Matias Piegari – November 2017

Composer and pianist Matias Piegari grew up in a musical family in Buenos Aires. His parents were both professional guitarists with a national reputation in Argentina. Early study at the Conservatorio de Music a Manuel de Falls provided him with a full background as a classical soloist on piano. Was a teenager he was Music Director in Buenos Aires for an extended professional theater production of Mark Twain’s “The Diary of Adam and Eve”, adapted by China Zorrilla.

Notable groups Matias has performed and toured with are Grupo Tangotico, Choco Latin Jazz, and the Arturo Schneider Big Band, all for major festivals throughout Argentina. Matias had a stint in New York where he joined up with many talented young jazz artists. He has toured as the bandleader and featured artist on the piano in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico, the Carribean and he enjoys many engagements in the USA. His recent 2017 tour of South America included a set of radio interviews celebrating his 30th birthday and his return to his homeland.

Following advanced study in the prestigious UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program with the best composers for media from around the world, his contacts from that course have enriched his musical life. Frequently collaborating with his former colleagues from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music he provides services as a recording studio pianist, arranger, and consultant for a wide variety of commercial projects. From his Los Angeles studio, his primary vocation is scoring feature films.

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