Originally from Rosario, Argentina, Octavio Brunetti studied piano in a variety of musical styles. But his love for the tango prevailed and soon he was playing with Argentina’s most important tango musicians and singers, including Alberto Castillo, Eladia Blazquez, Ruben Juarez, Domingo Federico, Rodolfo Mederos, Osvaldo Piro and more. He moved to the United States in 2004 where his participation in New York’s International Tango Competition won him two first prizes: Best Solo Pianist and Best Duo.
He now successfully tours with his own ensemble, the Octavio Brunetti Quintet, and is one of the most sought after tango pianists of our times. His recordings include “Soledad” by Astor Piazzolla with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma (“Appassionato” by Sony BMG-Classical), and Grammy Award Winning CD “Te Amo Tango” with Raul Jaurena. He has performed with the Panam Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra del Tango de Cordoba, and Yo-Yo Ma at the international Tango Conference at Harvard, Cambridge. In December 2008 he participated in the recording of the original soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola’s last movie “TETRO” composed by Osvaldo Golijov.