Composer & Pianist Juan Maria Solare

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«.

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

His solo CD Tango Monologues, described as «utterly riveting, even mesmerising – an exquisite album» (Rich Rainlore) is available on iTunes or amazon mp3 and includes 20 pieces (12 from Solare himself) ranging from traditional, danceable pieces to Solare’s deconstructed tango.and quality.

Solare conducts the Orquesta no Típica at the university of Bremen (Germany). At the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen he teaches Composition and Arrangements. He also teaches at the University Bremen and at the Jacobs University Bremen. He conducts the orchestra of the Bremer Orchestergemeinschaft.

As a pianist with over 400 concerts on his account, he has participated at the World Tango Summit on three occasions. He is the editor of four tango albums for the publishing house Ricordi Munich. Thirteen CDs by different performers include at least one piece by Juan María Solare.

Composition degrees at the IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte), Buenos Aires and at the Hochschule für Musik Köln (with Fritsch, Barlow, Humpert, Kagel). Studies in Stuttgart with Helmut Lachenmann. Regular assistance to the composition courses of Karlheinz Stockhausen in Kürten, Germany.

– «A full-blooded musician.» (Hans-Joachim Brandt, Wümme Zeitung, Lilienthal)

– «He is integer, tolerant, very friendly: a very rare spirit.» (Karlheinz Stockhausen)

– «Music is his mother tongue» (Donata Holz, Wümme Zeitung, Lilienthal)

– «Juan Maria Solare gives tango a new face.» (Christian Emigholz, Weser Kurier (Bremen)

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