Horacio Adolfo Salgán (born 15 June 1916, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine pianist, composer, orchestra leader, and arranger who specializes in tango music. Salgán began studying piano at age six. At age 18 he joined the cast of Radio Belgrano as a soloist and back-up musician. At 20 he was discovered by orchestra leader Roberto Firpo, who hired Salgán for his orchestra. In late 1942 he made his first recording, and in 1944 put together his own orchestra, which lasted until 1947.