Giovanni Parra

He is a Bandoneonist from Bogotá, with a BA in Musical Pedagogy from the National Pedagogic University. In 2007 he settled in Buenos Aires to study the bandoneón with masters Nestor Marconi, Marcos Madrigal, Horacio Romo, and Federico Pereiro. He was part of the tenth class of the Emilio Balcarce Tango Orchestra School under the direction of Master Néstor Marconi.

He has had shows in the main cities of Colombia, and countries like Peru, Argentina, Chile, The United States, Spain, and France. He has shared the stage with important national groups such as Aterciopelados, and Monsieur Periné, and artists like Marta Gómez, Laura Mayolo, Victoria Sur, Natalia Bedoya, and César López; as well as with internationally well-known artists as Amelita Baltar, Erwin Schrott, and the Japanese Ana Saeki.

He has been invited as solo by the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra (Bend-Oregon), the National Symphonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá, the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Colombia, the Ibagué’s Conservatoire Orchestra, and the Symphonic Bands of Pereira, Tocancipá, and the National Pedagogic University. He was invited by the Sexteto Mayor to play with them in the International Tango Festival of Medellín.

He is currently living in Bogotá, where he founded the Tango Orchestra School of Bogotá, the first tango school for musicians in the city, as well as the Leopoldo Federico Quintet. With the later, he was nominated to the Latin Grammy as director and producer for andean Colombian Music and Quintet with Voice of the albums: Bogotá Buenos Aires, and Pa’qué más. He was nominated as Best Tango Album in 2015, and Best Folkloric Album in 2017 and 2020.

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