A native of Mendoza Argentina, Latin Grammy award winner Rodolfo Zanetti has been dazzling audiences with his bandoneón playing. He has performed with orchestras and ensembles throughout Argentina as well as the United States, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and even the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
In 2017, he won First Prize at the Che Bandoneón International Competition, an event awarded
by the Argentine Tango Society at the Stowe Music Tango Festival in Vermont. His Latin Grammy came in 2018 for the album “Vigor Tanguero”, with music by Pedro Giraudo, and in 2020, was soloist in the album “Tango of the Americas” which was also nominated for a Latin Grammy.
His love for tango music started at a very early age, and began his bandoneón studies at the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza with Jorge Puebla and Hilario Alberto Iribarne, as well as piano studies with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay. He then launched his bandoneón career by joining the Mancifesta Orchestra and Tango & Punto as well as co-founding the Quintet Bandó.
Currently residing in New York City, he is President of the Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc. (PAMAR). This performance marks his debut with The Litha Symphony Orchestra.