Carlos Franzetti

Serenata (1998) 3’

Carlos Franzetti has written many versions of Serenata, one of his most popular works, performed frequently around the world. Quintet of the Americas is happy to have this version which he wrote for the Quintet in 1998.

A citizen of the United States for many years, Carlos Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948. He began his musical studies at age 6 at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires.  He later studied piano privately with Guillermo Iscla and Lucia Maranca and composition with Manuel Juarez.  During the years 1971 – 1973 he studied composition with Humberto Hernandez Medrano in Mexico.  After coming to the United States in 1974, he studied conducting with Vincent LaSelva at the Juilliard School. 

From symphonies to big band jazz, from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores – Carlos Franzetti has no limits.  Winner of a Grammy® Award in 2015, he has also won 5 Latin Grammy® Awards for Best Tango Album, Best Classical Composition and Best Instrumental Album.  He has been a Grammy® Nominee for Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best Contemporary Composition, and Best Classical Crossover Album.  Carlos Franzetti has received many outstanding grants and awards, including the New Jersey Council on the Arts Composers’ Fellowship, The Yamaha Composers Award, The Trofeu Laus from Spain, a Clio Award, The Prensario Award, ACE Award and Premio Konex from Argentina, The Foundation for New American Music, The Penfield Music Commission Project, several grants from Meet the Composer, and two gold records. 

A citizen of the United States for many years, Carlos Franzetti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1948.  Biographies of Carlos Franzetti are listed in Latin American Classical Composers Second Edition by Michel Ficher and Furman Schleifer, published by Scarecrow Press, Maryland 2002, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, published by MacMillan Press Ltd., London 1988, Diccionario de Compositores, published by La Nacion/Corregidor, Buenos Aires 1998, and Chronology of Western Classical Music Volume 2 by Charles J. Hall, published by Rutledge Great Britain Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.

To purchase the music, all of Carlos’ compositions are available by contacting him directly.  His publishing company is Pototo Music/BMI. To hear more of Carlos’ music it is on internet web players such as Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Soundcloud, etc.

Contact Carlos Franzetti at [email protected] 
14 Dartmouth Road Cranford, NJ 07016.