Juan María Solare

Juan María Solare

Bremen, Germany

Multi-award-winning pianist & composer Juan María Solare (Buenos Aires, 1966), an Argentine living in Germany, is one of those musicians that open scarcely travelled paths. The originality of his music stems from the confluence between post-Piazzollian tango and classical contemporary music. His singular style represents a synthesis of North and South, classical and popular, wit and melancholy, performance and composition. “Art music and light music are not irreconcilable extremes, but poles in a force field”, says Solare about his “musical bilingualism”.

Representative styles & keywords: piano, tango argentino, contemporary classical, electroacoustic.

Seventeen CDs by different performers include at least one piece by Juan María Solare.

At the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen (Germany) he teaches Composition and Arrangements. He also teaches at the University Bremen and at the Jacobs University Bremen. Besides, Juan Maria conducts the chamber orchestra of the Bremer Orchestergemeinschaft.

He is the editor of four piano albums for the publishing house Ricordi Munich (Universal Music) and one further album for Peters Verlag (Leipzig).

He has given hundreds of piano recitals in Buenos Aires and dozens of Argentinean cities, plus Berlin, Istanbul, Finland, Denmark, Amsterdam, Madrid, Graz, Geneva, Seville, Texas, London… The audience at his concerts is fascinated by his warmth and quality.

Piano and Composition degrees at the UNA (Universidad Nacional de las Artes), Buenos Aires and at the Hochschule für Musik Köln (with Fritsch, Barlow, Humpert, Kagel). Studies in Stuttgart with Helmut Lachenmann. Regular assistant to the composition courses of Karlheinz Stockhausen in Kürten, Germany.

“A full-blooded musician.” (Hans-Joachim Brandt, Wümme Zeitung). “A rare spirit” (Karlheinz Stockhausen). “Music is his mother tongue” (Donata Holz, Wümme Zeitung). “Juan Maria Solare gives tango a new face.” (Christian Emigholz, Weser Kurier - Bremen)

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