Juan Sebastian Delgado
Cleveland Institute of Music, BM
Cleveland Institute of Music, MM
At just 22 years old, the Argentinean cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado has received special attention for his natural musical intuition which has allowed for the opportunity to develop his education in Argentina, Italy and United States and his professional engagements all over the globe. He has won top prizes at several competitions, such as USA International Music Competition (Boston 2010), II Latin-American cello festival’s competition (Buenos Aires, 2008), Honors Chamber music competition (2009 and 2011), Ravenna Chamber music competition (Italy, 2008), Young Musician Revelation Award (2005). Juan Sebastian started his cello studies at an early age with Nestor Longo in his hometown, Mendoza, Argentina. At age of 14, he received the stimulus prize performing his first solo recital at the Museum of Modern Arts. In 2005, with 17 years old, he won a full scholarship for studying at the prestigious United World College of the Adriatic, in Italy. Moreover, he won one of the five international music scholarships which this important institution gives for studying with the legendary chamber music group: Trio di Trieste and the cellist Enrico Bronzi (cellist of Trio di Parma). There, he started performing in a duo with the Albanian pianist Redi Llupa, having successful performances over the past 6 years. With this formation duo Llupa-Delgado recorded Le grand Tango by A. Piazzolla for a CD and their performances had been broadcasted by radio and TV channels in US, Brazil, Croatia and Argentina. In May of 2007, he graduated from the United World College of the Adriatic, receiving the International Bachelorette diploma and the Music Diploma given by the International Chamber Music School of Trio di Trieste. In September of 2007, he received the Conservatory scholarship, the Presidential Award and the Davis UWC scholarship, to do the Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance under the guide of cellist Rhonda Rider at The Boston Conservatory in US where in June of 2011 he graduated with honors. Recent highlights includes a performance at the Boston Schumann Festival with celebrated pianist Max Levinson, several solo cello recitals at The Boston Conservatory, concerts with the Camerata Latinoamericana and the Haydn cello concerto with professional orchestras in Argentina. He recently participated at the 2010 New Music Festival in Boston, the cello festival: Music for Salem in New York , Scotia Music Festival in Canada and Texas Cello Festival in Dallas where he studied with Ralph Kirshbaum. He recently did a tour in a series of sold-out concerts in Japan, as part of the Boston Tango Trio and in July of 2011, as a winner of the Davis Project for Peace, he taught, performed and conducted in the northeast region of Brazil where he worked with children of the favelas. He will start his master degree in the fall of 2011 at McGill University, in Montreal, under the guidance of Matt Haimovitz. He plays on a modern cello given by the Virtu Foundation since 2008.