Gerardo Gandini

Gerardo Gandini
Born(1936-10-16)October 16, 1936
Buenos Aires, Argentina
DiedMarch 22, 2013(2013-03-22) (aged 76)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation(s)Composer, music director, professor
Instrumentswww.myspace.com/gerardogandini

Gerardo Gandini (Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 16, 1936 – Buenos Aires, March 22, 2013)[1] was a pianist, composer, and music director, who became one of the most relevant figures of contemporary Argentine music of the second half of the 20th century. He studied composition with Goffredo Petrassi and Alberto Ginastera, and piano with Roberto Caamaño, Pía Sebastiani, and Ivonne Loriod. It is noteworthy that he was Astor Piazzolla's pianist in the Sexteto Nuevo Tango formed in 1989.

Biography

Gandini was a professor at the Instituto Di Tella (Buenos Aires), Juilliard School (New York), Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Gilardo Gilardi Conservatory of Music (La Plata, Argentina), and National University of La Plata. He was also in charge of contemporary music courses at the Fundación San Telmo/Goethe-Institut in Buenos Aires and was in charge of one of the composition workshops at the Fundación Antorchas (Argentina).

Gandini has been the musical director of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, musical director of the Teatro Colón, and director-founder of the Opera and Ballet Experimentation Center of the same theatre. During 2003, he was a resident composer of the Teatro Colón.

He was the pianist in Sexteto Nuevo Tango, Astor Piazzolla's last sextet.