Biography

PABLO MAINETTI
Bandoneonista and Composer

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1971 but his education has been between his born city, Barcelona and Paris.

He plays in the most important orchestras and tango ensembles as: Leopoldo Federico, Julian Plaza, Emilio Balcarce, la Orquesta de Tango de la Ciudad de Bs. As., Carlos García, Sexteto Mayor, Atilio Stampone, Osvaldo Berlingieri, Néstor Marconi, Rodolfo Mederos, Orquesta Juan de Dios Filiberto, Julio Pane, Daniel Binelli. He has also shared whit good singers such as Roberto Goyeneche, María Graña, Raúl Lavié, Rubén Juárez, Susana Rinaldi, Alba Solís, Amelita Baltar, Eladia Blazquez, Ute Lemper, Mercedes Sosa, Juan Manuel Serrat, among others.

As a soloist bandoneon he has played with Orquestas Sinfónicas del Teatro Liure (Barcelona), Orquesta Nacional de España, BBC de Londres, Capitolio de Tolouse, Gubenkian de Lisboa, Orquesta de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, OCB (Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona), Orquesta Sinfónica de Praga, Orquesta de Poitiers, Orquesta de Niza, among others.

Under the direction of Josep Pons he recorded the “Concierto para Bandoneón y Orquesta de Astor Piazzolla” for Harmonia Mundi, with the Orquesta de Cámara del Teatro Liure.

Conductor by Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, he played his arrangments of Piazzolla´s tango music, for Bandoneón and Synphony Orchestra, comition in a co-production between Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona y Sinfónica de Navarra.

He has also participated as a soloist in the National Symphony Orchestra (Argentina)
under the direction of Pedro Ignacio Calderón, Facundo Agudin, Mariano Chiacchiarini,
Jose Maria Sciutto y Luis Vacalov.

He currently leads his own group, Pablo Mainetti Quinteto and is part of the Duet Mainetti – Angeleri. Integrates the Quintet of the Foundation Astor Piazzolla and the National Selection of Tango.

As a composer he writes works for solo instruments, songs and tangos, to chamber music and orchestra, concerts, ballets, and operas. Among his works include La luna sanada (Homage to Arnold Schönberg), El Quijote (Tango quarter), Cadencia para un concierto ausente (Piano solo), En Silencio (liryc by Evaristo Carriego), Breaking Silence (Bandoneon and string quartet), Eolicas (Bandoneon y woodwinds quartet), Ultramarina (chamber opera, lirycs by Edgardo Cozarinsky and regie Marcelo Lombardero), La última comilona (Opera lirycs by Jon Paul Laka and regie Michal Znaniecki)

He was nominated for the following awards: Grammy Latino 2004 for his CD Tres Rincones, Premio Clarín for the Tango Personality, Premios Ace for the opera Ultramarina music, and the rewards Gardel to the Best Tango Album with Mainetti-Angeleri Duet.