Juan Carlos Cambas

Real name: Cambas, Juan Carlos
Pianist, composer and arranger
(2 September 1967 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina

n 1977 he began to study classical piano at the National Music Conservatory Carlos López Buchardo of Buenos Aires. Later he continued at the Provincial Conservatory of the city of Morón until 1983.

In 1990 he studied harmony with maestro Fernando Pugliese. In 1992, after he finished his architecture studies at the university, he resumed his piano training with the prestigious teacher Eduardo Spinassi. With the latter he learnt to interpret the Argentine folk rhythms. At the Workshop School of Haedo he also attended a course about the origin of Argentine folk rhythms with the musicologist and director Nora Di Vruno. In 1997 he studied harmony and musical language at the provincial conservatory of Morón.

He has recorded as guest artist in a large number of discs, like, for example: Isabel Basualdo’s En un remanso de amigos; Coqui Sosa’s Viene clareando, Clásicos y sueños, En vivo and Siglo de esperanza; La vieja ausencia with Néstor Basurto; Parte de mi alma with Suma Paz; Suma Paz’s Canto de nadie as general producer; Destino del canto with Ángeles Ruibal as pianist and art director.

In 1997 the Diapasón label released his first recording as soloist entitled Solo luz which included outstanding figures of the Argentine popular music like: Suna Rocha, Raúl Carnota, Domingo Cura, Guillermo Chaves, María de los Ángeles Ledesma, Coro Turma Vocalis, Eduardo Spinassi and Rodolfo Sánchez, among others.

In 1999 he began to record in Buenos Aires Almas en el viento / Música Argentina de Raíz, his second disc as soloist published in Spain in February 2007. This release is based on the inclusion of guest artists such as: Mercedes Sosa, Suma Paz, China Zorrilla, Jairo, Luis Landriscina, Jaime Torres, Eduardo Lagos, Domingo Cura, Raúl Carnota, Abel Pintos, Popi Spatocco, Mónica Abraham, María Lombas, Lidia Barroso, Daniel Horovitz, Carlos Mancinelli, José Ceña, Cosecha de Agosto, Los Mejores de la Cuadra, and many more. This recording was made under the auspices of the Secretary of Culture and Communication of the Argentine Nation which declared it an item of «National Interest».

Based in Galicia since April 2002, he presents two different shows: «A Viaxe: un percorrido musical dende Arxentina ata Galicia» (A trip, a musical tour from Argentina to Galicia) which are the concerts of what will be his next recording live. The second one called Tango and Fado shows us the things in common of these two internationally renowned types of music.