Given his insatiable appetite for music of all genres, Piquemal’s dream was to explore uncharted waters, and never to limit himself to a single repertoire.
« I love all forms and all styles of music, » he explains. « There is as much beauty in jazz as there is in modern or classical music. I’m not interested in specialising in one particular area; I prefer to remain open to everything there is. »
For example, for the past seven years Piquemal has been working with the Vittoria Choir on reviving public interest in the musical works of Martial Caillebotte, brother of the impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte. He has recorded three albums, including the Messe solennelle de Pâques, widely acclaimed by critics as an important rediscovery. The release of a CD recording of Martín Palmeri’s MisaTango in 2017 shone a spotlight onto the works of the Argentine composer and resulted in immediate, almost universal acclaim.
In terms of career highlights, Piquemal could point to any number of career-defining moments, but the list would be too long.
« Everything I do, I do with passion. Everything is important, rooted in the present moment. »