Paula Peluso, Piano
She was born in Buenos Aires where she started her piano studies at the age of four with her mother, Dora Andreau.
Paula Peluso was awarded scholarships by the Coliseum Foundation to carry on her studies in Buenos Aires with the Italian Maestro Carlo Bruno, by the Argentine Mozarteum to take part in the courses by Maestro Bruno in Italy, by the Lysy Foundation to attend the International Menuhim Music Academy in Switzerland as a chamber pianist and by the Accademia Chigiana of Siena to participate in the course by Maestro Michele Campanella.
She has won prizes in the following competitions: National Competition “City of Bahía Blanca”; European Piano Competition “Cittá di Ostuni”, Italy ; III Shell Junior Biennial Competition, Music Festivals in the Chamber Music category, Federal Competiton for Youth Chamber ensembles organized by the Musical Camping Bariloche, IV Shell Junior Biennial Competition, Music Festivals in the piano category; National Competition “Pianissimo”; Piano National Competition “City of Necochea”, III International Music Competition of Buenos Aires in the Chamber Music category, River Plate Music Contest in the piano category, Piano National Competition “Tribute to Joaquín Rodrigo”.
In Buenos Aires she has performed at the Colón Theatre, Coliseo Theatre, Belgrano Auditorium, Avenida Theatre, Gran Rex Theatre, as well in numerous cities of Argentina, in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Perú and Uruguay.
Her activity in chamber music is quite intense. She takes part in a duet considered the best Argentine chamber ensemble in 2003 with violinist Rafael Gintoli by the Argentine Association of Music Critics, also performed on many occasions with violinist Alberto Lysy, Tartini Quartet of Slovenia, German-American violinist David Garrett in Colombia, Perú and Buenos Aires. A tour with German violinist Tania Becker. In 2008 with cellist Johannes Moser in the Salta, Jujuy and Rosario centres of the Argentine Mozarteum as well as at the Gran Rex Theatre in Buenos Aires. Among the 2009 performances it is worth mentioning the tour around the South of Argentina with Camerata Bariloche, where she performed as a guest pianist, violinist Xavier Inchausti and Freddy Varela Montero.
Paula has performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Bahía Blanca, Mar del Plata, Olavarría, Neuquén, Entre Ríos, Salta, Mayo Chamber Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the National Congress, Academic Camerata of the Mercosur, Chamber Orchestra of Rosario and La Plata and Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico.
In 2005 she released her first CD as a soloist, where she played works by Debussy, Fauré and Poulenc.
Currently is a piano teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Buenos Aires.
Andrea Gallo, Piano
Argentine pianist, born in Bahía Blanca. Andrea is a piano teacher, graduated from the Juan José Castro Conservatory, and a Bachelor
of Music specialised in Chamber Music from the National University of
Lanus. She has taken advanced and specialization courses. She studied
Phenomenology of Music, Conscious Movement Technique and Music Education. Her teachers were María Rosa Oubiña de Castro, Néstor Zulueta, Jordi Mora, Tudor Saveanu, Pedro Chiambaretta, Antonio Russo, Rakel Zone, Guillermo Opitz, Henry Cipolla.
She won the Second Prize in the category "Argentine Authors” in the Second National Competition for Young Argentine Instrumentalists, performing the "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" by Washington Castro. Andrea also won Second Prize of the First International Festival of Buenos Aires, in the category of Chamber Music Competition; she got a Special Mention at the Federal Chamber Music Competition at Musical Camping Bariloche, as a member of the Trio Gallo, Lheritier, Ferreyra. Andrea received a Special Mention at the Second International Festival of Buenos Aires, in the Piano Soloist category. She has been a fellow of the Colón Theatre Foundation, where she attended Master Classes in Chamber Song, and took part in Concerts coordinated and directed by Maestro William A. Opitz. She carries out a constant activity as a soloist and a pianist in several chamber music groups.
Andrea teaches at the Juan José Castro Conservatory, at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, and at the IUNA, National Institute of Art. At the same time she works intensely, specializing in the Suzuki Method, with teachers Caroline Fraser and Doris Koppelmann. She has been invited to teach at Festivals in Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá and Mexico.