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- Finished PhD in
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- Leiden University
- Argentina Italy
Barbara Varassi Pega was born in Rosario, Argentina, where she got her piano degree at Instituto Provincial del Profesorado de Música. In 2000 She won a scholarship to continue her piano studies in Italy, where she obtained a piano degree at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, Milan. In 2009 she completed a Master in Argentinian Tango at “ Codarts”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has been part of several outstanding ensembles such as: Orquesta Juvenil de Tango del IPPM, Orquesta de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, and Buenos Aires Tango International Company, Septetoscopio among others, and she has co-directed Baruyo ensemble as pianist and arranger. She has performed in many venues in Argentina and Europe, participating at important festivals and concert seasons. She has also participated in the recording of a double CD, Gotan Project Live by Gotan Project and as soloist with many ensembles and orchestras in Argentina, Italy and The Netherlands.
Her docARTES doctoral defense took place on December 11, 2014 at Leiden University.
Artistic processes and innovations in music by Pugliese, Salgán, Piazzolla and Beytelmann
Barbara Varassi Pega digs into the constituent elements of River Plate tango in order to decode how specific musical materials were organized and combined by four outstanding musicians: Osvaldo Pugliese, Horacio Salgán, Astor Piazzolla and Gustavo Beytelmann.
December 11, 2014 (16h15)
Barbara Varassi Pega publicly defended her PhD dissertation Creating and Re-creating Tangos: Artistic Processes and Innovations in Music by Pugliese, Salgán, Piazzolla and Beytelmann on Thursday December 11, 2014 at Leiden University.
December 9 and 10th 2014 (20h00, 14h30)
A concert was held on Tuesday December 9th, at 20h00 at the World Music and Dance Centre, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam.
On Wednesday December 10th, out of the unique opportunity of gathering a team of international researchers and experts who are members of the jury of Barbara Varassi Pega’s PhD dissertation, a symposium on (artistic) research, (world) music and (tango) creation will be held, from 14h30 until 18h00, at Codarts Theaterzaal, Kruisplein 26, 3012 CC Rotterdam.