Bolivian composer, conductor, government official, musicologist and teacher Cergio Prudencio was born on 3 November 1955 in La Paz, and studied composition and orchestral conducting there at the Universidad Católica Boliviana from 1973 until 1978. In addition to instrumental lessons on flute, guitar, percussion and piano, he attended Latin American contemporary music courses in the 1980s.
He created and directed the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos, and has toured with this orchestra to many countries.
His music features traditional instruments and sometimes electroacoustics, and has been used for over forty films.
He currently works in the Bolivian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and has previously led the Cultural Foundation of the Central Bank of Bolivia.