Date & Time: Sunday May 14, 7 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
An evening with Argentinian virtuoso tango pianist, arranger, and composer Pablo Estigarribia, in a presentation on his solo piano book and Carlos Gardel award winning album called “Tangos for Piano.” Mr. Estigarribia will give a short lecture on the history and difference of Tango music and demonstrate techniques and other elements of tango from famous pieces and his own compositions. Mr. Estigarribia will be performing at the San Francisco International Arts Festival on May 27. This is a unique opportunity to meet the artist in person.
About the Artist
Pablo Estigarribia was born in 1985 in El Chaco, Resistencia, Argentina and started studying piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires when he was only 8 years old.
At age 17, he won a national competition for chamber music, “sub 18” and at age 22, he won the piano competition that was part of the Shell Biennial Youth Music Festival in Buenos Aires. In 2004, Estigarribia won a prestigious scholarship to the International Festival of Winter Camps of Jordão, Brazil, where he studied with international soloists and conductors Kurt Masur and Glenn Dicterow.
The tango entered his life in 2005, when he won a grant from the Orchestra School of Tango (last group with Emilio Balcarce as director), with whom he toured Italy. In 2008, he toured Mexico with the Lisandro Adrover Quintet and in 2010 he visited a good portion of the theaters of Japan with the orchestra of Victor Lavallén, performing almost 50 concerts including at the famous Nakano Sun Plaza of Tokyo. Since then, with various companies, he has toured Europe and Russia, giving more than 90 concerts, in theaters such as the Cologne Philharmonic, the Grand Opera of Frankfurt, the Savoy Theater of Helsinki, and the Folies Bergeres of Paris among many others.
In 2011, he became a regular member of the Tango Pasión company, with whom he toured for four and a half months. Also, same year, Estigarribia formed his own tango ensemble, Meridional Sextet and launched his first recording, Chapado a la antigua. In 2014, he performed with the Juan Dios Filiberto Tango Orchestra, premiering his own symphonic arrangements and his work Rapsodia sobre un tema de Piazzolla for piano and orchestra. In 2015, Estigarribia won the prestigious Gardel Prize for the best recording of tango by a new artist for his recent release, Tangos para piano (EPSA).
He is currently a member of Trio Lavallen – Cabaros – Estigarribia and Victor Lavallén’s tango orchestra (Municipal Orquesta de Tango de Lomas de Zamora), a member of the prestigious Teatro Porteño, a member of his own ensemble, Meridional Sextet, and a member of the La Seleccion Nacional de Tango, an ensemble with which he performed in the United States, Brazil, Cuba, and Belgium. This season, Estigarribia will be performing solo and orchestral pieces including his own composition with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra. He is a frequent guest artist faculty at prestigious stowe tango music festival, Vermont where he gives master classes, workshops and lectures to students and professional tango musicians from around the world.
He is considered among the best tango musicians of his generation.
Biography courtesy http://www.pabloestigarribia.com/