Luis Bacalov was born in Argentina in 1933 and started to play the piano as a five-year old in Buenos Aires, where he was taught by Enrique Barenboim (father of pianist and director Daniel Barenboim).
Starting his concert career as a young man in Argentina, Bacalov has always shown a big interest in South America's folk music. In the 60s the pianist started to compose film music for Italian and French directors like Pasolini, Wertmüller, Lefèbvre, Borowczyk and Fellini.
His collaboration with Michael Radford for the soundtrack of Il Postino (starring Massimo Troisi and Philippe Noiret) brought the composer world-wide acclaim and an Oscar for the best original score at the Academy Awards in 1996. A selection of Bacalov's composition also feature in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill and Django Unchained.
Since 2002 teacher for film scores at the master classes of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Luis Bacalov will present a mainly Argentinian program with music by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Juan José Castro, Ángel Villoldo, Atahualpa Yupanqui and some of his own compositions.
Palazzo Chigi Saracini, 9pm Friday 1st of March, 2013
LUIS BACALOV, piano
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