Juan José Mosalini (Solist) Bandoneon Virtuose from Argentina – Tango Meets Classic

The terror of the military regime in the years between 1976 and 1983 drove many Argentineans into exile in Europe. Paris became a tango metropolis, as it had been before in the 20’s. Amongst the tango musicians to find a new home in Paris in the 70’s was the bandoneonist Juan José Mosalini, who had been born in 1943. Like Astor Piazzolla, he had also started his career with famous Argentinean tango orchestras, with Leopoldo Federico and Osvaldo Pugliese. In Paris in the early 80’s, together with the pianist Gustavo Beytelmann and the jazz bass player Patrice Caratini, he founded a trio which rearranged traditional tangos and fused them with jazz element. In the years that followed he committed himself to composing film music and works for orchestra, as well as to further developing the bandoneon techniques. At the beginning of the 90’s he was appointed professor for bandoneon at the National Music College in Gennevilliers (near Paris).

As a soloist, Juan José Mosalini has played with the Orchestra of Picardie, the National Orchestra of Lille (1995), the National Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine (1998), the Orchestra of Annecy (1999), with I Fiamminghi (1998-99), the Camarata of Burgund (1999), the Orchestra of Radio France, the Orchestra of Radio Stockholm, the Orchestra Suisse Romande in Geneva (2000) and the National Orchestra of the Pays de Loire, as well as the Orchestra Basse-Normandie, with whom he produced a CD in April 1999 and toured throughout Normandy, England and Italy. In addition, he has performed as soloist with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchester (2001) and the Bergischen Symphoniker (2002 und 2003). One of the most well-known chamber orchestras, the Ensemble Modern, engaged Juan José Mosalini for two concerts at the Schleswig-Holstein-Festival (2002) and in 2004 at the Festival of Granada.

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Audiosamples:

  • Concierto para Bandoneón - Presto  (Cd "Homenaje a Piazzola")

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  • Concierto para Bandoneón - Allegro Marcato (Cd "Homenaje a Piazzola")

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  • Adios Nonino  (Cd "Homenaje a Piazzola")

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