Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and living in the US since 1994, Casenave has achieved national and international recognition both as a pianist and as a composer, including multiple Latin Grammy nominations, Steinway Artist, and several prestigious awards . This time the audience will have the chance to experience Casenave's music in an intimate setting, at the beautiful Scorca Hall at The National Opera Center in New York. His music, often described as an original and powerful blend of Classical, Jazz and Tango music. He has 30 albums as a band leader, and has performed with top artists from Jazz, Classical and Tango, including John Patitucci, Manolo Badrena, Paquito D'Rivera, Yoyo Ma, and Eddie Gomez to name a few.
"…exuberant, virtuosic performance …" THE NEW YORK TIMES
"….ferocious performance, emotionally wrenching playing…"
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"…enough cant be said, sensational musician…"
"…Gustavo Casenave led the virtuosic ensemble, show stopper…"
THE WASHINGTON POST
"…the onstage orchestra led by musical director Gustavo Casenave was dynamite…"
THE BOSTON GLOBE
"…Casenave sounds splendid…"
THE VILLAGE VOICE
"…one of the best pianists our country has…"
EL PAIS (URUGUAY)
"… brilliant, virtuoso…"
DIARIO LA NACION (ARGENTINA)
"… excellent pianist…"
XAVER MAGAZINE (GERMANY)
"… virtuoso, and exciting…"
CONCERTO MAGAZINE (AUSTRIA)
"…Approaching traditional tango with a sensibility informed by jazz and European classical music, Uruguayan pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave creates an intriguing paradox Just check Y Vos en la Pedrera, a 53-second opus impeccably played at an agitated pace… "JAZZ TIMES
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