In addition to covering the classical repertoire, he seeks to spread and promote contemporary music, sometimes doing world-class premieres. These concerts include recitals offered for Radio France (Paris), Musicadhoy (Barcelona), Awards “Tomas Luis de Victoria” (Madrid) and electroacoustic concerts for CDMC (Madrid) in the seasons 06/07 and 08/09, Festival Alicante 08, CETC (Buenos Aires) 2009 and 2010, Clásica x Cotemporáneos (Madrid) 2014. He has collaborated with great artists of our time:
Maestros Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Richard Dubugnon, Guillaume Connesson, Atsuhiko Gondai, Herbert Willi, Alberto Bernal, Alberto Posadas, Marlos Nobre, Joan Guinjoan, Antón García Abril, Miguel Farías, Dino Saluzzi, Luis de Pablo, among others. He was dedicated works by Maestros Gabriel Senanes, Fabián Panisello, Esteban Benzecry and Tomás Marco.
As for his studies, he has especially devoted himself to Beethoven´s work with Maestro Maurizio Pollini, in Italy – at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana – and in his master-classes in Lucerne Festival – Switzerland-, as well as with Maestro Charles Rosen, at the University of Alcalá.
In 2010 he made his debut in the dual role of director and pianist with Concertos No. 9 (Jenamy) and No. 11 by Mozart, with the Orchestra Estación de Buenos Aires, at the opening of the “Musical Week Llao Llao”, with the presence of prominent figures in art and culture. “La Nación” newspaper, described the performance as “excellent”, saying: “Horacio Lavandera gave an example of incomparable talent, not only due to his exceptional technical mastery at the keyboard, but also for his wisdom at his interpretation“. He repeated the experience in 2013 and 2014 with “Camerata Bariloche” Orchestra, touring Argentina nationwide and in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2017 he performed Beethoven`s five concerts in the double-role of pianist and conductor, with the Classical Orchestra of Argentina at the Kirchner Cultural Center.
Has been awarded, among others, the V° Biennial Youth National Competition, organized by Festivales Musicales and Shell CAPSA. He has been recognized as “Best Instrumental Soloist” by the Association of Critics of Music of Argentina. German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen awarded him for his interpretation of his work. Konex Foundation distinguished him as one of the foremost pianists of last decade. Awarded in “Primer Palau” in Barcelona, and was honored with the “Bicentennial Medal” by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, being the youngest personality to receive this distinction. He was also declared “Guest of Honor” by the Government of the Province of Mendoza, for his talent and experience. In 2011 he was praised by DAIA for his brilliant career. He was distinguished with “Antonio Devoto” award, in recognition for his praiseworthy career, by Rotary Club Villa Devoto. He was honored in recognition of his outstanding work and by culture, by the authorities of the Comuna 11, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. It is recognized as a “Steinway Artist” by signing Steinway and Sons pianos. In 2013 Gardel Prize awarded for “Best Classical Music Album” for his album “Chopin”. In 2015 he was also declared “Guest of Honor” by the Government of the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas de Atlántico Sur. The Rotary Club of Buenos Aires granted him the distinction “Silver Laurel to 2015 Personality”. In 2014 he received the title of “Honorary Professor” at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario. In 2016, his album “In London” was awarded the Gardel Prize for “Best Classical Music Album”.
His performances have been broadcasted on radio and television in various countries. He has ten musical productions: “Debut” (2001), sponsored by Shell CAPSA, “Youth Orchestra of the Americas” (2002) by Deutsche Bank, “Three Bs”(2005), by Supervielle Bank, “Live in Japan“ , “Spanish composers of the generation of 51“ (2007), by the Community of Madrid and CD + DVD “Argentine Composers” (2009) recorded by Sony Music /Calle Angosta and “Chopin” (2012), produced and edited by EPSA Music. In 2015 releases his CD “Live in London” Edited by EPSA Music, and the German label ECM Records launches CD “Images” produced and edited by Manfred Eicher, with works by Dino Saluzzi. In 2016 the NIBIUS label released his CD “Horacio Lavandera Plays Astor Piazzolla”.
In 2014, he was featured in the film “Zonda, folclore argentino”, by world known Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura.
He is the creator of the conference-concert series called “Music and Science Evenings”, carried out in 2012 and 2013, in which he played a repertoire from Beethoven to contemporary works of the greatest composers like Stockhausen, Boulez, Xenakis, Luigi Nono, among others. It was co-produced by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on TEC TV Channel. Prominent scientists took part, such as Dr. Alberto Rojo, physicist and composer; Dr. Daniel de Florian, physicist; Dr. Adrian Paenza, mathematician; Dr. Pablo Amster, mathematician; Dr. Alejandro Gangui, astrophysicist. The concerts were recorded and broadcasted in 18 chapters by the TEC TV Channel.
In 2015 he created the TV show “Building Bridges”, broadcasted by TV channel “Encuentro”, which is the first educational broadcasting channel of the national Ministry of Education in Argentina. Along every chapter, he introduces the great musical classics and makes interviews to outstanding composers Argentine of the new generation: Augusto Arias, Lucas Fagin, Facundo Negri y Julián Galay.
As a composer he defines his work as linked to the formal sciences. He has worked closely with Dr. Beatriz Moreno Monge to compose his “Siete piezas para piano” (2012-2013). Each of these parts is made with a determined programming, including fuzzy logic and chaotic functions. His chamber music cycle “…cuerdas del espacio…” devoted to string theory is to be highlighted. Its first movement for flute, guitar and cello has been premiered by the Trio Brasilis in Musica Nova Festival (Germany) in May 2015