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Sergio Alessandro Buslje

A native of Rosario, Argentina, Maestro Bušlje studied piano, conducting, violoncello, and tuba at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires. Before founding PASO in 1991, he was Assistant Conductor of the American University Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the American University Camerata in Washington, DC. Maestro Bušlje has been a frequently featured guest conductor in Argentina. In 2001, he was a guest conductor of the Sochi Symphony Orchestra in Russia. From 1999- 2002 he was the principal guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Honduras. He has been a frequent guest conductor of the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra in Ecuador. In 2009, he participated in a South American music festival in Lima, Peru and received critical acclaim for his orchestra’s musicianship and unique programming. In 2011, he returned to Lima to play a command performance for President Alan Garcia. Maestro Buslje directed PASO for the 2013 Latino Presidential Inaugural Celebration at the Kennedy Center celebrating President Obama’s re-election. In 2018, he was invited to perform with PASO at the International Festival of Tango in Medellin, Colombia. He has been the creative force behind the Pan American Symphony Orchestra. With his “sure command of the music’s expressive scope” and his sensitive balancing of orchestral commentary, he has “quietly created a valuable Washington institution” (Washington Post).

Awards

2021 Latin Grammy nomination


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With his “sure command of the music’s expressive scope” and his sensitive balancing of orchestral commentary, he has “quietly created a valuable Washington institution” (Washington Post).

After intermission, Tucker [Choral Arts Society] yielded the podium to Sergio Alessandro Buslje, founder of the Pan American Symphony, for a selection of instrumental and vocal tangos. . .It was an added bonus to have a competent orchestral conductor, Buslje, bringing some flair to the podium at a choral concert. (Washington Post, 2014).

I was extremely impressed with the consummate artistry and musical sensibility demonstrated by your creative direction of the Pan American Symphony Orchestra

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