Juanjo Mosalini


Composer, performer and heir to the tradition of bandoneon-playing, Juanjo Mosalini covers the whole range of the instrument with groups who keep the art of Argentinian music alive. He’s a passionate performer of works by outstanding composers of these first years of our 21st century. Whether in chamber ensembles or with the world’s leading orchestras, Juanjo Mosalini breathes the spirit of the instrument into every musical language: classical, modern and contemporary. He’s one of only a few internationally-known bandoneon-players to perform regularly as a soloist with leading classical orchestras: the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Rishon LeZion Israel Symphony, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre de Picardie, the ONPL, Camerata de Bourgogne, the Santa Barbara Symphony, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and the Berne Symphony among them. A twenty-year career has put him at the forefront of Argentinian avant-garde music in Europe. His scores for the Mosalini Teruggi Cuarteto bring the world of Argentinian rhythms to the chamber music of today. In addition, he has embarked on improvisation and composition of electronic music in collaboration with the jazz bassist Olivier Sens. His recent collaboration with Ophélie Gaillard for the Aparté label has led both to the release of this album and a future work: Double Concerto for Cello and Bandoneon with String Orchestra.