Buenos Aires native, Pablo Lapidusas began his piano studies in Brazil as a child and obtained a bachelor’s degree in music at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and a master’s degree in Jazz Performance jazz at the Superior Lisbon School of Music (ESML), the city where currently resides. During the last decade, and whilst living in Rio de Janeiro, he has performed at concerts and recordings alongside artists of MPB and Brazilian instrumental scene.
In 2005 he debuted at Cecilia Meireles Hall (Rio de Janeiro), presenting with Canadian orchestra I Musici de Montreal, under the baton of Russian conductor Yuli Turovsky. In 2006, he joined the band of Brazilian rapper Marcelo D2, recording two albums and performing more than 450 shows in 20 countries, performing at major festivals – Montreux Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Summer Stage – NY , Rock in Rio, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Nice Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Back to Black, among many others.
“Ouriço” (Delira, 2008), his debut album, had excellent reviews in the Brazilian press and included guest appearances by Hermeto Pascoal and Carlos Malta. In the same year, it was presented in Piano Solo Festival (Rio de Janeiro), along with the Brazilian pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano, who later invited Pablo to end the concert with him.
His second album – “Estrangeiro” (Ekaya / Kalamata, 2013), was an ambitious project recorded in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Lisbon, Maputo and London, in the anthology Studio 2 at Abbey Road. This project was produced by João Carlos Schwalbach and like its predecessor, received excellent reviews. Of “Estrangeiro”, the Brazilian