Soloist Violin, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, within a family with recognized musical trajectory.
In his hometown he began studying piano with Sarah Bourdillon Santórsola and then started to play the violin with Master Jorge Risi.
Later he entered the National Conservatory, where he continued his training with Master Risi, Master Nelson Casale and Nelson Govea.
He played at the Symphony Orchestra of SODRE, The Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra and The National Chamber Orchestra of Uruguay.
He formed part of the following Chamber Music Ensembles: Trio Prentki with Horst Prentki in clarinet and piano and German Prentki in cello; the Anglo Quartet with Fernando Hasaj, Victor Martin Cassinelli and Addiego, obtaining a mention for "Best Chamber Music Ensemble " in 1979 and 1980 granted by vote of specialized critics.
He participated in the World Premiere of " Punta del Este Suite " with Astor Piazzolla in 1977. He also recorded Oboe Concertos by Vivaldi and Albinoni with the oboist Leon Biriotti and other pieces by the Uruguayan composer Hector Tosar.
In Argentina he was granted the Dr. Ricardo Gruneisen Scholarship through the Argentinean Mozarteum to refine his studies with Master Ljerko Spiller from 1978 to 1984. In that period he also joined master classes taught by Alberto Lysy.
Between 1981 and 1984 he received another scholarship from the association “Camping Musical of Bariloche” to attend to chamber music courses dictated by Master Ljerko Spiller, returning after that as a teacher himself in several occasions.
He was member of the Buenos Aires String Quartet along with Fernando Hasaj, Marcela Magin and Bubby Zollhofer .
As a special guest artist he performed with the Camerata Bariloche, Bach Academy of Music and several Buenos Aires Festivals.
Founder of Buenos Aires Salonmusik, he has been a member of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Colon since 1984 as the Second Violin Soloist Ad.
In July 2009, he was invited by the famous Italian pianist and composer Giovanni Allevi to perform in a concert at the Arena of Verona integrating the All Star Symphony Orchestra with soloists from the most prominent orchestras of the world.
In Germany he was member of the Südwestfalen Philharmonie and Chamber Orchestra Wuppertal.
He teaches Symphonic Repertoire and Chamber Music at the Instituto Superior de Arte and Academic Orchestra of the Teatro Colón.
Instructor of the Suzuki Method and professor in the City of Rio Gallegos at the Orchestras Plan, he also collaborated with the University of Rio Negro, dictating Chamber Music lessons and an intensive course as violin master.
He dictated training courses to violin teachers in several Argentinean cities, as a part of the Training Plan of the National Ministry of Culture.
Guest artist and teacher at the Alfredo Saint Malo Festival in Panama.
As a tango interpreter, he was invited by Master Walter Rios, Leopoldo Federico and Horacio Salgán, he joined the “Armenonville” and "Forever Tango" shows and played together with Daniel Binelli, Oscar Lopez Ruiz and Cesar Angeleri, touring trough Japan, USA and many European countries.
He played in several important records such as "Tango Fatal" by Carlos Franzetti, winner of a Grammy Award.
Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Caetano Veloso, Nathalie Cole, Chucho Valdez, Astor Piazzolla, Rose Poppel, Yo Yo Ma and Jaques Morelenbaun are some of the artists he has performed and recorded with.
In 2012, he makes his debut with Master Walter Rios in Istanbul at the show “Tango and The Dance”.
He was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. At the age of 5 he began studying piano and by the time he was 16 he joined the Orchestra Color Tango, starting his professional career. Up to now he participated in numerous tango orchestras and groups, among them the Tango Orchestra of Buenos Aires (Dir. Carlos Garcia and Raul Garello) and the Orchestra of the Teatro Colón as a Guest Pianist (Dir: José Carli).
He also played at the Juan de Dios Filiberto Orchestra as an invited pianist (Dir.: Néstor Marconi), Juan José Mosalini Quintet, Antonio Agri, Julián Plaza Sextet, Octet Daniel Piazzolla, Fernando Suarez Paz, Walter Rios Quintet, Marcelo Nisinman, Yoshinori Yoneyama Orchestra , Rodolfo Mederos Quintet, Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra (Dir: Carlos Lazaro), Julio Pane Trio and Daniel Binelli and Nestor Marconi Quintet.
