In 1991 he came to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he currently lives and works as a professional performing and recording artist.
His love for world music has led him to explore and master different repertoires, Argentine Tango, French musette, Balkan, South American and Brazilian, focusing his attention on musicians/composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Dino Saluzzi, Hermeto Pascoal, and Richard Galliano.
He has collaborated and recorded with many artists, including Mexican folk singer Lila Downs, singer songwriter Martin Sexton, Jessica Lurie, harpist Maeve Gilchrist, Alain Mallet, Claudio Ragazzi, Peggy Pearson, Club D’Elf, Anna Myer dance company, Bruno Oro, among others as well as recording for PBS/TV and the Discovery Channel.
Among his most recent projects and collaborations:
The Duo Roberto Cassan and John Muratore (classical guitar),
The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess, accordionist for the new production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess recently staged at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA
This is Roberto’s first appearance with Boston Musical Theater.