photo by ︎ FRAUKJE ENGELS

Composer and pianist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently based in Berlin, he tours with El Muro Tango and produces music that lies in between acoustic and electronics through different solo projects and collaborations.

Grandson of legendary tango singer Alberto Castillo, Juan Pablo got acquainted from a young age with his folkloric music, and had the opportunity to perform with tango singers Alberto Podestá and Oscar Ferrari. He collaborates with some of today´s finest tango singers (Juan Villarreal, Chino Laborde and Omar Mollo) and has toured as part of Miguel Ángel Zotto´s dance company. In 2020, Juan Pablo is working in collaboration Argentine award-winning director Leonardo Cuello for the show "Milongas de Carnaval".

Inspired by classical minimalism, ambient, and techno, and by combining electronic and acoustic means, his work expresses his perception of today´s world and ideas. The electronic works "Senja" and the upcoming "Berlin-Brandenburg" are heavily influenced by the nature that surrounded the creational process and show a refined timbre treatment and a deep understanding of the musical form.

Juan Pablo has released two albums ("Nostálgico" & "Después de todo") and in 2019 held an artistic residency in Senja, Norway. He has performed in renowned venues Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Haus der Musik, Innsbruck and in festivals Buenos Aires Tango and Oslo Chamber Music Festival. His music has been premiered at Buenos Aires National Library.