Andrea Gajic – violin
Laurina Sableviciute – piano
Nikita Naumov – double bass
Djordje Gajic – accordion
Stephen Davismoon – Guitar
A.Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango
A.Piazzolla - Primvera Portena, Invierno Porteno
A.Piazzola - 3 Tangos
G.Bottesini - Gran Duo Concertante
A.Piazzola - Quintet
Studio 6 celebrates Astor Piazzolla’s centenary with a program of some of the composers best loved works.
Born in Argentina in 1921 and raised in the musical melting pot of New York City before returning to his native country, Astor Piazzolla revolutionized the tango as a compositional form, incorporating jazz and classical idioms into what he called nuevo tango. He was also a virtuoso bandoneon player, an Argentine/Uruguayan instrument somewhat similar to an accordion.
Piazzolla was spotted playing bandoneon by renowned pianist Artur Rubenstein, who encouraged him to study composition with noted Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. Ginastera, in turn, persuaded Piazzolla to enter a composition contest, and by winning, he was granted a scholarship to study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Boulanger quickly convinced Piazzolla to abandon his formal compositions, which she felt lacked originality, and explore his musical roots. He returned to Argentina, formed an octet, and developed his nuevo tango style of composition.
Prior to this performance, complimentary food and drinks will be available to ticket holders from 40 mins prior to the advertised performance start time.