Argentine pianist José Gallardo. At the age of 5 he began to take piano lessons at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires. Later, he continued his studies with prof. Poldi Mildner in Germany. First prize at the international Piano Contest in Cantù, Italy. Together with cellist Sung Hyun-Jung first prize in Trapani, Italy. Arts Award of Rhineland-Palatinade, Germany. Since 1998 assistant professor at the Department for Music, University of Mainz, Germany.