America.
He is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist whose talent and skills in performing and writing has been shaped by a curiosity and a thirst to learn about his own Latin American roots and history, making him one of the top experts in this field and also allowing him to learn from the talented circle of friends that he has been performing, writing and collaborating with for the last 30 to 40 years in London and elsewhere. Having written, recorded and participated in more than 40 albums to date in the UK, Chile, Cuba, and France his motivation is still as high as ever, and with a project that has been in the pipeline for a number of years now!! He has plans to visit Africa in 2021 to complete a composition project with a Gambian griot drummer.