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José Hernán CIBILS Composer and Astrologer



Born in Santa Fe, Argentina.

Secondary studies

He completed his secondary studies at the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepción, Santa Fe, Argentina, obtaining his Bachelor title in 1965.

University studies

In 1966 he enrolled at the School of Political Science of the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, where he obtained in 1971 the Graduate's title in Political Science.

In 1977 he began regular studies at the Faculty of Arts and Musical Science of the Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, where he graduated in 1982 in Composition and in 1984 in Conducting. Among his professors were Alberto Caamaño, Gerardo Gandini and Marta Lambertini, in Composition, and Pedro I. Calderón in Conducting.

Later on, he moved to Berlin, Germany, and became a student of Prof. Rolf Reuter's conducting class in the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler.

Other musical studies

He studied piano at the Conservatory Juan J. Castro", La Lucila, Buenos Aires, with Inés Gómez Carrillo and Antonio De Raco.


1982 - course in Conducting at Musical Camping Bariloche, Argentina, along with members of the Philharmonic Orchestra from Buenos Aires, under the direction of Pedro I. Calderón.

1983, 84 and 85 - Courses in Conducting directed by Guillermo Scarabino, with the Symphonic Orchestra of Mendoza, Argentina.

1989 - Course in Conducting at the Musikhochschule Weimar, with Prof. Heinz Rögner.




José Cibils has composed numerous works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestra, which were requested and premiered by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

He is open to new commissions for compositions for any type of ensemble.

His works can be listened to on major audio platforms, such as Spotify and also on Bandcamp. See the corresponding links below.


"Cuentos Originales", (in collaboration with 7 other authors), 1965, Ed. Castellví, Santa Fe, Argentina, with a prologue by Jorge Luis Borges.

"Gatos Magros", series of poems, 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina, ISBN 987-43-5053-9.

"El Pez Mudo", series of 360 short poems, and 12 linographies, 2002, Buenos Aires, Argentina, ISBN 987-43-5052-0.

Prologue for "The Lord of the World", by Robert H. Benson,  2nd.  volume of  "The Library of Pope Francisco", Corriere de la Sera, Milano, May 2014.




Cibils has been interested in this discipline since his youth, but he was only able to systematize his knowledge in the Advanced Academy of Astrology Maria Blaquier, where he completed numerous courses, including Horary Astrology and Solar Return (with Anthony Louis).


He recently received a Diploma from the STA (School of Traditional Astrology), London, where he completed the "Practitioners Level" in the Horary Astrology Course.


Currently Astrology is, together with music, his main activity.

Other studies

Between the years 1986 and 1989, he attended the classes of drawing and painting held by Prof. Jorge Tapia and Angel Caride, in Buenos Aires.

As a painter he has participated in numerous exhibitions in Mar del Plata, Entre Rios, Buenos Aires and Berlin.


« Negau » - Tokio, December 2005. Anna Saeki sings two songs of José Cibils, "Sono Hitokoto » and « Umi no hate ».

"Misa Criolla" - Berlin - 2007 - With the Duo "Piarango". Including the Misa Criolla of Ariel Ramírez and own compositions of the duo, among another traditional folklore pieces

"Plegaria" - Berlin - 2011 - With the Duo  "Piarango". Including basically own compositions of the Duo.

"Música Viva" - Japan - 2012 - With Shintaro Mizuno, Violin, with live recordings of the Japan Tour September 2012

"Furusato" - Nagoya, Japan - 2013 - With Shintaro Mizuno, Violin, including own compositions, Japanese songs and some tango and Argentine folklore pieces.

"Tsuki no Usagi" - Nagoya, Japan - 2013 - With Shintaro Mizuno, Violin, including own compositions, Japanese songs and some tango and Argentine folklore pieces.

"La Paz Anhelada" - Nagoya, Japan - 2014 - With Shintaro Mizuno, Violin, including own compositions, improvisations with "haiku" lyrics and tangos.

"Yagibushi" - Nagoya, Japan - 2015 - With Shintaro Mizuno, Violin, including own compositions, improvisation over the Japanese text Yagibushi, tangos and another pieces.


"Prepárense" - Nagoya, Japan - 2016 - With Shintaro Mizuno, Violin, including own compositions, improvisation over the (own) Japanese text "Kutsubera", tangos and another pieces.

Concerts and other musical activities

Jose Cibils has conducted in concert the Orchestras of the Catholic University Argentina, of the Musical Camping Bariloche (consisting on that occasion of members of the Philharmonic Orchestra from Buenos Aires), the Chamber Orchestra from Rio Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina, as well as the Neu-Brandenburgische-Philharmonie, Germany.

Cibils enjoys an extensive activity as member of the Duo "Piarango" and performs a wide repertoire consisting of traditional music from South America and own works.

This duo has taken part at important international festivals, including Mikulov (Czech Republic), Lublin (Poland), Erlbach (Germany), Tartu (Estonia), LiGiTa (Lichtenstein), Vilnius (Lituania), among others.

In October 2009 they took part at the Festival "Cosquín en Japón" in Kawamata, Fukushima, Japan, with outstanding resonance, and they were invited to play in Japan again in Mai 2010.

José was in Japan for the third time in Mai 2011. He has played together with Mrs. Kimiyo Ogawa, a Japanese bandoneon player from Tokyo.


Since then, Cibils have made a Japanese tour every year with the violinist Shintaro Mizuno.

In February 2012 José Cibils performed at the Philharmonie in Berlin, in the cycle "Lunch Konzerts" with the group "Tango Filarmónico", (Walter Seyfarth (B.Ph.O), Clarinet; Laurentius Dinca (B.Ph.O), Violin; Stanilslaw Pajak (B.Ph.O), Double Bass and Lothar Hensel, Bandoneon, with great success.

In 2016 Cibils conducted the Chamber Orchestra of Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina. The program included works by Prokovieff, Mozart, and own compositions.


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