Rodrigo G. Pahlen
Rodrigo G. Pahlen is a young Swiss-Uruguayan composer currently settled in Barcelona. He was born in 1977 in exile in Switzerland, where he lived for 12 years until his departure for his parents hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay.
Grandson of the prestigious Austrian musician and composer Kurt Pahlen, and great-grandson of Richard Pahlen who was Gustav Mahler's favoured pianist, Rodrigo grew up amidst music of a clearly classical influence. At the young age of 26, Rodrigo recorded and released, with the Montevideo Philarmonic Orchestra and the Grammy Award-winning bandoneon player Raul Jaurena, his concert for piano, bandoneon and orchestra entitled ´Conversations with Shopenhauer´ published in the album ´Orquestango 3´.
Pahlen has worked, played and recorded on various stages and in a number of festivals worldwide alongside such important musical figures as: Nana Vasconcelos, Mino Cinelu,...