Andrés Pilar playing music from his recently released CD, "Danza".
Pianist, composer and arranger born in 1981, Andrés started playing piano at the age of 10 in Buenos Aires. His growing interest in Argentinean music took him to study popular music at some renowned music schools in Buenos Aires and in 2001, he won a 5 year grant from the Maimónides University to study Composition and Arrangement where he graduated in 2007.
As a pianist, he has played as soloist as accompanied by musicians including Vitillo Ábalos, Raúl Olarte, Hilda Herrera, Juan Falú, CIMAP, Esdras Campos, Fernando Lernoud, Improvisation Leila Kuhm Group, Santiago Segret, Sebastián Gangi, amongst others. Andrés has mostly composed music for piano and chamber ensembles, and he has specialized in Argentinean music arrangements for diverse ensembles.
Besides his artistic activity, Andrés teaches music at the Maimónides University. In September 2008 he recorded his first CD, "Danza", presented in November 2008 at the National Music Center in Buenos Aires.
"...Only 27 years old, Andres has a great future. Thanks to a solid musical foundation, great piano technique, good human character, talent to grow, and an enormous love for Argentinean music. His tremendous passion will guide him throughout his musical career..."
Secretaria de Cultura de la Nación - Nov 18th 2008
"...Here, Pilar demonstrates through works by Leguizamon and Castilla, Manzi and Piana, Hilda Herrera, Juan Falú, Los Hermanos Ábalos, Los Núñez and Atahualpa Yupanqui his technical skill, simplicity to create arrangements and good taste. To this he adds his own compositions and those of Fernando Lernoud which are in perfect harmony with the rest..."
La Nación" Newspaper - Jan 11th 2009