Jorge Pepi was born in Córdoba, Argentina. Invited to the Menuhin Academy in Gstaad (chamber music), he arrived in Europe in 1982.
He brilliantly obtained the Piano Virtuosity Diploma with Edith Fischer and completed his training as a composer in the class of Eric Gaudibert in Geneva. Since then, he shares his musical passion between piano interpretation and composition.
He performs in recitals, with orchestra or in various chamber music formations (including two pianos with Edith Fischer), in Europe, the United States and South America.
His work has received numerous awards including the Swiss Society of Authors for his chamber opera “Caccia al tesoro”, the Argentine Tribune of Composers Prize and the Swiss Edition Prize for “Metamorfosis I”, the International Prize of Gerona, Spain, for “Estravagario” and the Grand Prix Gilson of French language radios for “Amalgama”.
From 1991 to 2006, he held the chair of composition, analysis and chamber music at the Conservatory of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Currently, he devotes himself to composition, performs in concert and participates in master classes.
Since March 2007 he has held the chair of composition at the University of Chile in Santiago.
“The atmosphere installed, we were far from imagining what was to follow. In Schumann’s “Nachtstücke” op.23, pianist Jorge Pepi-Alos literally suspended the embrace of time. Incredibly constructed, the pianist’s interpretation marvelously juxtaposes poetry and
formal rigor thus denoting a deep understanding of the work. For little, one would almost stop breathing for fear of disturbing the poetry emerging from the piano.