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NICONicolás Ledesma 

Pianist, Composer and Arranger.

【History】

-Pianist, conductor, composer, arranger of Tango, born in General Pico, La Pampa province, on June 14, 1965. His teachers as a child were his father Don Nicolás Ledesma and the pianist Erberto Benuzzi.

-At the age of 11, he made his debut in the Alberto Pellizzari orchestra, when he was 15 years old he began taking classes in bs as with Horacio Salgán.

-In 1984, at age 19, he settled in Buenos Aires and there he took classes with Guillermo Iscla, Juan Carlos Cirigliano and Manolo Juárez.

-In 1985 he founded, along with other musicians, the “Sexteto Sur” where he made his first arrangements.

-In 1992 he began with the Leopoldo Federico orchestra and at the same time developed his work with the Buenos Aires Tango Orchestra conducted by Raul Garello and Carlos Garcia.

【Trajectory】

He was also part of the San Martin Orchestra conducted by Pascual Mamone, Fernando Suarez Paz Quintet, Julio Pane Trio, Walter Ríos Quartet, Juan de Dios Filiberto Orchestra, Café de los Maestros, National Tango Selection, Bs Philharmonic As directed by Daniel Barenboim. Intermittently, he is invited to conduct the Juan de Dios Filiberto Orchestra and also the Córdoba Citizen Music Orchestra.

He accompanied the singers Maria Graña, Raul Lavie, Guillermo Fernandez, Maria Viviana, Roberto Goyeneche, Roberto Rufino, Alfredo Belussi among others.

He made numerous recordings with great figures such as Leopoldo Federico, Fernando Suarez Paz, Gary Burton, Octeto de Daniel Piazzola, Alberto Di Paulos, Café de los Maestros, National Tango Selection, among others.

I do tours of Japan, USA, Canada, Israel, United Arab Emirates, China, Korea, as well as Europe and South America.

【Teaching】

In 2003 he started teaching at the “Manuel de Falla” Higher Conservatory as a teacher of the Tango and Folklore career and continues today. He holds MasterClass in different conservatories in the interior of the country such as Santa Fe, La Plata and Córdoba as well as in cities in the abroad such as Paris, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Brazil, Uruguay, etc.

【Nominations and Awards】

• 2001 – Clarín Revelation Award
• 2006 – Gardel Award with the National Tango Selection
• 2007 – Grammy with Café de los Maestros
• 2009 – Mailbox Order
• 2016 – Latin Grammy for best Tango album “When You Cry the Milonga”

Currently he develops his activity as a teacher and performs with his Orchestra in different stages of the country and abroad. In addition, since 2012 he has participated on the AADI board of directors as Pro-Secretary.

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