Lisette Grosso Schmid

Real name: Grosso Schmid, Lisette
Singer, bandoneonist, violinist
(21 January 2000 - )
Place of birth:
Córdoba Argentina

he is a quite young Argentine singer and musician; a child prodigy born in the city of Córdoba in the first year of the twenty-first century.

When she was two years and a half old, with her parents, she attended a concert given by the Rome String Quartet that visited her city. Charmed by the music and the instruments, her behavior astonished the attendants. The following month she received as a gift her first toy violin. A week later, bored of hearing the same music, she asked for a true violin. In October she began her violin classes. At the same time, she had fun pretending she played her grandfather’s piano.

At age four she made her first appearance at the Teatro San Martín of Córdoba with the Suzuki group and began to study French. When she was five she started her flute studies. At age six she began to study English, piano playing, singing and theatrical expression at the El Faro de la ciudad school in San Francisco, Córdoba, near the border with the province of Santa Fe.

At age seven she was awarded the first prize at the singing contest in the category for six and eight year-old contestants of the same institution. She appeared in a musical directed by Matías Ibarra at the Teatro Mayo of that city.

When she was nine she was invited by the guitarist Esteban Morgado to play violin in a piece he had composed at the Festival Lunas de Tango of La Falda. She appeared at the first talent contest La estrella sos vos in La Falda in 2010. She was awarded the second prize.

She appeared singing and playing violin and bandoneon for the Gala del Bicentenario in May 2010 at the Auditorio Municipal Carlos Gardel of La Falda. In September that same year, at the Teatro Real of the city of Córdoba when the Feria del Libro (Book Fair) was held she sang “No llores por mí, Argentina”. In that month she began to study bandoneon with maestro Carlos Nieto.

In January and February 2011, she staged La Falda es un show on the San Martín diagonal, accompanied by the orchestra led by Carlos Nieto. In July 2011 she made her show, along with the same orchestra, at the Festival Nacional de Tango of La Falda, which included renditions on violin, piano, bandoneon and singing. All this had national and international repercussion. In Argentina television channels, radio stations, journals and magazines in Córdoba and Buenos Aires showed their interest.

In the capital city of our country her first live television appearance was at the program Sábado Bus emceed by Nicolás Repetto on Telefe channel. The same week she was invited to appear at the program Las madrugadas de Imperial which is aired on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by Juan Imperial on AM 610 Radio General San Martín of Buenos Aires.

Among her outstanding appearances we have to mention her performance at the Festival Internacional de Tango in Justo Daract (province of San Luis) on December 9, 2011. On February 3, 2012 she returned to the main stage of the Festival Lunas de Tango of the hill town of La Falda, where she made a tango show and played international classics with bandoneon and piano.

In September 2012 she was invited by Raúl Lavié to the Según pasan los años show to celebrate his 60th anniversary with music and so he became her show business patron.

In 2013 she appeared at the Gran Milonga Nacional on Avenida de Mayo (Buenos Aires), at the event Tango and Politics held at the Legislatura Porteña (again in 2014), among other appearances.

Furthermore, she took part in a school project made at the San Marón grade school in the city of Buenos Aires, whose objective was that children should get acquainted with tango and its different art aspects.

In 2014 she appeared alongside great bandoneonists in the Bandoneonazo frente al Obelisco at the Teatro Maipo to pay homage to Aníbal Troilo and in a large number of shows in Buenos Aires.

She recorded two demo discs in 2012 and 2013. This year she made her first recording titled Cantar es vivir, produced and arranged by Daniel García, with the participation of the musicians of Tangoloco group, which features great tango figures like Carlos Nieto, José Ogivieki (Pepo), Esteban Morgado, José Colángelo, Raúl Lavié and Horacio Ferrer. It was recorded in Daniel García’s MTT Estudio, published by Alfiz Producciones and distributed by Sony Music.