An Argentine composer born July 17, 1983 in Buenos Aires (Argentine).
A self-taught guitarist as a child, Tomas Bordalejo subsequently studied the jazz guitar at the Technological Institute for Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires, obtaining a guitar diploma. Seeking European academic training, he studied in France at the Gennevilliers Conservatory, the Paris Regional Conservatory at the Pôle Supérieur of Paris Boulogne-Billancourt. He followed the teaching of Bernard Cavanna, Yan Maresz and also met Peter Eötvös, Pascal Dusapin, Matthias Pintscher, Philippe Hersant and Philippe Manoury, who encouraged him to consolidate his own musical language.
Passionately keen on all the rhythms, styles and musical genres of his native country, Argentina, Bordalejo follows an individual path, feeding on his exchanges with musicians, and works on sound matter and modes of play. He particularly likes composing chamber music and ensemble works: Surveiller et punir for violin, cello and accordion, commissioned by the Cello Festival of Beauvais (2012); Zapping 2, first performed by the ensemble Court-Circuit (2013); En rappel for accordion, first performed by Vincent Lhermet (2014); Bureau 470, pocket opera for vocal quartet, percussion, violin, double bass, accordion and electroacoustics (2015); Hauteurs, a work written while on a research-creation residence on the SmartGuitare at the Collegium Musicae and at Ircam (2016); The magic phallus, pocket opera, first performed at the Music Centre of Budapest (2017); Fenêtrages_2 for percussion and piano (2018).
Tomas Bordalejo teaches the classical guitar at the Gennevilliers Conservatory.