About the author
Bárbara Varassi Pega is a pianist, arranger, composer, researcher and educator born in Rosario, Argentina, and currently based in the Netherlands. She works as artistic research coach in the Master of Music and coordinator of the module Music World Wide in the Bachelor of Music at Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, and is an artistic research coach in the Master of Music at Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg. Specialized in River Plate tango music, she has toured Europe and Argentina with diverse ensembles, recorded several CDs and published articles related to her fields of expertise. She has obtained two Bachelor degrees in piano, at the Instituto Provincial del Profesorado de Música in Rosario (1998) and the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, Italy (2003). In 2009 she completed a Master of Music at the Tango Department within the World Music Department at Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam and in 2014 a PhD trajectory at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, as part of the docARTES programme. She also completed studies in composition at the Conservatoire de musique, de danse et d’art dramatique du Pays de Montbéliard, France, 2015.
Bárbara Varassi Pega