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Real name: Ruggiero, Osvaldo Daniel
Bandoneonist, guitarist, arranger and composer
(26 December 1979 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
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e was born within a musical tango family, his father was the bandoneonist
He studied at the Conservatorio Nacional «López Bouchardo», furthering his guitar studies with maestro
For four years he studied bandoneon playing at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda (province of Buenos Aires), with teachers like
, and later furthered his technique studying privately with
, Alejandro Zárate and
. He was also disciple of Manolo Juárez.
At the same time he studied with Hernán Merlo (ear training), Daniel Jáuregui (improvisation and harmony) and arranging and composing for the tango genre with maestros Rodolfo Alchourrón and
. In the latter years he widened and enriched his knowledge with the composer Laura Baade.
He started his professional career as bandoneonist and arranger with a group of young players, appearing at important events like the 1º Festival de Música ATE, the 2º Festival Buenos Aires Tango and Planeta Tango (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
From 1997 he has performed as bandoneon player and arranger in Argentina and abroad with the companies Tango Seducción, Una Noche en Buenos Aires, Señor Tango, among others. He also led the group that backed
, and made tours of North America, Europe, Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and China, among others.
In 2004 he put together the Quasimodo Trío with the bass player Nicolás Rainone and the pianist
. The group recorded its first album that same year. He made several tours of Europe in 2007, and released his second CD entitled
, recorded in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2013 his third release was launched
, with a different line-up: Adrián Mastrocola (piano) and Cristian Basto (double bass). He has been leading this group for thirteen years.
Since 2006 he has been the musical director of the show
Tango Buenos Aires
, with which he traveled to a large number of countries, among them, Australia and New Zealand; with
Tango Company to Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, Mexico and China and now with the show Rojo Tango at the Faena Hotel.
He shared the bill with artists like
, Fernando Marzán, Estrella Morente,
, Orquesta de Cámara de La Plata, PanAmerican Symphony (Washintong DC, United States), Banda Sinfónica de Cundinamarca (Bogotá, Colombia), among others.
In 2013 he premiered his
Doble concierto para violín, bandoneón y orquesta
, along with the Orquesta «Elvino Vardaro», at the auditorium of the Usina del Arte (La Boca, Buenos Aires city).
He gave courses on arranging and composing, privately and at institutions like the Escuela «
» and the Universidad Pedagógica of Bogotá. He teaches orchestra conduction at the Proyecto Encuentro.
In 2015 he was awarded with the Primera Mención de Honor of the Premio Nacional de Composición en Tango y Folklore, for his piece “
Osvaldo y Osvaldo
”. In 2017 he will premiere his
Concierto para bandoneón y banda sinfónica
(Concerto for bandoneon and Symphonic Band) in Europe.
In March 2017 he released his first CD as soloist:
Bandoneón es cultura
. In it he plays pieces by
and his own numbers, like: “Rapsodia para cello y bandoneón” and “Cuadernos de Laura”, the latter dedicated to his teacher, Laura Baade. The album is characterized by the innovation evidenced in his arrangements, the search for an instrumental repertoire scarcely played and a proposal of sound based on the combination of instruments seldom used in the genre.
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