He has been playing the cello since he was six years old and studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, Ronald Leonard and Eleonore Schoenfeld and at USC with Ralph Kirshbaum. A semi-finalist in the national Sphinx Competition, he received Grand Prizes at the Brentwood/Westwood and Pacific Palisades Young Artists Competitions, First Place prizes in the ASTA California State and Los Angeles Violoncello Society Competitions, and the Herbert Zipper award. He has performed the Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn C Major, Saint-Saëns, and Vivaldi Double Cello Concertos with various orchestras in the U.S. and Mexico and played under Placido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel and Yo-Yo Ma. Carrasco has also participated in the Heifetz International Music Institute Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Seminar, London Master Classes (England), PyeongChang Music Festival (Korea), Young Artists Program (Canada), Meadowmount School of Music, and Perlman Music Program.

2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.