Simone Tolomeo


Simone Tolomeo is a composer, bandoneonist and pianist. Born in Palermo in 1985, he introduced himself initially to piano and composition at the National Conservatory of his city. After first devoted to classical music and Mediterranean folklore with the piano, he turned to the study of the bandoneon in Buenos Aires with Federico Pereiro, Rodolfo Mederos and Juan José Mosalini at the same time as he was conducting his composition studies, arrangement and counterpoint with Gabriel Senanes and Ramiro Gallo.

Currently resident in Paris, he studied contemporary composition under the supervision of the French composer Nicolas Bacri at the Schola Cantorum.

As a bandoneonist, he has regularly performed at the most important venues in the Argentinian capital (CCK, Usina del Arte, Centro Cultural San Martin, etc.) and has participated in several theatre shows, including “Manzi, una vida en Orsai”. He also accompanies Italian tenor Fabio Armiliato under the artistic direction of pianist Fabrizio Mocata. In addition, he became a member of various tango orchestras (Fabián Bertero Big Band Tango, Orquesta Arquetípica by Ramiro Gallo, Ariel Ardit O.T., La Sacada O.T., Chimichango, Silbando) and participated in several discographic recordings. Since 2016, he has also joined the Murgier Ensemble (Argentinian music). He is one of the founders as a composer and bandoneonist of the tango trio Los Milonguitas, with whom he performed more than 500 concerts between 2016 and 2022, and of the contemporary tango quartet «No Tags», in collaboration with Machiko Ozawa, Seba Noya and Pablo Murgier, with whom he presents their “Azimut Project” recording production in Japan in October 2023.

As a composer and bandoneonist, he played at the Munich Philharmonic (Germany), the Kaluga Philharmonic (Russia), the Salle Molière in Lyon accompanied by the Lyon Chamber Orchestra, and made his debut at the Paris Philharmonie on May 21st, 2022.

Since 2019, he has joined the artistic team of the musical show Tango Secret under the musical direction of Luis Rigou and Céline Bishop, with the direction of Coraly Zahonero (Comédie Française) and Vicente Pradal.

He is a member of the “Por Qué No” Collective as an artist, co-founder and organizer of “La Cita” concert cycle (a series of solo concerts based on Argentinian music), and a member of the FCMC Administrative Committee (Federation of Composition of Creative Music).

Since September 2022, he is artist-in-residence at Le Chant des Hommes in Bois-Colombes, to compose a piano quintet and string quartet, as well as to create and record it at the same time as his String Quartet Op. 5 and his Sonatine for piano Op. 4.