Carlos Zapién was born in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. He began his studies at the Rosas Conservatory in Morelia, Michoacán, where he studied piano and organ with Míriam Pérez Fleitasand Carmen Saucedo . From 2000 to 2002 he was a piano student in the class of maestro Victor Steinhardt at the University of Oregon , in the United States of America and in 2003 he joined the singing class of teacher Eric Mentzel at the same university. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Zapien studied in the program of Solistenklasse in the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgartunder the tutelage of the tenor Francisco Araiza and the soprano Dunja Vejzovic .