In 1996 he formed his first sextet. He was the musical director of "The Old Warehouse/El Viejo Almacén", "Michelangelo" and "Piazzolla Tango", all of them Tango Show-houses. He also directed the musical show "Tango x 2". He was called as a musical arranger for the film "Tango" (Dir: Carlos Saura - Musical Dir: Lalo Schiffrin).
He performed the Opera "Maria de Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla (with Juan Jose Mosalini and the Basse-Normandie Orchestra - Dir: Dominique Debart) in France and the show "Tango Argentino" (invited by Osvaldo Berlingieri and Claudio Segovia) in Broadway.
He travelled six times to Japan with several Tango Companies and played in numerous tours through Sweden, Norway, Holland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, the Philippines, China, USA and South America. In 2001 he created the "Agri-Zárate-Falasca Trio" recording the album "Get Ready".
Musical director and arranger of Guillermo Fernández: their record “G. Fernández” won the “Premio Gardel” in 2002 and they were nominated again in 2003 for the record “Connecting Piazzolla - Ferrer".
Musical director and arranger of Maria Graña: their record “Rara, como encendida” won the “Premio Gardel” in 2004.
He was also musical director and arranger of Rubén Juarez and Raúl Lavié.
He directed the Symphony Orchestra, with which he recorded the soundtrack of the movie "Tango, Spirit of Argentina" (American Production for TV Channel PBS).
In 2006 he released his album "Evolution Tango" recorded with his Sextet and special guests.
In 2007, as a special guest pianist, he played his own arrangements for the album “Connecting Piazzolla - Ferrer" with the Mendoza Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008 he directed the Tango Orchestra of Cordoba (Guest Conductor).
Musical director and arranger of the show "Tango Musketeers" with Rubén Juérez, Raúl Lavié and Guillermo Fernández, they won the "Star of the Sea Award” in 2008 for Best Musical Show.
He received the "Premio Clarín” in 2007 for his contribution to Tango.
Argentine Jazz and Tango Bassist. Composer, arranger and musical director.
Born and raised in Argentina, Pablo migrated with his family to the USA when he was 12 years old. He began working professionally alongside his father, José Luis "Pepe" Motta, at the age of 15. This experience led him through many styles including Tango, Argentine Folklore, Various Latin American styles, and Jazz. He has recorded music for and appeared in several movies, including "Wings of Courage" (IMAX), "My Father the Hero," and "Marlene Deitrich."
As a jazz musician in Los Angeles he freelanced extensively, performing and collaborating with many artists such as Justo Almario, Ronald Muldrow, Bill Cunliffe, John Pisano, Ron Anthony, Rick Zunigar and Nine Inch Nails' singer/composer Trent Reznor among others.
As a tango musician, he has toured with "Tango Vivo!" through several cities in the US and Canada and has visited Japan 3 times with Fernanda Ghi's and Guillermo Merlo's "Tango Dreams." He toured for two years with the Broadway hit show "Forever Tango". Most recently he directed his quintet for "Tango Buenos Aires" and "Emporio Tango".
He reestablished himself in Los Angeles in 2006 where he directed the The Los Angeles Tango Ensemble and his very own Jazz Trio in which he features his own arrangements and compositions. Pablo also directed the new Alternative Music Youth Orchestra at the Sol-La Academy of Music where kids play and improsvise on Tango, Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock and many other styles. He also freelanced with Symphony orchestras including Santa Barbara Symphony and Mládi.
In 2008 he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he played with New York based Saxophonist Donny McCaslin as part of the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, 2008. In 2009, Pablo played with the Mariano Loiacono Quintet as the opening act of Billy Cobham for over 3600 people and in the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2009 with the Demogli-Motta-Giunta Trio, with the Mariano Loiacono Jazz Quintet and as a guest of New York-based Steve Cardenas. In the 2010 jazz festival he was featured with Phil Maturano and Emilio Teubal.
He coordinates the "Sesiones de Tango" in Buenos Aires; a Tango jam session that was featured in The 2010 and 2011 Tango Festivals in Buenos Aires.
He participates in the "Córdoba Jazz Camp" every year since 2008 oganized by "La Escuelita" (Cordoba, Argentina) directed by Germán Siman where he teaches privately, class harmony and improvisation and as combo instructor teaching styles, improvisation and jazz language.
As a Tango arranger and director, he has worked in the Albums of Marilina Mozzoni and Eliana Sosa. He co-arranged and co-produced Pepe Motta's first all-original compositions album. His debut CD of his "Pablo Motta Quinteto + 1" with all original music will be coming out in 2012.
