Astor Piazzolla was an Argentine bandoneon player and composer who founded Tango Nuevo, a development of traditional Tango Argentino. Born in Mar del Plata in 1921, Piazzolla showed an early interest in music and learned to play the bandoneon, a type of concertina. He later became a member of Anibal Troilo's orchestra and was inspired by Elvino Vardaro's Tango ensemble to develop a new interpretation of Tango. In 1954, he received a scholarship to study composition in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, where he further developed his musical style. Some of his notable pieces include the Rapsodía porteña, the Sinfonie Buenos Aires, and the Sinfonietta. Piazzolla died in Buenos Aires in 1992.