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Praised by the New York Times as “... exuberant, virtuosic performance. . . “ pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave is a 2019 Latin GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER with five Latin Grammy nominations under his name. Born in Uruguay and based in New York since 1997, he has been awarded with two Gold Medals at the Global Music Awards along with several other national and internationals awards including: New Music USA, Con Edison Composers Residency Award , QCA Art Fund Awardee/ New Works Grant and “Belgian Artistic Promotion” at Europe Jazz Contest 1999.

With vast discography comprised of more than 30 albums as a band leader, he has been touring worldwide since 1996, performing, recording and collaborating with an eclectic selection of internationally acclaimed artists including: Yoyo Ma, John Patitucci, Paquito D’ Rivera, Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Gomez, Manolo Badrena, Deepak Chopra, Nick Danielson, Mark Egan, Robert Duvall, Jane Ira Bloom, Nestor Torres and John Benitez among many others. Between his Jazz, Tango and Contemporary Classical music works, Casenave creates a unique musical world, and has appeared in some of the most distinguished venues worldwide, including Lincoln Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Taiwan National Theater and more.

Being one of the most in demand tango pianists and composers in the US, he directed numerous tango shows including Tango Fire, Forever Tango, Tango Connection, Tango Lovers, Tango Noir and Tango Casenave. He performs and collaborates with today’s most prominent tango artists that belonged to some of the most iconic tango orchestras and ensembles: Astor Piazzolla’s group, Osvaldo Pugliese’s Orchestra and Anibal Troilo’s orchestra including: Hector Del Curto, Victor Lavallen, Jose “Pepe” Colangelo, Julio Pane and Horacio Cabarcos among others.

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” . . . exuberant , virtuosic performance. . . “THE NEW YORK TIMES

“ . . . ferocious performance, emotionally wrenching playing. . . “LOS ANGELES TIMES

“ . . . enough can' t be said, sensational musician. . . “CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“ . . . Gustavo Casenave led the virtuosic ensemble, … show stopper. . . “THE WASHINGTON POST

“… the onstage orchestra led by musical director Gustavo Casenave was dynamite…” THE BOSTON GLOBE

“ . . .Casenave sounds splendid. . . “THE VILLAGE VOICE

“…one of the best pianists our country has…”DIARIO EL PAIS (URUGUAY)

“ our guest artist

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Primary Instrument



New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


2003 until present: Tango Musicality Master Classes at Dance Manhattan (New York) 2003 - Tango Master Classes at New York University Bette Midler's private instructor for two years (2000- 2002) Sept 1997 until present: Harbor Conservatory for The Performing Arts (USA) Latin Jazz, Jazz, composition and Latin Styles piano instructor, Ensemble Director) 1998 until 2002 : Track Studio (Montevideo Uruguay) Latin Jazz and Tango workshops held every year 1999: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Album LOLA by Gustavo Casenave


Fula Records




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