Gustavo Casenave: Solo
The award-winning Uruguayan pianist opens the 2021–2022 Music of the Americas season live.
In addition to being broadcast, this concert will have a live audience. Please check this page for registration information.
New York-based Uruguayan pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave is a two-time Latin Grammy Award winner (and six-time nominee), Steinway Artist, two-time Gold Medal Award winner at Global Music Awards, and ACE Awardee 2015. He has performed worldwide, collaborated and recorded with artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci, Robert Duvall, Mark Egan, Manolo Badrena, Paquito D'Rivera and the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic among many others. With 34 albums as a solo artist, he received the 2013 ConEdison Composers Residency Award, a 2013 New Music USA Grant, and a Belgian Artistic Promotion Award at the Europe Jazz Contest 1999. He directed and performed in almost every major Tango show in the US, including Forever Tango, Tango Fire, Tango Lovers, Tango Buenos Aires and Eternal Tango Orchestra, among others. He is a former jazz department director at the Harbor Conservatory, in addition to giving master classes at Juilliard, Oberlin, Eastman, Yale, and permanent faculty member at the Stowe Tango Music Festival. Casenave’s compositions are vertiginous and focused, revealing to the attentive listener the three musical torrents that feed his artistry: classical, jazz, and tango.
The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Fall 2021 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.