Pianist and composer Julián Peralta is an iconic figure of contemporary tango. In addition to his musical activity, which includes having created and directed the Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro, he is also a successful manager and entrepreneur responsible for such projects as La Maquina Tanguera, CAFF and the Teatro Orlando Goñi, among others.
A passionate pedagogue, he lectures on tango musical techniques at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda and La Escuela Orlando Goñi (both in Argentina).
He is also the author of “the book” on tango arranging and orchestration: La Orquesta Típica. Mecánica y aplicación de los fundamentos técnicos del Tango. (The Tango Orchestra: Fundamental Concepts and Techniques.)
His compositions, which include orchestral works, have allowed him to travel the world’s most prestigious stages including the Barbican Centre (London), Prague State Opera (Czech Republic) and the Viena Konzerthaus (Austria). In 2010 he performed his original score for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in a version produced by British actor Kenneth Branagh in London.
Today, he continues to develop his artistic activities as the leader of the Orquesta Típica Julián Peralta and his group Astillero.