Patricio Cosentino (b. 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is the most active South American tuba player, having made a career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor.
After receiving his musical degree under the tutelage of the celebrated tuba player, Walter Hilgers, at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Franz Liszt’ in Weimar, Germany, in 2009, he went back to Argentina to accept the position as principal tuba with the National Symphony Orchestra. Patricio became the first tuba teacher in the country with a University Degree.
After a few years of orchestral experience, Patricio discovered his love for performing on stage and decided to concentrate solely on his solo career from 2012 onwards.
Since then he has been travelling consistently, performing regularly with some of the finest brass and wind ensembles, as well as orchestras, in America, Europe and Africa.
Notably, Patricio Cosentino worked together with many South American composers to develop new repertoire for brass instruments. This collaboration has produced over 250 new pieces from composers hailing from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Brazil and Colombia.
His support for South American composers has redefined the brass world and has enabled world premieres of concertos by Roberto Pintos, Jorge Tagliapietra, Noelia Escalzo, Luis Rojas, Gerardo Gardelin, Pablo Aguirre, to name a few, adding new pieces to the tuba and brass literature.
To reinforce his support of the South American composers, he initiated the music publishing company Pampa Editions, which specializes in South American music.
From 2011 to 2014, Patricio worked together with the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) as an international representative of the executive committee, being the first South American tubist to belong to such a prestigious international organisation.
Patricio Cosentino is well known for his master classes and tuba clinics which are frequently held in numerous leading universities throughout the United States and Europe, including Brass Academy Alicante, Conservatorie à rayonnement Regional de Paris, Hochschule für Musik Trossingen, ESMUC, University of Southern California, University of Arizona, North Georgia University, Ithaca College and Emory University.
As a recording artist, Patricio has several albums as a soloist and chamber musician including “Sudamerica Vibra”, ”MOVE!” and “Viejos Aires”.
As well as being a soloist, Patricio Cosentino is a member of the Dispar Trio.
Since 2015, he is the international advisor and conductor of the Brass Band BlechKLANG in Jena, Germany. Brass Band Blechklang won the German National Brass Band Championships and the title of the best Eb tuba section of the competition where Patricio performed as the principal tuba. He also conducts the Jugend Brass Band BlechKLANG which won the German National Brass Band Championships for the first time in the history of Germany, with the highest total score of the entire competition. Jugend Brass Band BlechKLANG placed 4th at European Brass Band Championship in Montreux, Switzerland, in 2019.
Patricio is the artistic director of the International Summer Brass Band Camp and Jenaer Blechbläser-Seminare.
Patricio Cosentino is a Buffet Crampon Artist and plays F tuba B&S selected edition, Bb Tuba 197 and Eb Besson Sovereign 982.
Patricio Cosentino serves as an ambassador of South American music.