Oscar Edgardo De Elía is a Senior Piano Professor graduated from the Old Beethoven
Conservatory of Buenos Aires.
He studied harmony with teachers Lito Valle and Salvador Grecco.
Pianist, arranger and composer, he began his professional career in
1985. In 1986 he joined the Héctor Vernier Typical Orchestra, in
which he spent five years.
During that period, he alternated this activity with works as a
soloist and accompanist for singers in nightclubs in Buenos Aires.
In 1990 he formed his first ensemble, the Oscar De Elía Trio, and it
served as the basis for the formation of the Quinteto del Plata, in
1994, debuting on a tour to San Pablo, Brazil.
In 1991 he was summoned by Ernesto Baffa to join his trio and his
orchestra. He remains in the same 3 years, acting in Berretín and
Café Homero. With him he recorded the C.D. "Calavereando" and
travels, in 1992, to France, performing in Paris, Rennes, and at the
Festival of Argentine Tango and Culture in Nantes.
In 1992 he is part of the group of founding musicians of the
Municipal Tango Orchestra of Moreno, under the direction of
maestro Eduardo Cortti.
In 1994 he occupied the piano of the Carlos Galván Trio, with which
he performed in nightclubs and festivals throughout the country,
and participated for two years as a pianist and arranger in the
television series "Crónica de los sábados" (Crónica TV) and "The
night with friends" (ATC - Channel 7).
Since 1994 and to date he is a pianist in the Osvaldo Piro orchestra.
In it he records the C.D. "Timeless Tango" and "Min-On Tango", and
takes part in the tour to Japan in 1997.
Stable pianist from 1994 to 2023, the date of his retirement, of the
Argentine National Music Orchestra "Juan de Dios Filiberto",
dependent on the Ministry of Culture of the Nation, with which he
performed throughout the country, and an important tour to Japan,
as well as Chile, Paraguay, France and Sweden. In 1997, he was
appointed Sub-Director of the same by the teacher Osvaldo Piro,
holding the position until May 2000.
He is again appointed to the same position in 2007, collaborating
with teachers Atilio Stampone and Luis Gorelik, until 2018.
In 1995 he joined the Alberto Di Paulo Orchestra, traveling to Japan
and performing in 18 cities. He remains in it until 1997 inclusive.
In 1998 and 1999 he directs and participates with his trio in the
cycle "Las Voces del Tango", organized by the then Secretary of
Culture of the Nation, where the most relevant singers of the
country participate in addition to promoting the presentation of
In 1997 he formed, together with Rafael Gíntoli, the Gíntoli-De Elía
duo, performing at musical institutions in the Capital and in the
interior of the country. Together with maestro Gíntoli he traveled
to Taiwan in 2006, where he performed as soloist, conductor and
arranger at the head of the Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, in
Kaohsiung and Taipei. The same show is performed in 2009 in front
of the Santiago de Chile Symphony Orchestra.
They form, also with Rafael Gíntoli, in 1999, the Grand Tangó
Quartet. With this quartet and the voice of Hugo Marcel, they
toured the entire country for four years under the auspices of the
Banco de la Nación Argentina. In 2005 they traveled with the
quartet and the dance couple Paula and Cristian to the island of
Sardinia, where they made a tour of 10 presentations.
He is successively appointed Academician of the Academia Porteña
del Lunfardo and then a member of the Academia Nacional del
Tango. In said Academy he was in charge of the Piano Tango and
Conjunto Practice classes, in the Conservatory of Tango Styles
“Argentino Galván”, founded and sponsored by the same Academy.
In 2006 he represented the Conservatory at the World Tango
Summit in Seville, Spain, carrying out a series of clinics together
with maestro Osvaldo Montes.
He published in 2009 and in collaboration with maestro Juan
Trepiana, his "Progressive method of piano-tango", Editorial
He participates from the piano in innumerable record records as
solo and accompanying various singers, and as a session player for
the orchestras led by Osvaldo Piro, Ernesto Baffa, Carlos Galván,
Alberto Di Paulo, Salvador Grecco, Edgardo Acuña, Ricardo
Domínguez, Jorge Retamoza and Gabriel SenanesP, among others.