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Real name: Mainetti, Pablo
(1971 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
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e is regarded as one of the most important bandoneon players of his generation. He has a command of the instrument which allows him to express a feeling that reminds us of the sound of the masters who preceded him.
As a child, he evidenced a special interest for tango music, and because of that at age 14 he began to study bandoneon playing. When he was in touch with the instrument he was curious about the way those pieces were written.
Knowing about the craft of composition was something that influenced not only the way of writing, but also the way of performing that music, either as a soloist, in chamber groups or orchestras.
He began his studies with
, and later continued with
. He furthered his studies in harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and composition with
, Gabriel Senanes and Daniel Montes.
After a successful appearance at the Expo Sevilla 92, playing a
’s piece, with choreography by Oscar Aráiz, he settled in Barcelona, where he began to study composition at the Conservatorio Profesional de Badalona, with Alejandro Civilotti. Six years later he returned to Argentina.
He carried out his activity as bandoneonist with several orchestras, under the leadership of maestros like
, Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina «Juan de Dios Filiberto», Quinteto de la Fundación
, Octeto Electrónico
, Tango For Ever, TangoX2, Gustavo Santaolaya, Leo Sojatovich, Selección Nacional del Tango and Café de los Maestros, among others.
As soloist he played the
’s Concierto de Bandoneón with the
Orquesta del Teatre Lliure
Orquesta de la Ciudad de Granada
Orquesta Nacional de España
, conducted by Josep Pons, recorded for the Harmonia Mundi label (1996), and the
Real Filharmonía de Galicia
, conducted by Manuel Valdivieso. He also played as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Nice.
Along with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Latvia he recorded, as bandoneon soloist, the
Misa a Buenos Aires
, by Martín Palmieri. By the same composer he premiered as soloist the
Concierto para Bandoneón
, opera on texts by Armando Discépolo. He also played
by Ástor Piazzolla and
Orquesta Sinfónica de Córdoba
conducted by Luis Gorelik. He played in the summer concerts of the Opera of Rome and at the
Festival de Otoño
of Madrid at the
Círculo de Bellas Artes
along with the
Orquesta del Teatre Lliure
He led the orchestra of the show
, at the Krystallpalast Varieté of Leipzig.
At the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Germany) he played teaming up with the guitarist Marcos di Santi. He wrote the music for the ballets
Diario de unas horas
Gestos del camino
, for the Lanònima Imperial dancing company (Spain).
He as well composed a piece for marimba and quintet, “Milonga para Miles” for trumpet, bandoneon and string orchestra (Homage to Miles Davis) and “Tres Rincones”, music in three movements for bandoneon and string orchestra. “Fuga Parisina” piece for bandoneon and chamber orchestra, recorded in his album
Partes de la suma
He leads his own Tango Quintet, with which he makes tours of Argentina and around the world: La Cité de la Musique Tango Festival (Paris), Academia Chigiana de Siena (Italy), Vicenza (Italia), Festival de Porto Alegre (Brazil), Lincoln Center Festival (New York), Festival de Tango de Portugal.
With his quintet he cut two CD’s:
Gran Hotel Victoria
(nominated for the Grammy 2004 as best tango album).
He was member of a trio with Adrián Iaies and Horacio Fumero, with whom he recorded the album
Tango Reflections Trío
in 2005. Later, in 2006, he teamed up with the guitarist
as a duo. With that setting they released the album
He was requested by groups and soloists to play in recording sessions, as guest artist, in pieces that include the bandoneon sound, among them: Joan Manuel Serrat, La Bersuit Vergarabat (
La Argentinidad al palo
album), Kevin Johansen, Soledad, Carlos Cano, among others.
He was also summoned to appear at the prestigious Ute Lemper’s show in Buenos Aires, at the Teatro Coliseo, and to play with the quintet led by Gustavo Bergalli and Joe Lovano.
He backed up consecrated singers like:
, among others.
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