Néstor Prado

Real name: Prado, Néstor
(17 March 1937 - )
Place of birth:
General Pinto (Buenos Aires) Argentina

e was born in General Pinto, province of Buenos Aires.

He made his debut as tango singer at age 9. When he was 13 he was called by Salvador Salerno to join his orchestra in which he stayed until age 19. When he was 22 he made his debut in the city of Córdoba with the orchestra led by Francisco Ararda, a musician strongly influenced by Rodolfo Biagi.

He appeared in several contests and festivals. He was awarded the Gardel de Oro at the sixth Tango Festival in the city of La Falda, Córdoba, in 1970 and the gold medal on the following edition.

At an event in homage to the painter Benito Quinquela Martín, he premiered a piece dedicated to this artist: “Color de quimera”, written by Gregorio and Elías Kaplán.

He sang on various theaters, and we highlight his appearances at the Candilejas, where he was introduced to the audience by Julián Centeya, at the General San Martín Thatre, at the Teatro de la Ribera with the group Las Nuevas Voces de Tango, at the Teatro Florida, introduced by Ciriaco Ortiz and Manuel Sucher and at the Teatro Esmeralda, with the show Qué te pasa Buenos Aires written by the bandoneon player Eduardo Corti.

He released the TV program "Peña de amigos", on Channel 9, conducted by Lidia Sánchez and Zabalza.

On television he worked for Channel 7, at a program conducted by Julio Jorge Nelson, on Channel 13 at Pipo Mancera’s Sábados Circulares and at Grandes Valores del Tango on Channel 9, conducted by Juan Carlos Torry.

He appeared on numerous radio programs on broadcastings of Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Uruguay.

Among his recordings we can highlight: for the Fermata label(1971), two numbers for the LP called Los catorce de siempre: “No te entiendo corazón” written by Manuel Sucher and Abel Aznar, and “Sol de medianoche” by Charlo and Enrique Cadícamo. Both with the accompaniment of the Alberto Di Paulo orchestra.

He recorded two records, one with the orchestra of Luis Stazo and the other with the orchestra led by F. Córdoba.

Lastly, he released a cassette with 10 songs with the guitar accompaniment played by Juan Carlos Gorrías, Paco Peñalba, Alfredo Sadi and the guitarrón of Juan Carlos Olivera, the tangos “Amarras”, written by Carlos Marchisio and Carmelo Santiago and “La reja” by Carlos Marcucci and Manuel Meaños are standouts.