Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto

Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto


Costa Rican bassoonist, pianist, and composer earned academic degrees from the University of Arizona (DMA in bassoon performance), Baylor University (MM in piano and bassoon performance), and the University of Costa Rica (BM in piano and bassoon performance).
In 2017, Zúñiga released the first music recording of Costa Rican music for solo bassoon, Historias, comprised of six works written specifically for this production.
In 2018, Fernando commissioned and premiered the concerto “Desasosiego” by Costa Rican composer Carlos Escalante Macaya, with Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Costa Rica OSUCR.
His compositions have focused on non-traditional chamber ensembles, with arrangements and original works for bassoon, viola and clarinet trio, viola quartet, and bassoon and viola duet, among others.
Currently, Fernando is a bassoon professor at the University of Costa Rica.

Recital Solo – Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto


Suite Argentina para jugar con Andrea, Jorge Mockert (1958-2008) I. Candombe de la Solapa IV. Chacandrea El Coco, Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto (b. 1977) *World Premiere Pub: TrevCo Music Publisher Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto, Bassoon Alexandra Nguyen, Piano

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Lecture – Fernando Zúñiga-Chanto


The purpose of this lecture is to present a new approach to bassoon teaching at a pre-college and college-level that includes an introduction to electric bassoon. This project has been developed at the bassoon studio of the Universidad de Costa Rica, with the Electrofagot ensemble, a three electric bassoons band. Using multieffects pedalboards, the possibilities […]

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