Rodolfo Zanetti (Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet)

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Rodolfo was born in Mendoza, Argentina and studied bandoneón with Jorge Puebla and Alberto Hilario Iribarne, and piano with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza.  While still a teenager, Rodolfo joined the Orquesta Tipica Mancifesta and later, played with Tango & Punto, an ensemble from Mendoza. With the support of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation, in 2002, he was named the musical director of Piazzolla’s “operita”, Maria de Buenos Aires,  performed in Mendoza.  In 2004, he joined the Bandó quintet, made up of musicians from Mendoza.  A year later they came to the U.S. where their performances in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. were met with enthusiastic acclaim.  In December 2013, the Embassy of Argentina invited Rodolfo to perform at the Organization of American States for  a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Recovery of Democracy in the Republic of Argentina, where he played with PASO and tango singer Maria Volonte.  With PASO, he has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Theater, and the George Washington University's  Lisner Auditorium.  He currently resides in New York City, where he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and with his quartet at many other tango events in the Big Apple.