His native city of Montevideo, Uruguay, has given composer Alejandro Muzio both a most unique instrumental medium, the bandoneón, and the marking influence of the tango, the signature urban sound of the Río de la Plata. A prolific composer of chamber works, as well as music for the screen and the stage, Muzio has been featured locally at venues such as the Corcoran Gallery, Meridian House and the Kennedy Center, and internationally with original music for theater productions of major Latin-American playwrights, some of which have toured extensively. He is currently a regular contributor to CityDance Ensemble's original music series. His work for film and television has received Grand Prize at the Washington Latino Film Festival (Un Beso, 1998) and the Crystal Communicator Award (National Parks, 2000). He holds degrees form the University of Uruguay, the Falleri Conservatory, the University of Minnesota, and the Catholic University of America.