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Famous Composers from Argentina

List of notable or famous composers from Argentina, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Argentina and even some popular composers who immigrated to Argentina. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Argentinian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Argentina is included when available.

Gustavo Santaolalla and Daniel Barenboim are only the beginning of the people on this list.

This historic composers from Argentina list can help answer the questions "Who are some Argentinian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Argentina?" These prominent composers of Argentina may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Argentinian composers.

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    Alberto Evaristo Ginastera was an Argentine composer of classical music. He is considered one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1916-1983)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Composer
    • Credits: Facundo, el tigre de los llanos, Enigma de mujer, Los maridos de mamá, Malambo + 1 more
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    Alberto Williams was an Argentine composer of classical music, a pianist, a pedagogue, and a conductor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1862-1952)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Conductor, Pianist, Music pedagogue, Composer
    • Credits: Amancio Williams
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    Andrés Calamaro, is an Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner. His former band Los Rodríguez was a major success in Spain in the 1990s. He became one of the main icons of the Argentine rock and has sold over 1.3 million copies. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
    • Credits: Wild Horses, Lili's Apron, Welcome Home
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    Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1921-1992)
    • Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
    • Profession: Composer
    • Credits: Henry IV, The Journey, Illustrious Corpses, Tangos, the Exile of Gardel + 15 more
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    Benjamín Rojas Pessi is an Argentinian actor, singer, musician and former occasional model. He is perhaps the best known for his roles in Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Floricienta, Alma Pirata, Casi Ángeles and Jake & Blake. Rojas also appeared in several films, most notably Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
    • Profession: Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Jake & Blake, Erreway: 4 caminos, Chiquititas: Rincón de luz, Kluge, Floricienta + 2 more
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    Camila Bordonaba Roldán is an Argentine actress, singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, musician, director and former occasional model. She is best known for her roles in Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Son de Fierro and Atracción x4 and as a member of Argentine band Erreway. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: El Palomar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Lucky: No Time for Love, Erreway: 4 caminos, Chiquititas: Rincón de luz, Atracción x4, Mazaa Mazaa + 2 more
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    Carlo Franci

    Carlo Franci is a film score composer and a conductor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: Hercules Against the Moon Men, The Wide Blue Road, Blancheville Monster, The Young Caruso, Gladiator of Rome + 8 more
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    Christian Basso, is an Argentine musician, known as both a composer and a multi-instrumentalist. He has created music pieces for theater, dance, installations, television and films. Among his most recent creations is the music for Korean feature Secret Sunshine by renowned filmmaker Lee Chang-dong, film ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist
    • Credits: Secret Sunshine, No Eres Tu, Soy Yo, Nos vemos papa, The Invention of Flesh
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    Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Barenboim is also known for his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Conductor, Pianist, Musician, Composer, Music Director
    • Credits: Messa da Requiem, Debussy: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, La Scala Opera Series: Carmen
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    Ettore Panizza was an Argentinian conductor and composer, one of the leading conductors of the early 20th century. Panizza possessed technical mastery and was popular and influential during his time, widely admired by Richard Strauss. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 92 (1875-1967)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer
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    Ricardo César Andreu was an Argentine actor, comedian and musician. He was born in a family of actors. His parents were Antonio Andreu and Isabel Anchart, who were owners of an itinerary theatre company that made tours through the Argentine provinces. When he was 12 years old the tango singer José ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1919-2012)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor, Composer
    • Credits: Dad for a Day, El Casamiento de Chichilo, Juvenilia, Lucrezia Borgia
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    • Age: age 60
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Lecturer, Composer, Writer
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    Guillermo Klein is an Argentine pianist and composer. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1994, and throughout the 1990s held a residency at Smalls, a jazz club in New York City. Known for his highly original harmonic and stylistic concepts, Klein has garnered much respect from the jazz ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Jazz Pianist, Composer
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    Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla is an Argentine musician, film composer and producer. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, for Brokeback Mountain in 2005, and Babel in 2006. Most recently, he composed the music for the video game The Last of Us. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: El Palomar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer
    • Credits: Brokeback Mountain, Babel, Amores perros, 21 Grams, The Motorcycle Diaries + 18 more
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    Juan Carlos Tolosa is an Argentinian composer, pianist and conductor, born in Córdoba on October 2, 1966. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer
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    Julio Sanders is a composer and film score composer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 45 (1897-1942)
    • Birthplace: Quilmes, Argentina
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: Canillita
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    María Elizabeth Vera, professionally known as Lissa Vera, is an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and actress. She is best known for being a member of Argentine all-female band Bandana. In 2007, she participated in reality show Gran Hermano. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer
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    Lourdes Cecilia Fernández

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    Lourdes Cecilia Fernández is an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and actress. She is the best known as a member of Argentine girl group Bandana and as a frontman of Lourdes, a band that carries her name. Her vocal abilities are compared with Laura Pausini and Christina Aguilera. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer
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    Luis Enríquez Bacalov is an Argentinian-Italian composer of film scores. Early on in his career, he composed scores for Spaghetti Western films. In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian progressive rock bands. Bacalov has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Original Score, winning it ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer
    • Credits: The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Il Postino: The Postman, Django, A Bullet for the General, The Children of the Century + 72 more
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    Luisana Lopilato is an Argentine actress, model and singer. She has appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Alma Pirata, Casados con Hijos and Atracción x4. She is a former member of the Argentine band Erreway and has a successful modeling career. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: The River, Chiquititas, Erreway: 4 caminos, Dad for a Day, Plumíferos + 16 more
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