Julián Midón

Guitarist and composer born in Argentina in 1977. Graduated from the National Conservatory of Music "Carlos López Buchardo" as National Professor of Music with a specialty in Guitar and from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) with "Summa Cum Laude" (highest honors) . He has released three albums with music of his own: "Interno" (2010), "An open window" (2013) and "Almost like a dream" (2020). The latter earned him the second prize in the contest for Unpublished Popular Music of the National Fund for the Arts in the category "Contemporary Popular" for the year 2019. His search as a composer of music for guitar has been classified by the press as "unclassifiable" and It is inspired by the great Latin American masters of the instrument such as Heitor Villa-lobos, Egberto Gismonti and Leo Brower, as well as by various influences within the broad spectrum of popular music. He has performed alone and in a group in spaces such as La Usina del Arte, the San Martín Theater Hall and the Colón Theater Experimentation Center; and in festivals such as "Buenos Aires Jazz" (2013) and "Guitarras del Mundo" (2019). He has also worked as musical director for Carnival Cruise Lines and has done work for different theatrical productions as a composer, arranger or musical director at the Cervantes National Theater, Picadero Theater and La Comedia among others. He teaches privately and in institutions, among which the IUNA (cultural extension), EMU (La Plata) and the Centro de Altos Estudios Musicales (CABA) stand out. His work as arranger and musical director on the 2019 version of the work “Huesito Caracú” earned him the 2020 Gardel Awards nomination for best children's album.