Juan Sebastián


Digital Broadcast
From February 28 to March 13, 2021
Digital Broadcast
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

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First-prize winner at the Latin-American Cello Festival in 2008, Argentinean cellist Juan Sebastián Delgado completed Doctoral studies in performance at McGill University with Matt Haimovitz, focusing on contemporary music and Nuevo Tango. The CBC Radio Ideas chose his artistic research to be featured throughout Canada and he was the featured cellist in the episode Virtuoso Brain by the TV program Découverte.

Active in the creation and dissemination of new works that explore the cello in innovative ways Juan Sebastián has conducted a variety of research-creation projects in 25 different countries: Pájaro contra el borde de la noche for solo cello, ensemble and electronics by composer Luis Naón (Paris Conservatory, IRCAM 2017), commissioned by Radio France, the Cairn Ensemble and CIRMMT, Cinco Tangos Apócrifos for cello and string orchestra by Jorge Bosso (2016) and Mientras, antes… for cello and piano by Gustavo Beytelmann (ex-pianist of Astor Piazzolla). Invited to participate at the Creative Dialogues 2017, he worked with world-renowned composer Kaija Saariaho and premiered new chamber works for strings and electronics in Helsinki, Finland. At the Lyon Biennale 2018, he premiered Daniel’s Tango for cello and marimba by composer Marcelo Nisinman.

In September of 2019, Juan Sebastian was invited by the Albanian Government to perform a recital with pianist Redi Llupa at the Academy of Science and Arts in Tirana premiering new works for cello and piano by Albanian composers (Simaku, Tole). Canadian composer Jason Noble will be writing a new cello concerto to be premiered in 2021 and musicologist Jonathan Goldman is writing a chamber opera for cello, bandoneon and narration to be premiered in 2021 at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur.

The label Leaf Music will be launching a series of solo recordings, including the tour de force Puneña No 2 by Alberto Ginastera which was reviewed by composer and former Ginastera’ student Alcidez Lanza, as a brilliant interpretation. His interest in research and education brought him to create and structure a graduate seminar on the history of the tango at McGill University and since 2018, he teaches cello at the Share the Warmth Foundation. He has given masterclasses and lectures at Concordia University, The Boston Conservatory, Cuenca University in Ecuador and Bogota University among others.

Together with percussionist Krystina Marcoux, he is the cellist of the energetic and up-and-coming marimba-cello duo, Stick&Bow. They recently released their album Resonance with the Canadian label Leaf Music featuring their own arrangements of music from Bach to Nina Simone. The album was chosen as one of the 16 albums you-need-to-listen-2019 by the CBC. They were emerging artists of Jeunesses Musicale touring eastern Canada and will be performing at renowned festivals, Classica and Bach festival in Montreal.

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