Santiago Barragan

Lexington Guitar Teacher Santiago Barragan

Santiago Barragan, M.M.

Guitarist Santiago Barragan is an international performer and composer who has concertized in multiple continents and subcontinents, spanning Europe, South America, North America, and India. Barragan was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and relocated to France at the age of 18 to study at the Conservatory of Nancy. At Nancy, Santiago achieved his diploma with a special mention, and went on to continue his education at The Berklee College of Music where he graduated as a summa cum laude in Guitar Performance and Jazz composition. Santiago was later awarded a prize from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation for four years in a row. This award was sponsored by well-known artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Miguel Bose, and Carlos Vives. Santiago Barragan has collaborated with renowned artists such as Noel Schajris, Rosa Passos, Nicole Zignago, Kurt Elling, Maro, Victor Wooten, Jesus Molina, Tigran Hamasyan, Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner and Domitille Degalle. At the present time, Santiago is an equity scholar at the Longy School of Music at Bard College in Cambridge.

According to Santiago, “Pat Metheny, Tim Miller, John Stowell,  Wolfgang Muthspiel,  Nelson Veras, Sylvian Luc, Charlie Hunter, Ted Greene, Lenny Breau, Ben Monder, and Joe Pass have all been influential in my playing.”