J.P. Jofre

Sponsored by Dana Walsh and Donald Campbell

Native from San Juan, Argentina, JP Jofre is an award winning bandoneon player and composer. He has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of todays leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. His music has been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, 16 times Grammy winner Paquito DRivera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Kathryn Stott among others. Jofre is a recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, he has taken his form of contemporary Tango to some of the most important festivals around the world including Celebrity Series of Boston and Umbria Jazz Festival, among others.

As soloist he has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Argentina’s NSO to name a few. JP has also given lectures  at Google Talks, TEDtalks and The Juilliard School. Mr. Jofre has received numerous commissions from  MUPA (Budapest), cellist Istvan Vardai, clarinetist Seunghee Lee,violinists Francisco Fullana, Michael Guttman, Eric Silberger, Rachel Lee, and Classical Music Institute of San Antonio,  Balearic Islands Symphony  and Metropolis Ensemble. More at JPJofre.com