Other Argentine artists with whom he works include Swing Summit, Ligia Piro, Julia Zenko, Walter Ríos, María Graña, Diego Schissi, Bernardo Monk, Mariano Loiacono, Lucila Juarez, Guillermo Fernandez, Alicia Vignola, Juan Cruz Urquiza, Victor Simon, Abel Rogantini and the National Orchestra of Argentine Music "Juan de Dios Filiberto"
Born in Córdoba (Argentina), he made his musical training in his native country where he obtained his diploma as a guitar teacher. He then pursuit his musical career in Paris, where he won the 1st Prize "Excellence" on guitar, studied Musicology and participated in the Orchestration and musical arrangements for Jazz Big Band in the classes of Yvan Jullien.
Performer, composer and arranger, he plays in several musical shows in Argentina and Europe, Japan, Israel, Egypt, Colombia and Australia, among others. He has also performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world such as L'Olympia in Paris, the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Conzertgebouw, Triphony Hall in Tokyo, Palau de la Música in Barcelona and Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires.
Co-founder and musical director of GOMINA Tango, he also directed and performed in "Libertango", "Revolver”, “The Phantom of the Río de la Plata", "Give my regards to Cordoba" by Jairo and "Crime passionnel "of Astor Piazzolla and Pierre Philippe with Jean Guidoni.
He plays with Juan Mosalini in the bandoneon-guitar duo "Mosalini-Sanchez". Together they also present as a quintet with other musicians and play often as guest soloists for the orchestras of Basse-Normandie, Lille, Picardy and Flanders 'I Fiamminghi'. He also collaborates with the bandoneonist César Stroscio and his Trio Esquina.
He creates AMERIBERIA, a guitar - soprano duet with Nathalie Sanz, playing a repertoire of classical and popular music of Argentina, Spain and Latin America.
Arranger of "Paris Tango", by J. J. Mosalini and Horacio Ferrer (Salabert Editions), he also worked with Michel Portal, Gianmaria Testa, "Los Andariegos " Korcia Laurent, Marcel Azzolla, Patrice Caratini and Thierry Caens.
He writes compositions for symphonic bands, sets of accordions and plectrums, Tango quintest and quartets of guitar, among other formations.
Lately, at the request of L'Ensemble - Orchestre Régional de Basse-Normandie, he has been writing the music and texts of "Cielos Argentinos" for guitar, soprano and orchestra which he also performs. He composed the music for the choreographic spectacle "Danses et légendes du monde" and created TANGOLEON (guitar and string quintet) and DEAR TANGO (voice, violin and guitar).
Singer, Performer, Choreographer, Producer and Artistic Director.
First Argentinian artist to win the "Gaviota de Plata" for Best Performer at the Festival of Viña del Mar in Chile
Cultural ambassadress of the city of Mar del Plata.
Voting member of "THE RECORDING ACADEMY" and "THE LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY", entities that grant the "Grammy Award."
In 1986 she recorded for CBS her first album "Mariel Dupetit", which included the song "A City to live", later becoming the song of her hometown Mar del Plata.
Her second album is entitled "Let us run to love each other"
In “Tío Curzio”, Mar del Plata, she shared the stage with Armando Manzanero, Luis Aguilé, Antonio Prieto, Nicola Di Bari, Walter Ríos, Estela Raval, Roberto Yanés, Leonard Baccardi, Juan Carlos Mareco and Anibal Berraute among others.
Far away from her land, she was seduced by Tango. In 2006, she released in USA (Universal Records) her album “Tangos”. In 2007, back in Argentina, the label Melopea released “Tarde de Julio”, where she sang along Walter Rios´s Quartet.
Special guest at the Club Tropigala, Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami, leading the show produced and directed by Eber Lobato.
Guest artist at the spectacle "A Tribute to Piazzolla" at the Museum of Modern Art in Miami.
Guest artist at the reopening of the Lyric Theatre of Miami, representing Argentinean music.
She has performed in USA, México, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, México, Spain, Italy and recently with Walter Rios´s company “ El Tango y la Danza” in California, Paris, Istanbul and Armenia.
Mariel is an artist of great sensitivity and a strong presence on stage, which result in mobilizing emotions in every one of her presentations.
For more information visit: www.marieldupetit.com