Born in Buenos Aires, Polo Piatti was a child prodigy, starting piano lessons at the age of three and becoming a successful concert pianist in his youth. While others had to wait until the age of 18, he was admitted at the exceptionally young age of 12 to South-America’s most prestigious music academy, the Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música Carlos Lopez Buchardo in Argentina, graduating later with distinction as Profesor Nacional de Música.
Leaving Argentina to pursue an international career from an early age, he continued his studies in Paris and Berlin, moving later to London to work as a composer, concert pianist, and conductor.
A celebrated neo-romantic composer, Polo has written, produced, orchestrated, and arranged music for the concert hall, theatre plays, art films, dance productions, and art installations. Polo’s compositions are widely considered to be highly emotional, evocative, and passionate.
In 2012 Polo founded and directed the first ever International Composers Festival in Hastings, Great Britain, with the aim to bring together composers and musicians from all over the world to showcase new classical music that is tuneful, harmonious and universally appealing. In the same year, he also founded Hastings’ longest established orchestra, the Hastings Sinfonia remaining its Artistic Director until today.
Polo has recently completed two of his largest works to date, the first-ever commissioned multi-faith oratorio “Libera Nos,” as well as his Bohemian Piano Concerto, to be premiered by virtuoso American pianist Thomas Pandolfi with the Symphonicity Orchestra under the baton of renowned maestro Daniel W. Boothe in Virginia Beach, Virginia in October 2019.
Polo premiered his latest orchestral suite Sentimental Journey in Osaka, Japan and then recorded it with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting it from the piano, being released by Seafront Record as his most successful CD to date.
In 2016 Polo was specially commissioned to write a piece for Elizabeth II, Her Majesty The Queen, for her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The result was Duty Sublime a composition that is currently performed by orchestras both in the UK and around the world.
In 2017 Polo opened the Opus Theatre, a 700-seat concert hall in Hastings, naming it, with the intention to offer artistic events of the highest possible quality, that is accessible to everyone.
Presently, Polo is working on Mata Hari – a large scale opera – as well as on several commissions by musicians, organizations and private individuals from around the world, including a Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, and a Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra.
He performs regularly at his ClassicUs events in the Sussex area, where he is joined by special guests to discuss the present state of the arts and classical music as well as presenting new works in a very informal and relaxed atmosphere.