Alejandro Barletta

Born in Buenos Aires on September, 20th, 1925, died April. 26th, 2008, Adrogué. Alejandro Barletta is the creator of the New Bandoneon School and at the same time the greatest bandoneonist of all the times.

As composer and self taught of his instrument he began with the age of 7 years his study in Buenos Aires with Giuseppe Logionvine, Athos Palma, Julián Bautista and Alberto Ginastera and later at Scuola Cantorum Paris where he remained during 12 years together with Daniel Lesur and Pierre Wismer. He also assisted the Musicological Institute at Sorbonne. In Argentina he gave bandoneon lessons at the National Conservatory as the first professor for bandoneon. He founded also chairs in Germany and Uruguay and gave more than 2000 concerts through 35 countries in halls like Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, Chopin Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Theatre des Champs Elysées, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall NY, Palais des Beaux Arts Bruxelles, Tchaikovsky Hall Kiev, Wignore Hall London, Sala Verdi and San Bavila Milan.