Born in 1986, Juan Pablo is a musical composer, arranger and pianist dedicated to the interpretation of Argentine tango. Since the year 2014, he works at “Juan Pablo de Lucca Quinteto”, performing and composing contemporary tango and releasing in 2016 his debut solo album, “Después de todo”. Having studied with Gerardo Gandini, Jorge Dragone, Andrés Linetzky, Julián Peralta and Beba Pugliese, his style can be defined as the mix of traditional playing and more modern ways of expression, typical of the younger generations of tango musicians.
Grandson of legendary tango singer Alberto Castillo, Juan Pablo got acquainted from a young age with the nuances of Argentine music, and had the opportunity to perform with classic tango singers such as Alberto Podestá and Oscar Ferrari. He has performed widely in Buenos Aires in places like C.C. Torquato Tasso, Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires, Grand Rex, C.C. Konex, Teatro Coliseo, etc. and he collaborates regularly with tango artists Walter “Chino” Laborde, Juan Villarreal and Hernán Castiello. Has played with several tango orchestras (O.T. Almagro, Quinteto Varietal) and worked as a pianist in tango shows in Buenos Aires.
As a composer, his music has been premiered by ensemble “Compañía Oblicua” at the National Library. He was awarded with the Mecenazgo Cultural (2014 & 2016), Melos/Gandini grant for contemporary music composition (2009) and U.C.A. scholarship based on merit (2008).
He currently resides in Europe, dedicated to the interpretation of classic tango, playing with “El Muro”, a solo piano repertoire, and the composition of a new electronic-tango project, as well as writing music for media.