Silas Bassa

Biography Silas Bassa

Silas Bassa
Born in Argentina, Silas began his piano studies at the early age of five and entered at the Santa Fe Consevatoire. Later he moved to Buenos Aires for attending the National Conservatory and to study with renowned Maestro Aldo Antonganzzi. After receiving First Prize from the Buenos Aires Conservatory he was selected for a master class given in Buenos Aires by Maestro Bruno Leonardo Gelber. This performance offered him a scholarship to follow his studies with M. Gelber in Monaco, France. A year later he was invited to participated at the first Martha Argerich Festival in Buenos Aires, making his debut performance at the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires.

In 2002 Silas travelled to Paris and met the well known pianist and pedagogue Monique Deschaussées who encouraged him to study with her and to stay in Paris. He then enriched his piano skills and repertory by following a suite of advance degrees at a regional conservatory in Paris.

Throughout his career, he performed numerous solo and chamber music concerts at important theatres and halls of South America, Europe and Asia. In addition to the traditional classical music performances and to his brilliant interpretations of the core piano repertoire, Silas works also on his own music as a composer.

In constant artistic progression, Bassa proposes to open new doors for the role of the performer, by developing a personal musical path via creative programme building. He created several artistic projects working in association with different directors, film makers, actors and choreographers.

In 2015 he recorded his first solo album “Oscillations” for Paraty Label- Harmonia Mundi distribution- which had a great press and public reception. The album held the top spot on the French Fnac charts of best-selling contemporary classical music albums and has been selected by Radio France (France Musique) as one of the best albums of 2015. It was also remarked by french pianists Katia and Marielle Labéque who invited him to performed with her for an special live concerts “Labéque and friends” at the “Maison de la Radio” in Paris.

His second album with Paraty-Harmonia Mundi, will be realeased in November 2017.

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