Celebrated pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave presents his new works at National Opera Center in NYC, on Tuesday November 27th, 2018. Show starts at 7:45pm sharp.
NOV 27TH, 2018 7:45PM
NATIONAL OPERA CENTER
MARC A. SCORCA HALL
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York
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.
exuberant, virtuosic performance THE NEW YORK TIMES
ferocious performance, emotionally wrenching playing LOS ANGELES TIMES
enough cant be said, sensational musician CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2018 American Prize in Composition - Finalist
2017 Latin GRAMMY Nominee Best Instrumental Album
2016 Latin GRAMMY Nominee Best Contemporary Classical Composition
2014 Latin GRAMMY Nominee Best Contemporary Classical Composition
2012 Latin Grammy Nominee Best Contemporary Classical Composition
2017 QCA Art Fund Awardee New Works Grant
2015 ACE Award Recipient Best Show of the Year (Tango Lovers Show / Musical Director)
2014 Became a Steinway Artist
2014 Published his first music theory book: The Harmonic Structure Levels
2013 New Music USA Award
2013 Con Edison Composers Residency Award
2012 City of Montevideo Recognition: The Greatest Uruguayan Musicians
2007 Tango Casenave Show of national and cultural interest by the Uruguayan Government.
2006 New York film and video Festival | Composer for feature film "La cascara (The Rind)
2001 Semifinalist in the "Independent Music Awards" together with Manolo Badrena, John Benitez
1999 International Award winner: "Belgian Artistic Promotion" Europe Jazz Contest 1999 (BELGIUM)
1997 "Professional Achievement Scholarship" Berklee College of Music (USA)
1997 "Professional Music Achievement Award" Berklee College of Music (USA)
1996 Selected among the 10 best composers coming out from Berklee in 30 years (1966-1996) (USA)
1994 Full two year Fellowship from the O.A.S. (Organization of American States)
MASTER CLASSES AND LECTURES GIVEN - TEACHING POSITIONS
-The Juilliard School (guest lecturer from 2008 until present),
-Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts (Jazz Department Director / composition/ piano teacher),
-Yale University, Harvard University, Eastman University, Oberlin Conservatory, Columbia University, University of Florida, Dance Manhattan, Lincoln Center Institute, New York University, University of Uruguay, Ars Musicae, Track Studio, Magma Studio, St. Catherines School, Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, Wien Konservatorium, Waldorfschule (Austria), Karntner Landeskonservatorium, Musikschule St.Veit (Austria) Freising Schule (Germany).
30 albums as a leader (by October 2018), featuring original compositions.
13 albums participating on other artists works.
" . . . exuberant , virtuosic performance. . . "THE NEW YORK TIMES / " . . . ferocious performance, emotionally wrenching playing. . . "LOS ANGELES TIMES / " . . . enough can' t be said, sensational musician. . . "CHICAGO TRIBUNE / " . . . 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 hasDIARIO EL PAIS (URUGUAY) / " our guest artist . . . an expert , a
compelling pianist . . . " THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL / Approaching traditional tango wi th a sensibi l i ty 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 / " . . . brilliant , virtuoso. . . "DIARIO LA NACION (ARGENTINA) / " . . . excellent pianist . . . "XAVER MAGAZINE (GERMANY) / " . . . virtuoso, and exciting. . . "CONCERTO MAGAZINE (AUSTRIA) / " . . . incredible technique. . . "KARNTEN KLEINE ZEITUNG (AUSTRIA)
2010 Columbia University (New York City): Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute directed by Tania Leon and Derek Bermel.
1994 -1997 Jazz Private studies with Gary Burton.
1996 -1997 Jazz Private studies with Kenny Werner, Bob Brookmyer and George Garzone.
1994 -1997 Bachelors Degree, Berklee College of Music - Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Professional Music Major.
1992 -1993 Jazz studies with Alberto Magnone (Montevideo, Uruguay).
1989 -1994 Escuela Universitaria de Musica (Uruguayan Music University) - Composition Major
1987 -1990 Composition Studies with Hector Tosar, (Aaron Coplands disciple)
1979 -1985 Escuela de Musica del Instituto Crandon. Classical Piano and Harmony 7th year Diploma.
1975 -1989 St. Catherines School (Montevideo, Uruguay) Primary and Secondary Bilingual Education.
PERFORMED, COLLABORATED AND RECORDED WITH:
Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, Deepak Chopra, Robert Duvall, Paquito DRivera, Neil Sedaca, John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, Mark Egan, CharlElie Couture, Jane Ira Bloom, Manolo Badrena, John Benitez, Federico Britos, Miguel Zenon, Avishai Cohen, Charlie Persip, Pedro Giraudo, Nestor Torres, Ray Vega and Hector del Curto among many others.
PERFORMANCES AT VENUES OF DISTINGUISHED REPUTATION
The Blue Note (NYC)
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, USA)
Carnegie Hall (USA),
Teatro Solis (URUGUAY)
Taiwan National Theater (TAIWAN)
The A Train Jazz Club (Berlin/GERMANY),
Porgy & Bess Jazz Club (Vienna/AUSTRIA)
Chung Mu Art Hall (KOREA)
Sony Studio (JAPAN)
Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas (PUERTO RICO)
Europe Jazz Contest (BELGIUM)
Kodak Theatre (Los Angeles- USA),
Casino Lisboa Theatre (PORTUGAL)
Harris Theatre (CHICAGO)
The Jazz Standard (New York)
Lincoln Center (New York USA)
Marin Center (USA)
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University (USA)
Jazz Tour Festival (URUGUAY)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (USA)
Hypo Jazz Festival (AUSTRIA),
Bosendorfer New York (USA)
Jazz Festival Seeon (GERMANY)
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (USA)
JVC Jazz Festival (New York)
Metropolitan Museum (New York USA)
Graz Jazz Festival (AUSTRIA),
Symphony Space (New York ,USA)
JazzKeller (Frankfurt -GERMANY),
Vilar Performing arts Center (USA)
Sala Verdi (URUGUAY),
Cami Hall (New York City)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC - USA)
Benaroya Hall (Seattle WA USA),
Cooper Union - Great Hall (NYC - USA),
The Jazz Cable Channel (NewYork - USA),
Keep Walking Jazz Tour Festival (URUGUAY),
Town Hall (New York, USA)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (NewYorkTV Channel),
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (USA)
ORF (National TV/ AUSTRIA),
Jackie Gleason Theatre (Miami, USA)
One World Theater (USA)
BPC Hall (Boston USA),
International Jazz Festival at Kempten, (GERMANY) ,
NY City Center (NYC - USA)
International Contest for Contemporary Chamber Music at Düsseldorf (GERMANY)
Sala Zitarrosa (URUGUAY),
Manship Theater (USA)
Walton Arts Center (USA)
Livermore Valley Performing arts Center (USA)
North Carolina Performing arts Center (USA
Marc A. Scorca Hall, the National Opera Center America (View)
330 Seventh Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 11435