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GUSTAVO CASENAVE
pianist, composer, Musical Director
show creator

PERFORMANCES IN THE USA AND ABROAD
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2007

- Musical Director and pianist- "Tango Connection" Show: Premiere at New York City CenterTheatre New York)
- Musical Director , pianist , composer and arranger - "Painting Tango" Show: Premiere at El Museo del Barrio (New York)
- Musical Director and pianist - "Fontango" Show: Premiere at Symphony Space Theatre New York)
- Musical Director , pianist , composer and arranger - "Tango Casenave" Premiere at Central Park (New York)
- Musical Director , pianist , composer and arranger - "Gustavo Casenave Trio " Several performances in New York Jazz clubs
- Pianist, arranger and composer - "Eternal Tango Orchestra" - Several performances including Lincoln Center
and "Jazz Standard" Club in New York, Tour Canada, Puerto Rico.
- Germany Tour - "Casenave & Gebhardt Group"
- CD Release: Eternal Tango Orchestra
- Film Composer- The Aliens" New York, by Russian director Maxim Dashkin
- Pianist: The Los Angeles Tango Ensemble
- CD Release : "Project Time"


2006-2005

- Cast Member - "Forever Tango" {Broadway Show Hit} Worldwide Tour performing at the most important and
distinguished theaters (Japan, Korea, China, Portugal, Mexico, the whole USA, Puerto Rico, Spain, Hawai, UK,
France )
- Film Composer- "La Cascara" (The Rind) Feature Film . Award winner at the "New
York Film and video Festival 2007"
- Germany Tour - "Casenave & Gebhardt Group"
- Musical Director - "Pintando Musica Show" (Argentina, Uruguay, and USA)
- Musical Director Gustavo Casenave Trio at several jazz festivals and jazz clubs
- Arranger / co-author with actor Robert Duvall, world premiere of tango: "Volvere" Kennedy Center (Washington DC)
presentation .
- CD Realese : Avantango (Zoho Music)

2004

- Accompanist for singer Neil Sedaca
- Soloist and pianist for the Panamerican Symphony Orchestra (Washington DC)
- Cast Member - "Forever Tango" Broadway Show Season at Schubert Theatre , Times Square New York
- Featured and nationally broadcasted concert : Gustavo Casenave & Jorge Trasante DUO, at Teatro Solis (Uruguay's National
Theatre)
- Germany Tour - "Casenave & Gebhardt Group"
- CD Release: Piano Solo Live at Sala Zitarrosa
- Musical Director , pianist, composer and arranger - "Gustavo Casenave Trio "
- Pianist, arranger and composer for : Avantango touring all across USA

2003

- Pianist, arranger and composer - "Eternal Tango " touring all across USA, Domenican Republic and Puerto Rico
- CD Realese: "Lola" Piano Solo
- "Jazz Tour" international Jazz Festival (the most prestigious jazz festival in Uruguay) Gustavo Casenave & Jorge Trasante DUO
- Accompanist for actress and singer Bette Midler at Waldorf Astoria (New York)
- Pianist, arranger and composer for "Uqbartango" tango in New York.
- Musical Director Gustavo Casenave Trio
- European Tour: "Casenave & Gebhardt Group"
- Pianist, arranger and composer for : Avantango touring all across USA
- Carnegie Hall Series with Avantango
- Piano Solo concert at Cami Hall ( New York)

2002

- World Music Institute Series (Town Hall theatre and Cooper Union theatre - New York)
- Musical Director and teacher; for actress and singer Bette Midler (from 2000 until 2002)
- Commission of a tango composition for the ensemble: "The 12 chellists of the Berlin Philarmonic"
- Solo Concert at Sala Zitarrosa in Montevideo Uruguay.
- Presentation with jazz legend Jon Hendricks at the Jazz Tour Festival (Uruguay)
- Musical Director, pianist, composer and arranger - "Gustavo Casenave Group " Northeastern United States presentations
- Germany Tour - "Casenave & Gebhardt Group"

2001 - 2000

- Musical Director, pianist , composer and arranger - "Gustavo Casenave Group " presentations all across the USA, Uruguay, Italy,
Austria, Germany
- Pianist with "Grammy nominated group: New York Tango Trio" presentations all across the USA,
- Pianist with "Tito Castro's Tanguardia in New York, New Jersey , Connecticut and Long Island NY
- European Tour: "Casenave & Gebhardt Group" in 2000 and 2001
- Pianist, arranger and composer for : Avantango touring all across USA
- Pianist with New York Buenos Aires Connection at Lincoln Center series

1999

- CD Release (Baltic Records) " The Winners of the Jazz Hoeilaart Belgium '99 Contest"
- Award winner at Europe Jazz Contest '99 Belgium , with Gustavo Casenave & Thomas Wallisch Duo
- European Tour : Gustavo Casenave & Thomas Wallisch Duo, at several International Jazz Festivals
- Pianist with New York Buenos Aires Connection all across the USA
- Musical Director , pianist , composer and arranger - "Gustavo Casenave Group " presentations all across the USA,
- Piano Solo Tour in Uruguay

