Marcelo Zigaran, is a concert cellist, chamber musician, teacher-lecturer, and psychoanalyst researcher. Since 2006, he performs regularly with his duo: "Duo La note Bleue". Member of the Houston Latin Philharmonic, with concerts at the Opera house, Wortham Center, and abroad. Recitalist, lecturer, consultant in Lacanian Psychoanalysis. Marcelo taught as Cello and Composition Professor at Houston College until 2017. He is an adjunct professor at The Houston Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and also a Consultant-Lecturer on Lacan theory and clinic at Psychoanalytic centers. 1st Prize Winner of Corst National Competition in 2011, Marcelo made his New York City debut in 2012. and In Bellas Artes, Mexico, in 2014. As a recitalist, with piano, cello solo, and soloist with orchestras, he has performed in New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Miami Europe, he has performed in France, Ireland, and Germany. Frequent soloist in the US, Mexico, Argentina, and South American countries, as a soloist with orchestra, recitals cello and piano and presenting Master Classes, lectures, at Conservatories and Universities.
Marcelo received a full scholarship from The University of Houston where he studied with Vagram Saradjian (who was a student of Rostropovich) and obtained his diploma of Doctor in Musical Arts in Cello performance. He also holds two Masters Degrees (Cello Performance and Music Composition) from The University of Missouri-Kansas City where he had scholarships to study with cellist Nina Gordon and Composition with famous composer Chen Yi. He completed his undergraduate studies, at the National Conservatory of Music of Buenos Aires, currently the UNA, University of the Arts in Argentina. He also studied psychoanalysis at The University of Buenos Aires and is a member of societies of research in psychoanalysis. He has been a member of several professional orchestras in Argentina and The United States.
As a writer and lecturer, Dr. Zigaran participated in many International Congresses of Musicology, Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Arts in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Argentina. His articles on Music, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy have been published in the USA, Germany, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba. His book "Powers of Music" has been published in Germany and the US in 2008.