About




photo by Fraukje Engels

Juan Pablo de Lucca is an Argentinian composer, producer and pianist working in Berlin. His work draws on a wide range of music traditions to explore the limits of acoustic and electronic music performance and production. He has written for solo piano, chamber orchestras and mixed ensembles, theater and dance pieces, and media;and performed in venues as diverse as Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Haus der Musik, Innsbruck, Berlin's KitKat Club, and in festivals Buenos Aires Tango and Oslo Chamber Music Festival. His music has been premiered at Buenos Aires National Library.

Juan Pablo de Lucca began his musical career in Buenos Aires where he followed his grandfather, the famed Alberto Castillo, into the world of tango. He has performed with tango greats Alberto Podesta and Oscar Ferrari, and leading contemporary tango singers including Omar Molo, Chino Laborde and Juan Villareal. He is a founding member of the ensemble El Muro Tango. Juan Pablo toured extensively as the performing pianist for Miguel Angel Zotto's dance company. Since moving to Europe, he has collaborated with other dancers and contemporary choreographers Masha Gurina and Kasia Kizior. He co-created and served as musical director on the show Milongas de Carnaval with the award winning Argentinian choreographer Leonardo Cuello.

In 2021, Juan Pablo created The Composer´s Workshop, an online music education platform. This workshop series collects the experience of 15 years in music education including teaching at U.C.A University (AR), music schools and secondary schools, as well as private tutoring. The Composers Workshop provides musicians who want to make the next step in their knowledge with practical approaches to music theory.

As a solo musician and producer, Juan Pablo de Lucca explores the crossroads of acoustic and electronic music. The forthcoming release "Berlin-Brandenburg" blends ambient and techno music with field recordings from natural parks of Brandenburg and Berlin´s urban spaces. This album follows the previous solo release "Senja".

Juan Pablo has held artistic residencies at Tanzfabrik Berlin (2020) and Krakeslottet Festival (2019). He has received 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).