Chilean composer and guitarist JAVIER FARIAS is a 2014 recipient of the Fromm Music Foundation Commission from Harvard University. His catalogue includes more than sixty compositions. Some of these have won first place in some of the world’s leading composition competitions for the classical guitar including the Andrés Segovia, and the Michele Pittaluga.
Farías’ music has been performed by; L' Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Aspekte New Music Ensemble of Salzburg, VOCE Choir, Philarmonie Baden-Baden, San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, bandoneon player Daniel Binelli, the guitarist of the rock band The Police: Andy Summers; jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern, and classical guitarists: Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery, Ricardo Cobo, Emanuele Segre, Jose Antonio Escobar and Eduardo Isaac among many others.
He is the founder and the artistic director of the Chilean Guitar Ensemble.