Adrián Placenti

He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has studied music and piano since childhood. Sebatián Piana was his first tango teacher. Graduated in Music (U.C.A., composition) and Piano professor in IUNA, he received a scholarship by the “Instituo Italiano de Cultura” to study composition with Giacomo Manzoni and Bianchinni. He studied Orchestral Conducting with Mario Benzecry. He studied piano tango with Nicolás Ledesma and Oscar De Elía.


He is pianist and composer and his production includes chamber music, orchestral music and jingles. He won different composition awards: his Piano Sonata “El loco” won an “Honourable Mention”. In a competition organized by “Fundación Omega” he was finalist with his sextet “La Venise de L´Ouest”, and the music work was performed for the first time by Gerardo Gandini´s conducting. He participated in the “Les Allumnès” International Festival, in Nantes, France.
He won the 1st Prize in Instrumental Composition in the “XVII Certamen Hugo del Carril” organized by the Buenos Aires Government with “Ayer y Hoy” tango. In 2012 he edited his CD called “Ayer y Hoy, mis tangos” supported by the “Fondo Metropolitano de las Artes,” with music from his authoring.
Currently, he plays music in many places in Buenos Aires such us “La Esquina Homero Manzi”, “36 billares”, “Centro Cultural Recoleta”, among others. He is the official pianist in “La Poesía”, legendary bar placed in San Telmo neighborhood.
He taught in the “Universidad de Buenos Aires” and “Universidad Católica Argentina” and at the moment  he is a conducting director of two children orchestras: at the “Escuela de Coro y Orquesta Athos Palma” and at “Escuela de Música Nº. 12 D.E. 19” in Buenos Aires. He is also a piano accompanist at “Escuela de Danza Nº2”. He participates at the radio program “Los notables” and he is an editor of “Chacabuco Cultural” publication.
In 2013 he is organizing a cultural cycle called “De músicos, poetas y locos todos tenemos un poco”, in the “Academia Porteña del Lunfardo” where many guests as Atilio Stampone, Raúl Garello, Juan Carlos Saravia and other very important argentine musicians have participated.

 

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