Gustavo Cabrera was born in Los Angeles, California and has a second nationality from Argentina where he has lived for 5 years. He has been playing the violin since the early age of 5 and has been classically trained showing as shown as the winner at a Public Radio Young Performers Concerto Competition in Illinois. After this motivating experience, he continued to win private scholarships to study in Illinois until also winning a Special Study Scholarship to study his Bachelor Degree at Millikin University in 2007. While attending, he dedicated his focus in Jazz until he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. There he started to study tango on the deepest level while having the opportunity to perform with artists such as Nicolas Ledesma, Mario Abramovich, Eduardo Walczak and Horacio Romo of the legendary "Sexteto Mayor", Julio Pane, Juan Pablo Navarro, Pablo Agri, 'Jairo', León Gieco, Cecilia Todd, Omar Mollo, and also continued his classical career while also touring Europe with the ever transcending tango orchestra Orquesta Típica Ciudad Baigón in 2012. When he reached the acoustics of the "Teatro Colon" he knew he hit a critical point in his career. Every one of these professional experiences gave him yet more energy to focus his musicality in each style he had the opportunity to play in, learning more deeply with every inspiration.
After achieving his last job in the national tango/Argentinean symphony in Buenos Aires directed by Atilio Stampone and playing with Leopoldo Federico and Amelita Baltar, he decided to move to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue further studies in performance and composition. Once in the Netherlands he was immediately called by the "Seleccion Nacional de Tango" of Argentina to tour in Lisbon, Brussels, London and Istanbul directed by Cristian Zarate.
Later that year a composition for solo violin by Cabrera was discovered in a festival in L’Aquila, Italy and was invited to perform it for an eager and curious audience which of course led to also a tango performance. After this he decided to compose for solo piano for an international composition competition taking him to the final round in 2016 and to further inspiration. In 2017 he toured with Tango Tinto all over Italy and continues to perform all over Europe frequently. He is also a recently joined member of the renown DOT String Quartet dedicated mostly to the jazz
genre where you can see them perform in a few festivals during 2017.
He has performed with the tango ensemble "Septeto Camaleón" in De Doelen Rotterdam where you can listen to tradition orchestral tango music and has been a featured soloist with the Franscati Symphonic in Belgium where he was also asked to give a masterclass on tango technique. Currently he is studying composition with Paul van Brugge and Gustavo Beytelmann where he explores his technique ranging from small formations to Symphonic works. His compositions can also be seen on www.free-scores.com where one piece was held at the finals of the platform's competition. He is currently writing for the 'Trio del Puerto' group and jazz orchestra.