Santiago Belgrano is a New York-based pianist, composer, and educator, born in Argentina in 1989. His musical journey began at an early age, delving into the realms of jazz, classical, and Latin American music. Santiago received training from distinguished musicians in Argentina, the Netherlands, and the United States, including Enrique Norris, Sophia Rosoff, Jacob Sacks, Michael Moore, and John Bloomfield.
Santiago has showcased his musical talent in prestigious venues across Argentina, New York, and Europe, collaborating with numerous renowned artists. Currently, he serves as a pianist at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, NY. He proudly associates himself with Steinway as an Educational Partner.
Since 2010, Santiago has been sharing his extensive musical knowledge as a private teacher, offering instruction in piano, solfege, ensemble playing, and ear training. In addition, he imparted his expertise in ear training to undergraduate students at Prins Claus Conservatorium in the Netherlands. Santiago’s musical talent has also found expression on the high seas, enchanting audiences with performances on cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Holland America Line, and Cunard.
In 2014, Santiago released the acclaimed album “Vicisitudes,” selected by Club del Disco as one of the albums of the main albums of the month. A noteworthy project in 2023 was the recording of a suite, titled “Enrique,” featuring eight of Argentina’s finest musicians and paying tribute to Enrique Norris. This eagerly anticipated recording is set to be released shortly.
“Santiago Belgrano, revelation pianist of Buenos Aires’ jazz” – Clube de jazz (Brasil)
“One of the best talents of Argentine jazz” – Clube de jazz (Brasil)
“Belgrano presents a work of striking maturity as a composer and pianist” –Argentjazz (Argentina)
“A new name in Argentine jazz, that has a lot to say and gives us an interesting surprise.” – Club del Disco (Argentina)
“Without any doubt a good debut, that does not have weak points and invites to immerse yourself in a sea of tangible sounds, for those who want to feel the musical experience discovering an artist prone to show fresh ideas” – Impronta de Jazz(Argentina)
“Vicisitudes, his debut work, is an album of such a compositional maturity that positioned him among the front pages of the litter of young Argentine musicians” – Sólo como perro malo (Argentina)
“Santiago and his crew have put together one of the strongest independent jazz releases I’ve heard this year” – Rotcod Zzaj (USA)