The great classical music performers South America

 

Tagliaferro or Feidman? Kiehr or Blumental? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle a field as large and diverse as classical music, covering 10 centuries of history: there are uncountable numbers of classical music performers in the world. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English performer/musician not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in Canada, Marc-André Hamelin, a Quebec pianist and composer, is at least as popular as the German violinist Anne-Sofie Mutter, who is more internationally renowned.

Timeline of classical musicians in South America

Whoever wants to discover classical music does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in this field. So : Tagliaferro (French-Brazilian pianist) or Feidman (Argentine-born Israeli clarinetist) ? Martins (Brazilian pianist and conductor) or Cura (Argentine-Spanish operatic tenor, conductor, director, scenographer and photographer) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular performers around the world, for those living or having lived en South America, . And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Performers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformersReduce to performers only WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2021

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages or across continents (with ).

Top 10 classical musicians in South America

Who are these greatest performers, the most famous over the 1880-2020 era in South America? The carreer of these musician has marked the history of classical music. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 performers, renowned artists from around the world:


The musicians and artists who also composed were removed from this ranking.

The selections of musicians (performers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know classical music well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music performers. Freire, Laredo, Francesch, Schrott, Tiempo, Goerner, Serrano...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 11000 performers. So here is a selection of some performers for the years 1880-2020, in South America, widely recognized around the world:

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Antonio <strong>Estévez</strong> Antonio EstévezThe great classical music performers
1916-1988 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


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Andres GabettaThe great classical music performers
age 44 (20th century)
Performer

Sol <strong>Gabetta</strong> Sol GabettaThe great classical music performers
age 39 (20th century)
Performer

Constantino <strong>Gaito</strong> Constantino GaitoThe great classical music performers
1878-1945 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gerardo GandiniThe great classical music performers
1936-2013 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Juan Francisco GatellThe great classical music performers
age 41 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Bruno Leonardo GelberThe great classical music performers
age 79 (20th century)
Performer

Gilardo <strong>Gilardi</strong> Gilardo GilardiThe great classical music performers
1889-1963 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Maria Isabel Curubeto GodoyThe great classical music performers
1904-1959 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nelson GoernerThe great classical music performers
age 51 (20th century)
Performer

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo GolijovThe great classical music performers
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Antônio Carlos <strong>Gomes</strong> Antônio Carlos GomesThe great classical music performers
1836-1896 (Romantic)
Composer & Performer

Chiquinha <strong>Gonzaga</strong> Chiquinha GonzagaThe great classical music performers
1847-1935 (Romantic)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Remigio Acevedo GuajardoThe great classical music performers
1863-1911 (Romantic)
Composer & Performer

Camargo GuarnieriThe great classical music performers
1907-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Carlos <strong>Guastavino</strong> Carlos GuastavinoThe great classical music performers
1912-2000 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

César Guerra-PeixeThe great classical music performers
1914-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Alberto GuerreroThe great classical music performers
1886-1959 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gerardo GuevaraThe great classical music performers
age 90 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gloria GuzmánThe great classical music performers
1902-1979 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


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Gábor MagyarThe great classical music performers
1914-2011 (20th century)
Performer

Mesías MaiguashcaThe great classical music performers
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Claudio MaldonadoThe great classical music performers
age 40 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nybia MariñoThe great classical music performers
1920-2014 (20th century)
Performer

Pablo MárquezThe great classical music performers
age 53 (20th century)
Performer

Luis Otero Martínez-SiegenthalerThe great classical music performers
age 56 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor, Lyrical singer & Performer

João Carlos MartinsThe great classical music performers
age 80 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Nahim MarunThe great classical music performers
age 58 (20th century)
Performer

Martín MatalonThe great classical music performers
age 61 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Diego MatheuzThe great classical music performers
age 36 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Moicelí MedinaThe great classical music performers
age 42 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Antonio MenesesThe great classical music performers
age 63 (20th century)
Performer

Francisco MignoneThe great classical music performers
1897-1986 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Pedro MirassouThe great classical music performers
1889-1963 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Giancarlo MonsalveThe great classical music performers
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela MonteroThe great classical music performers
age 50 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Lígia MorenoThe great classical music performers
age 37 (20th century)
Performer

Roberto García MorilloThe great classical music performers
1911-2003 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ricardo MoyanoThe great classical music performers
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer


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Nathan PachecoThe great classical music performers
age 40 (20th century)
Composer, Lyrical singer & Performer

Isabel PalaciosThe great classical music performers
age 70 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Athos PalmaThe great classical music performers
1891-1951 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Fabián <strong>Panisello</strong> Fabián PaniselloThe great classical music performers
age 57 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Aldo ParisotThe great classical music performers
1918-2018 (20th century)
Performer

Rafael PayareThe great classical music performers
age 40 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Malvina PereiraThe great classical music performers
age 137 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Alejo PérezThe great classical music performers
age 46 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Astor <strong>Piazzolla</strong> Astor PiazzollaThe great classical music performers
1921-1992 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Álvaro PierriThe great classical music performers
age 68 (20th century)
Performer

Maria João <strong>Pires</strong> Maria João PiresThe great classical music performers
age 76 (20th century)
Performer

Adrien PolitiThe great classical music performers
age 62 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Jaurés Lamarque PonsThe great classical music performers
1917-1982 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Bruno ProcopioThe great classical music performers
age 44 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Osvaldo PuglieseThe great classical music performers
1905-1995 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Edward PulgarThe great classical music performers
age 46 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer


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Luis H. SalgadoThe great classical music performers
1903-1977 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Victoria SánchezThe great classical music performers
age 34 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Bruno SanfilippoThe great classical music performers
age 55 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Turibio SantosThe great classical music performers
age 77 (20th century)
Performer

Arthur Napoleão dos <strong>Santos</strong> Arthur Napoleão dos SantosThe great classical music performers
1843-1925 (Romantic)
Composer & Performer

Lalo <strong>Schifrin</strong> Lalo SchifrinThe great classical music performers
age 88 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Alfredo SchiumaThe great classical music performers
1885-1963 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Erwin <strong>Schrott</strong> Erwin SchrottThe great classical music performers
age 47 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Aleida SchweitzerThe great classical music performers
age 82 (20th century)
Performer

Rosita SerranoThe great classical music performers
1912-1997 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

María José <strong>Siri</strong> María José SiriThe great classical music performers
age 43 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Juan María SolareThe great classical music performers
age 54 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

João de Souza LimaThe great classical music performers
1898-1982 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Carlos StellaThe great classical music performers
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Jean Louis SteuermanThe great classical music performers
age 71 (20th century)
Performer

Oscar StrasnoyThe great classical music performers
age 49 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


Some performers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In November 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous performers:

on 4, Malena Ernman (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 19, Maria Yudina (1899-1970), 50th anniversary (Death),
on 21, Hŭi-ho Kim (1920-2001), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 26, Nathan Gunn (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the October 2020 celebrations (30+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-10-01

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