Sonia Ursini

Real name: Ursini, Sonia
Pianist, singer and composer
(16 November 1960 - )
Place of birth:
María Grande (Entre Ríos) Argentina

he is a music teacher. At age fourteen she made her debut as classical pianist at the Teatro 3 de Febrero of Paraná (province of Entre Ríos) under the auspices of the municipal and provincial Secretaries of Culture.

Later she studied at the Universidad del Litoral and graduated in 1983. She settled in Buenos Aires, furthered her piano studies with maestro Roberto Caamaño and singing with Omar Brandán, Raúl Neumann and recently with Sergio Tulián.

Her musical training is classical as for piano and operatic as for singing. She delved into folk music, jazz and, as from 1989, into tango guided by Horacio Salgán.

Teaming up with the latter she has appeared as a two-piano duo at different venues of Argentina, Miami and New Orleans (United States).

As a soloist she sings and accompanies herself on piano and has made tours of the interior of the country playing concerts of classical music and tango.

As for our urban music, her large repertoire includes avant-garde compositions like the ones written by Horacio Salgán, Astor Piazzolla and Eladia Blázquez; tangos-romanza and also more traditional numbers like the Carlos Gardel’s songs, among others.

Her international performances were in the Biennials I and II of Stuttgart and Heidelberg (Germany), at La Casa Argentina in Rome (Italy); later in Madrid and Granada (Spain), at the XIV Festival Internacional de Tangos of the latter city and recently at the International Festival of Seinäjoki (Finland).

She recorded Somos un tango and Adiós Nonino. The latter dedicated to her father. She has written and published by Corregidor the book Horacio Salgán: La supervivencia de un artista en el tiempo (The survival of an artist through time) with prologue by Horacio Ferrer.

She is Académica Titular of the Academia Nacional del Tango in which she has carried out a work as pedagogical coordinator of the Liceo and nowadays she gives courses of Appreciation of Music applied to Tango.

Lastly, we think that it is important to highlight the following commentaries: «An excellent singer and pianist who possesses the sacred fire of the true artists» (Horacio Salgán); «That woman that alone is an orchestra» (Julio Lagos, speaker); «I congratulate you, Sonia, you’ve found the way between head and heart» (Eladia Blázquez).