Gabriela Mauriño

Gabriela Mauriño was born in Buenos Aires Province, and studied Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires, where she received her degree in 1990. She studied saxophone, concentrating specifically on the performance of tango, with Prof. Jorge Retamoza, and the classical repertory with Prof. María Noel Luzardo (National Conservatory of Buenos Aires), while privately pursuing further studies in Music Theory with Prof. Nariano Nardini, the History of Tango with Prof. Arcángel Vardaro, and Harmony with composer Jorge Pítari.

Ms. Mauriño has given a series of lectures on both the history of tango and the internationally known composer and tango musician Astor Piazzolla at South West Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas), the University of Vienna (Austria), the Royal Academy of Music at Århus (Denmark) and the Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio), among others. Among the highlights of her now-active career as a performer are appearances with the Buenos Aires Symphonic Band (July 1999), frequent performances with the pianist Rosalba Stábile as part of a chamber duo (since 1997), and participation in the wind ensemble La Bandina, which presents concerts of classical music, jazz, tango, and Latin-American folk music. She has also appeared on three CDs, one as a soloist.

Gabriela Mauriño is co-author (with Prof. María Noel Luzardo of the National Conservatory) of the catalog of Argentine Pieces for Saxophone, published by the Latin American Reed Society. She is the sole author of several articles about the history of tango, Astor Piazzolla, and topics concerning the saxophone; these have appeared in The Saxophone Symposium (USA), Eldorado, the official journal of the Latin American Reed Society, for which she is a "correspondent" (Argentina), Saxofonbladet (Denmark), North American Saxophone Alliance Update (USA), Tango Reporter (USA) and Latin American Music Review (USA). Prof. Allan W. Atlas, Executive Officer of the Ph.D.-DMA Programs in Music at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, has recently invited Ms. Mauriño to be a Visiting Scholar (beginning in the Fall 2001 semester) while she pursues research on "The Problem of Authenticity in American Portrayals of the Tango."