Music Composer & Producer, Pianist


Juan Pablo de Lucca is an Argentine composer, producer, and pianist currently based in Berlin. He explores the interplay of acoustic and electronic sound spaces while drawing from diverse musical traditions. His compositions span various mediums, including film, theater, dance, and concert music. Noteworthy performances include venues like Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Haus der Musik in Innsbruck, and participation in festivals such as Buenos Aires Tango Festival, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, and Mexico Acoustic Ecology Festival. Currently pursuing a Master's degree at Universität der Künste, Berlin.

Following music collaborations for numerous short films and documentaries, Juan Pablo made in 2022 the score for the feature film "Rattenkönig". He has also produced music videos and the two audiovisual works on tango “Buenos 4ires” and “VA 2161”.

Transitioning from traditional tango to contemporary expression, Juan Pablo has developed a an electronic experimental approach to Argentinian popular music, characterised with an insistence on the the dancefloor and body music. In projects like “Intersecciones” or “Tango Klub”, he collaborates with other artists like Gerardo Agnese, Barbie Williams or Martín Ianacconne finding himself equally at home in the milonga or the club.

Juan Pablo began his musical career in Buenos Aires, following his grandfather Alberto Castillo into the world of tango. He has collaborated with tango greats like Alberto Podesta and Oscar Ferrari, and contemporary tango singers including Omar Mollo, Chino Laborde, Cucuza Castiello, and Juan Villareal. Following his interest in dance, he has composed and toured for Miguel Angel Zotto's dance company, and co-created the show "Milongas de Carnaval" with renowned tango choreographer Leonardo Cuello. He is a founding member of the ensemble El Muro Tango.

Juan Pablo has received recognition through awards, including the SGAE Grant for Popular Music (2020), the Mecenazgo Cultural Grant (2014, 2016), Melos/Gandini Scholarship for Contemporary Music Composition (2009), and the U.C.A. Merit-based Scholarship (2008). His compositions have been premiered at the Buenos Aires National Library and performed by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

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