Federico Bonacossa is a composer and classical guitarist based in Miami, Florida. He studied classical guitar at the Conservatorio Statale G. P. da Palestrina, in Italy before moving to the Unites States of America. He holds an MM from the Peabody Conservatory, and a DMA from the University of Miami. He also holds a MM in music composition from Florida International University, where he studied acoustic and electronic composition. Recent experiences include performances at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival in Kansas City, the Contemplum Symposium in Philadelphia, Kendall Sound Arts, 12 Nights Electro-acoustic Series, the Miami World Music Festival, the Miami Dade College On Stage Series, the Miami International Guitar Festival, Guitar Sarasota, the Miami Bach Society, the State College of Florida, the Bass Museum of Art, the Scuola Civica di Musica in Olbia, Italy, the Sephardic Jewish Synagogue in Lima, Peru, a live concert for WLRN, as well as multiple collaborations with Dance Now Miami. His piece Rivir, for solo viola, was recently selected to be included in the Society of Composers Inc. Journal of Scores, as well their upcoming CD release. Bonacossa is currently an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College, Barry University, and Florida International University.