Ricardo Cárdenas was born in Punta Arenas
  in the Patagonian region of Chile. He began
  studying traditional Latin American music and
  classical guitar with Fernando Bargetto, later
  continued his studies in the University in his

  Cárdenas  has participated in workshops and masterclass with
  musicians such as:  Claudio Guimaraes, Osvaldo Jaque, Nicolas
  Collins, Eduardo Eguez among others. As composer Ricardo has
  written music for guitar, jingles,theater and documentary videos.

  In U.S.A. Ricardo has played with musicians like: Maria Jette,
  Mark Schneider, Peter Thomas , Carlos Zapien , Joe Power,
  Rebecca Oswald, Tyler Abbott, Richard Crandell, Kristin Halay,
  Leeann Davis, Thomas Mapfumo and he recorded with Steve
   Perry from the Cherry Poppin' Daddies.

R e p e r t o i r e

  Cárdenas includes composers as Heitor Villa-lobos, Antonio Lauro,
  Agustin Barrios, Fleury, J. Cardoso, Joao Pernambuco and also plays
  his own arrangements of chilean songs.