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Osvaldo PIRO

Composer, arranger,
conductor and
bandoneon player


He was declared Illustrious Citizen of Buenos Aires in 1995 and was awarded with the SADAIC "Best Performer" prize by his pears in 1992 and 1999. A Buenos Aires corner was given his name in 1996; is located in the intersection between Florida Street and Corrientes Avenue. A telephone company in Japan printed an especial edition of cards with him conducting his orchestra as a happy memory of a tour through 44 cities made during his first visit in 1997. He has also given concerts in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and France on between 1980 and 2000. He came back to Japan with his orchestra in 1997 and successfully presented a series of 53 concerts organised by the Min-On association.

He has shared the stage with so many famous artists such as:
Maximiliano Guerra, Osvaldo Pugliese, Lalo Schifrin, Horacio Salgan, Anibal Troilo, Leopoldo Federico, Pedro Vargas, Juan Carlos Copes, Jairo and has accompanied Julio Bocca, Sandro, Alberto Cortez, Susana Rinaldi, Roberto Goyeneche, Eladia Blazquez, Adriana Varela, Eleonora Cassano, Armando Manzanero, Joaquin Sabina, Raul Lavie, Hugo Marcel, Julian Plaza, Valeria Lynch, Patricia Sosa, Alejandro Lerner, Los Dinzel, Los Rivaldo and many other musicians.

He wrote the theatrical score for "Un tal Servendo Gomez" by Samuel
Eichelbaum and numerous special scores for TV and short films among them "Maradona II Napoli". He has conducted the Argentine National Orchestra and was presented in 2001 with a commemorative plaque presented to him by the Department of Music, Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with members of his orchestra. He continued performing concerts in the TV Tango Festival, Buenos Aires (2002) and in the Alvear Theatre. In the same year several concerts in Cordoba, Rosario, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and recorded a live CD at the Colon Theatre. Furthermore, he presented his show in Great Galas and was in charge of a successful radio programme entitled "The Magic of Buenos Aires".

In April 2003 he assumed the post of Conductor of the Cordoba Civic
Orchestra of Music and has already given several concerts within the province and in Buenos Aires. I addition he has programme, "Nacar" dedicated to bandoneon.

© J.Sylvester, translation.

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