Biography: LILIÁN SABA Lilián Saba began her musical studies in Benito Juárez (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), where she lived through her childhood and adolescence. There, she met Father “Osvaldo Catena”, who will have a definitive influence in the musical vocation she felt from her early age. She perfected her studies in the National Conservatory of Music Carlos López Buchardo and in the National School of Dances. Later on, she studied Harmony and Composition with the Maestro Manolo Juárez. As far as her artistic activity is concerned, she has performed as a soloist in numerous theatres and musical cycles throughout Argentina, also she has intervened as an arranger and invited musician in recitals and recordings of the most relevant artists in the musical scene, and has been nominated and distinguished in numerous opportunities. From 1989 on, Lilián has accepted Manolo Juarez’s proposal of being a teacher in the Area of Folklore of the Popular Music School of Avellaneda, which depends on the Direction of Artistic Teaching of the Province of Buenos Aires. Since 2004 and after Juan Falu’s invitation, Lilián has been teaching in the Career of Tango and Folklore of the Municipal Conservatory Manuel de Falla of the City of Buenos Aires. Simultaneously, Lilián is giving classes of musical improvement to advanced musicians and music teachers in various places in the country, relating to Argentinean Popular Music of Folkloric Roots. Distinctions and nominations: • • • • • • • • In 1995, the Tribune of Argentinean Music (under the aegis of UNESCO) awards her the TRIMARG Price for her first discographic work. In the same year, she represents Argentina at the TRIMALCA (Tribune of Latin America and Caribbean Music), and at the Mundial Tribune in France in 1996. In 1996, she is nominated Cultural Ambassador of Benito Juárez by the Honorable Deliberating Council of that city. In September of the same year, the Honorable Chamber of Deputies of the Province of Buenos Aires names her “Woman of Buenos Aires 1996” in the Culture Category. In 2001, she obtains the second price in the Regional Prices organized by the Secretary of Culture of the Nation for her work “Malambo Libre”. That same year, the discographic material “Sonideras”, shared with the pianist Nora Sarmoria, is distinguished by the Clarin Price as “Best Disc of Folklore of the year”. In 2002, Lilián receives the “Folklore Revelation” Clarin Price, along with Quique Condomí and Samy Mielgo for their discographic work “Pequeñas Alegrías”. In 2002 that same work is nominated to the Gardel Prices of Music. In 2003 the National Fund of Arts grants her the “National Scholarship in the specialty of Folkloric Expressions”. • • • In 2003 she is nominated to the Clarin Prices as “Folklore Revelation” and “Outstanding Personality of Folklore” respectively. In 2004 she is declared “Notable Woman in the Area of Culture” by the UCR Benito Juárez, province of Buenos Aires. In 2004 the Tribune of Argentinian Music, under the aegis of UNESCO, awards her again the TRIMARG Price for her discographic work “Malambo libre”. OWN DISCOGRAPHY: Artistic Production and Musical Direction: 1993: LILIÁN SABA Lilián Saba: piano, keyboards, composition and musical arrangements. Special participation of Manolo Juárez, Marcelo Chiodi, Raúl Carnota, Litto Nebbia, Rodolfo Sánchez, Silvia Iriondo, Laura Albarracín, Roberto Calvo, José Luis Belmonte, Andrés Serafini and Oscar Giunta. Melopea. 1997: CAMINO ABIERTO Lilián Saba: piano, composition and musical arrangements. Special participation of Marcelo Chiodi, José Luis Belmonte, Carlos Rivero, Rodolfo Sánchez, Ángel Palacios, Oscar Alem, Nora Sarmoria, Facundo Guevara and Ángel Bonura. Independent. Distributed by Gobi Music. 1999: LA BIENVENIDA Lilián Saba: edition in CD of her first discographic work and other recordings (19931998). Independent. Distributed by Gobi Music. 2003: MALAMBO LIBRE Lilián Saba: piano, composition and musical arrangements. Special participation: Marcelo Chiodi, Colo Belmonte, Alan Ballán, Rodolfo Sánchez, Juancho Perone, Germán Gómez, Sara Mamani, Carlos Aguirre. Independent. Distributed by Gobi Music. Shared productions: 2001: SONIDERAS In duo with the pianist Nora Sarmoria. Independent. Distributed by Gobi Music. 2001: PEQUEÑAS ALEGRÍAS In collaboration with Samy Mielgo and Quique Condomí. Llajta Khuyaj. Distributed by Acqua Records. 2008: RARAS PARTITURAS 3 - FOLKLORE Live recording in the Biblioteca Nacional. with Juan Quintero, Coqui Ortiz, Horacio Castillo and Julio Ramírez. EPSA Music. PARTICIPATION: 1985: CANTATA AUCA-NAHUEL Juan Carlos Maddío and Ruben Boggi. Groups Ayuntay and Añoranzas. Arrangements, musical direction and keyboards: Lilián Saba. Sonotrón. 1993: CONTRAFUEGO Raúl Carnota Cuarteto. Melopea. 1995: RÍO DE PÁJAROS Silvia Iriondo. DBN. 1996: LAURA ALBARRACÍN Laura Albarracín. La Contumancia. Reedited by EPSA Music. 1998: RETRATOS SONOROS Tribute to Oscar Alem. CONABIP. Secretary of Culture of the Nation. 1998: RETRATOS SONOROS Tribute to the Abalos Brothers.CONABIP. Secretary of Culture of the Nation. 1998: ESPACIO VIRGEN Nora Sarmoria. Independent. 1998: MI SANGRE TA’ ALBOROTÁ Claudia Salomone. Independent. 1998: CANCIÓN ESTAMPA Compilation with a themes of this collection. Artistic Direction: Guillo Espel. Group Editorial Lagos. 1999: VIDALA DE LA COPLA María José Albaya. Redondel. 1999: CHANY SUÁREZ Y EL AMOR... Chany Suárez. B&M. 1999: LORENA CANTA AL CUCHI Lorena Astudillo. Independent. 1999: DE AQUÍ EN MÁS Live recordings of artists who participated in the cycle. Artistic Coordination: María José Albaya and Guillo Espel. Association La Scala de San Telmo. 2000: DENTRO, EL SILENCIO Luna Monti. Independent. 2001: EL CIELO Osvaldo Burucuá. P.A.I. 2001: AROMANDO COPLAS Albahaca. Independent. 2003: ECO DE AUSENCIA Myriam Cubelos. Shagrada Medra. 2003: OJOS DE AGUA Lorena Astudillo. Independent. 2003: TIERRA QUE ANDA Silvia Iriondo. Los años luz. 2005: TIERRA QUE ANDA Silvia Iriondo. Carmo - ECM (Alemania). Artistic Production: Egberto Gismonti. 2005: RABIA AL SILENCIO: Tribute to Atahualpa Yupanqui. YASS. Sonidos con identidad. Distributed by Acqua Records. 2005: MAL DE AMORES Mariana Grisiglione. MDR Records. 2006: PEQUEÑOS TESTIGOS Negra Chagra. La trastienda. 2006: OJOS NEGROS Silvia Iriondo. EPSA Music. 2007: EL RÍO BAJO EL RÍO Marita Londra. B&M. 2007: RETROSPECTIVA Raúl Carnota. Acqua Records. 2007: TRAS DE UNA LARGA AUSENCIA Lorena Astudillo. Imaginary South Records. 2008: MOSAICO Germán Gómez. P.A.I . 2008: IGUAL A MI CORAZÓN Liliana Herrero. SONY-BMG y LFQ Music. 2008: CON ESA LUZ – TRIBUTO A CARMEN GUZMÁN Chany Suárez. Independent.