Bio – English

My name is Diego Ruiz.

I’m a musician living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I play piano.

I play classical contemporary music.

I’m pianist on Ensamble Süden.

I’m also a member of Compañía Oblicua.

I play jazz.

I do my own compositions and arrangements mixing jazz, Argentinian folklore, and other stuff.

I recorded a CD named Ceremony with New York based Omar Haddad on guitar. It’s all made of original compositions.

I’m conductor of a jazz Big Band: Saxópatas.

I’m rehearsal pianist at the Estudio Coral de Buenos Aires.

Sometimes I play with my sister, singer Gabi La Malfa.

I teach ear-training and music reading using my mother’s method. (María del Carmen Aguilar.)

I teach piano.

I’m an amateur go player. I rank 5th Dan on the Argentina Go Association. 2008 Iberoamerican Champion. 2000, 2003 y 2006 Argentina representative on the World Amateur Go Championship without much success.

I like semiotics and everything language-related.

(updated may 13th, 2012)

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