1998 - 1997- 1996

- CD Release: "UP" (Kamikatze - Vienna) Featuring Manolo Badrena and John Benitez
- European Tours (each year) : Gustavo Casenave & Thomas Wallisch Duo, at several International Jazz Festivals
- Pianist with New York Buenos Aires Connection all across the USA
- Piano Solo presentations, in Uruguay, Argentina, St. Lucia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and USA
- Musical Director , pianist , composer and arranger - "Gustavo Casenave Group "
- CD Release: "Bichozwei" (1996 ) (Kamikatze - Vienna) Gustavo Casenave & Thomas Wallisch Duo
- Uruguayan Tours (each year): Gustavo Casenave & Thomas Wallisch Duo


PERFORMANCES IN VENUES OF DISTINGUISHED REPUTATION
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Europe Jazz Contest '99 (BÉLGIUM),
Kodak Theatre (Los Angeles- USA),
Teatro Solis (URUGUAY)
Chung Mu Art Hall (KOREA)
Sony Studio (JAPAN)
Lincoln Center (New York USA)
Porgy & Bess Jazz Club (Vienna/AUSTRIA)
Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas (PUERTO RICO)
Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University (USA)
The A Train (Berlin/GERMANY),
Jazz Tour Festival (URUGUAY)
Hypo Jazz Festival (AUSTRIA),
Casino Lisboa Theatre (PORTUGAL)
Bosendorfer New York (USA)
Jazz Festival Seeon (GERMANY),
JVC Jazz Festival (NEw York)
Metropolitan Museum (New York USA)
Graz Jazz Festival (AUSTRIA),
Symphony Space (New York ,USA)
JazzKeller (Frankfurt -GERMANY),
Sala Verdi (URUGUAY),
Cami Hall (New York City)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC - USA)
Benaroya Hall (Seattle WA USA),
Cooper Union - Great Hall (NYC - USA),
The Jazz Cable Channel (NewYork - USA),
Keep Walking Jazz Tour Festival (URUGUAY),
Town Hall (New York, USA)
Manhattan Neighborhood Network (NewYorkTV Channel),
ORF (National TV/ AUSTRIA),
BET ( TV - USA),
Jackie Gleason Theatre (Miami, USA)
BPC Hall (Boston USA),
International Jazz Festival at Kempten,(GERMANY) ,
NY City Center (NYC - USA)
International Contest for Contemporary Chamber Music at Düsseldorf (GERMANY)
Sala Zitarrosa (URUGUAY),
Channels 4, 5,10,12, VTV, TV Ciudad ( TV/URUGUAY).



AWARDS
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- 2006 New York film and video Festival- Feature film "La cascara (The Rind)
- 2001 Semifinalist in the "Independent Music Awards" together with Manolo Badrena, John Benitez and Thomas Wallisch
(USA)
- 1999 International Prize winner: "Belgian Artistic Promotion"
Europe Jazz Contest 1999 (BELGIUM)
- 1997 "Professional Achievement Scholarship" Berklee College of Music (USA)
- 1997 "Professional Music Achievement Award" Berklee College of Music (USA)
- 1996 Selected amog the 10 best composers coming
out from Berklee in 30 years (1966 - 1996) (USA)
- 1994 Full scholarship from the O.A.S. (Organization of American States) (URUGUAY)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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- 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. Workshops: Origins of Jazz and latin styles
-1998 The Lincoln Center Institute (New York) Workshop. The Music of Astor Piazzolla, Evolution of Tango paralell to Jazz
-1998 until 2002 Estudio Magma (Montevideo Uruguay) Latin Jazz, Jazz and Tango workshops held every year
-1997 European Tour and workshops representing Berklee College of Music, Master Classes:
Waldorfschule ( Klagenfurt, Austria)
Musikschule ( St. Veit , Austria)
Musik - Gymnasium Schule (Viktring Austria)
KulturActive (Althofen, Austria)
- 1996 European Tour
LandesKonservatorium ( Klagenfurt, Austria)
TWS Freising (Germany)
Fredie Akademie (Amthof Austria)
- 1995 St. Catherine's School - workshop
- 1990 to 1994 Private piano teacher, and instructor assistant at Ars Musicae and Crandon Institute (Uruguay)

EDUCATION
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- 1994 -1995 Private student with Legendary jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton
- Berklee College of Music (USA) 1994 to 1997
Bachelor's Degree - Professional Music Major (Graduated: Magna cum Laude)
- 1989 - 1994 Uruguayan University - Composition Major
1979 - 1986 Crandon Institute, Music School - Classical music program
- St. Catherines' school (URUGUAY) School and High school