Sebastian Prusak

Violin

Sebastián Prusak studied violin and chamber music with maestros Bernardo Prusak, José Bondar, Rolando Prusak and Nicolás Chumachenco. He was awarded a scholarship by the Antorchas Foundation and the Bariloche Music Camp. His extensive experience as a violinist includes highlights such as his soloist performance with the Juan de Dios Filiberto Argentinean Music Orchestra, the La Plata Chamber Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of the National Congress, among others. He was also a member of the National Symphonic Orchestra and the La Plata Teatro Argentino Orchestra, and was second violins leader in the La Plata Chamber Orchestra.

In his formative years, he was awarded the first prize at the Young Instrument Players Contest organized by the Franz Liszt Music School, and won the Octubre Instrumental Music Contest twice. During his professional career, he was awarded the Clarín and Carlos Gardel prizes in Argentina; he was a member of the legendary company Tango Argentino and also performed alongside Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino; he recorded more than 150 tracks with artists of all genres; and he traveled to over 50 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia as a tireless advocate of Argentinean music.

Currently, he is a musician at La Camorra, a band with over 22 years of international experience, and a member of the Quinteto Astor Piazzolla, a position he obtained after passing a competitive exam. He is a teacher at the Chascomús School Orchestra and the Juana Arzuduy Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Both projects are the only of their kind in Argentina to apply the “El Sistema” method, which was created by Venezuelan maestro José Antonio Abreu.