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35 Years Taller Presents: Julio Santillán & Franco Pinna

El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present Julio Santillan and Franco Pinna, as part of 35 Years Taller. The musicians return to honor El Taller, where both started performing in NYC, as well as continue in their musical experiments and collaborations. And what better to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than to have the native Tucumán, Argentina musicians perform within the Guthrie/Parra Auditorium. 

About the duo: 

Julio Santillán is a Barcelona-based composer and guitarist originally from Tucumán, Argentina. His compositions combine elements from his home land folk music, jazz improvisation and classical music. He has studied classical guitar at Instituto Superior de Música (Argentina) under the direction of maestro Pablo González Jasey. He graduated summa cum laude with a dual major in Classical Composition and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA). 

Franco Pinna started his musical career in 1988 in Tucuman, Argentina where he performed and recorded with some of the most distinguished musicians of the country. In January of 1998 Franco moved to Boston to enter the Berklee College of Music where he obtained the "Outstanding Musicianship" scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000 under the Professional Music Diploma program.