Biography

Rodrigo G. Pahlen

Rodrigo G. Pahlen

is a young Swiss-Uruguayan composer currently settled in Barcelona.

He was born in 1977 in exile in Switzerland, where he lived for 12 years until his departure for his parents hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay.

Grandson of the prestigious Austrian musician and composer Kurt Pahlen, and great-grandson of Richard Pahlen who was Gustav Mahler's favoured pianist, Rodrigo grew up amidst music of a clearly classical influence.

At the young age of 26, Rodrigo recorded and released, with the Montevideo Philarmonic Orchestra and the Grammy Award-winning bandoneon player Raul Jaurena, his concert for piano, bandoneon and orchestra entitled ´Conversations with Shopenhauer´ published in the album ´Orquestango 3´.

Rodrigo G. Pahlen has worked, played and recorded on various stages and in a number of festivals worldwide alongside such important musical figures as:

Nana Vasconcelos - Mino Cinelu - Badal Roy - Hadrien Feraud - Hernan Romero - Amit Chatterjee - Paquito de Rivera - Antonio Serrano - Armand Sabal Lecco - Gregoire Maret - Raul Jaurena - Horacio Fumero - Leszek Mozdzer - Montevideo Philarmonic Orquestra- Hugo Fattoruso - Osvaldo Fattoruso - Federico Righi - Nicolas Correa - Ruben Rada, among many others.

Having lived in many cities, such as Geneva, Montevideo, New York, Clermont Ferrand, Dublin and Barcelona, Rodrigo has developed a wide experience that can be felt through his music. A mixture of jazz, classical music, tango and candombe, Rodrigo's work flaunts a unique and very personal style that only his universe can provide.