Mauricio Carrasco was born in Osorno, Chile. He studied with Oscar Ohlsen and Luis Orlandini at the Music Institute of the Catholic University of Chile where he graduated with a diploma in classical guitar and a special mention by the jury. In 1999 he settled in Geneva, Switzerland. He was accepted at the 'Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève' in the class of Maria Livia São Marcos where he received the 'Premier Prix de Virtuosité' with distinction in 2002 and graduated from his postgraduate studies as a chamber ensemble player with a special mention for contemporary music in 2004.
As a soloist he received several prizes at international competitions: 'Trédez-Locquémeau' in France and 'Alirio Díaz' in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended master classes headed by John Williams, Leo Brouwer, Dusan Bogdanovic, David Russell and José Tomás.
Mauricio Carrasco performs as a soloist in Europe and America and with such chamber orchestras and ensembles as the Choir of the 'Grand Théâtre de Genève' or the Ensemble Contemporain directed by Jean-Jacques Balet. Mauricio Carrasco is a member of the contemporary music ensemble 'Vortex'.