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 Rodolfo Mederos, and later continued with Daniel Binelli, Julio Pane and Néstor Marconi. He furthered his studies in harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and composition with Rodolfo Mederos, Gabriel Senanes and Daniel Montes.

After a successful appearance at the Expo Sevilla 92, playing a Rodolfo Mederos’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 Atilio Stampone, Osvaldo Berlingieri, Daniel Binelli, Néstor Marconi, Julio Pane, Raúl Garello, Carlos García, Leopoldo Federico, Julián Plaza, Emilio Balcarce, Sexteto Mayor, Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina «Juan de Dios Filiberto», Quinteto de la Fundación Astor Piazzolla, Octeto Electrónico Astor Piazzolla, Tango For Ever, TangoX2, Gustavo Santaolaya, Leo Sojatovich, Selección Nacional del Tango and Café de los Maestros, among others.

As soloist he played the Astor Piazzolla’s Concierto de Bandoneón with the Orquesta del Teatre Lliure (Barcelona), the Orquesta de la Ciudad de Granada and the 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, and Mateo, opera on texts by Armando Discépolo. He also played Pueblo Joven by Ástor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer with the 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 Tango-Tango, 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 and 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 (2011).

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 (2000) and Tres Rincones (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 César Angeleri as a duo. With that setting they released the album Complicidad.

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: Roberto Goyeneche, María Graña, Eladia Blázquez, Susana Rinaldi, Raúl Lavié, Guillermo Fernández, Amelita Baltar, among others.