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Juan-Salvador Carrasco, son of film director Salvador Carrasco and violinist Andrea Sanderson, was born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles.
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.