Argentine Music Ensemble in Antwerp (Summer / Fall 2024)

(ENGLISH) During September and October we will be holding 8 meetings of 75 minutes each, in the city of Antwerp (near the KMSKA Art Museum). All instruments are welcome: guitar, bass, piano, violin, flute, percussion, etc. The studio has some (such as piano and guitars), but feel free to bring your own if you want. To achieve a good dynamic, small groups of up to 5 participants will be created, combining different instruments. This time we will focus on the practice of tango and chacarera, learning the basics and playing some classic songs.

This workshop is intended for adult amateur musicians looking to expand their musical horizons while interacting with other musicians like them. Each meeting will work on stylistic tools, ensemble strategies and the good work together that is necessary to be part of a group or band. The total cost of the workshop is €195 with a discount by paying in cash. 

We will try to carry out several groups, according to the level of the participants and the chosen schedules. To do this, it is necessary to complete a small registration form. You can access it by clicking here.

There is time to register until August 20. Don’t wait until the last minute!

For questions, please write to flavioromanelli@gmail.com
See you there!


(ESPAÑOL) Durante septiembre y octubre estaremos realizando 8 encuentros de 75 minutos cada uno, en la ciudad de Amberes (cerca del museo de arte KMSKA). Todos los instrumentos son bienvenidos: guitarra, bajo, piano, violín, flauta, percusión, etc. El estudio cuenta con algunos (piano y guitarras), pero siéntete libre de traer el tuyo si lo deseas. Para lograr una buena dinámica se crearán grupos reducidos de hasta 5 participantes, combinando diferentes instrumentos. En esta oportunidad nos centraremos en la práctica del tango y la chacarera, aprendiendo los aspectos básicos y tocando algunas canciones.

Este taller está destinado a músicos amateurs adultos que busquen expandir sus horizontes musicales al tiempo que interactúan con otros músicos como ellos. Cada encuentro trabajará herramientas estilísticas, estrategias de ensamble y el buen trabajo en conjunto que hace falta para formar parte de un grupo o banda. El coste total del taller es de €195 con un descuento pagando en efectivo.

Se intentará llevar adelante varios grupos, de acuerdo al nivel de los participantes y a los horarios elegidos. Para ello, es necesario completar un pequeño formulario de inscripción. Puedes acceder haciendo click aquí.

Hay tiempo para inscribirse hasta el 20 de agosto. ¡No esperes hasta último momento!

Por consultas, escribir a flavioromanelli@gmail.com

¡Nos vemos pronto!

Tango Il Faut: European Tour 2024

I’m happy to tell you that Tango Il Faut returns to the ‘Old Continent’ for the sixth time! That’s right, me and my colleagues from Argentina will be offering concerts, workshops and TDJ in many cities of Belgium, Germany and Austria.

In addition to our usual repertoire (made up of classics of the genre and own compositions), we will be promoting new songs that are part of our new album “Agitando el avispero” released in 2023. You can listen to it here: https://open.spotify.com/intl-es/artist/7GSg3jfR3uBl9pX3rgtAPL?si=P6-Mkml0Qsi7fiheRmXRFA

For the past 14 years we have had an active participation in the Buenos Aires tango music scene, highlighting milongas, festivals, TV shows, radio programs and collaboration with internationally renowned artists such as Sandra Mihanovich, Marita Monteleone, El Cachivache, Orquesta Típica La Vidú, Compañía Tempo Tango, Ache Rey, Julián Graciano, Moscato Luna, among others.

Would you like to know more? Visit the Tango Il Faut website by clicking here!

New book: 50 Great Tangos, Waltzes and Milongas!

I just published my first music book! It is a compilation of tangos, waltzes and milongas in “lead sheet” format, accessible to musicians of all instruments.

This is a job that took me a long, long time and dedication. From the transcription of the original scores to the derecording of works into memorable performances. It is my humble contribution to the dissemination of our beautiful Buenos Aires genre.

You can find it in both, physical and digital formats, on my tango website www.tangoguitarlessons.com, on Amazon US, or Amazon EU.

Here’s a little more info about it:
Dive into the soulful world of tango, waltz, and milonga with our carefully curated collection of 50 timeless classics. Flavio has meticulously transcribed each score exclusively for his private students. Now, these gems are available to you. Immerse yourself in the heart-wrenching melodies of “Afiches”, the captivating notes of “El día que me quieras”, and the classic charm of “Por una cabeza”. From the melancholic beauty of “Poema” to the passionate rhythm of “Comme il faut”, each lead sheet is a gateway to musical expression. So, grab your music instrument, and let it resonate with the best tangos, waltzes, and milongas of all time!

“Sounds of Argentina” by Amato & Flavio Romanelli

Experience the rich diversity of Argentine music at ‘The Sounds of Argentina’ concert. The talented Amato ensemble, along with Argentine guitarist and composer Flavio Romanelli, will perform a repertoire that spans different eras and styles. Enjoy works by Astor Piazzolla, Micaela Carballo, Mariano Mores, Enrique Mario Francini, and compositions by Flavio Romanelli himself.

This musical journey will take you from the academic to the popular, from the countryside to the city, and from classic pieces by established composers to world premieres by emerging talents. Join us for an evening that honors Argentina’s musical heritage, where you’ll discover a captivating blend of tradition and innovation in a melodic exploration of the nation’s soul.

Yuki Hori: Violin | Jeongsun Go: Violin
Dirk Vermoesen: Viola | Bea Schilders: Cello
Noriko Ito: Clarinet | Urbain Boodts: Piano
Flavio Romanelli: Guitar

Sunday, December 10th 2023, at 3 PM
Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans
Eggestraat 13, 2640, Mortsel (Antwerp, Belgium).
Tickets: €20 (available at the door – cash only).

After the concert, enjoy a drink with the musicians!

New piece for solo piano: Adiós, goodbye, aurevoir!

Recently, I have finished writing a new solo piano piece called “Adiós, goodbye, aurevoir!”, dedicated to our planet as we know it today. Will it continue to be like this for much longer? What will the future be like?

This work was specially written for my friend, the great pianist Lorena Torales Lisowsky. It will soon be released in France. There will be more news very soon…

Guest composer at a festival in France

The prestigious French chamber music ensemble Les Musiciens de Strasbourg invited me to work with them for the premiere of my piece “La rebada” written especially for them.

The concert took place on Tuesday, August 15, at the Our Lady of Villé church, near the city of Strasbourg, in France. It was within the framework of the Festi’Val Passeurs de Musique pa l’Ensemble K in which beautiful pieces of academic music from all eras could be heard.

Here I share the performance of my work. Hope you like it!

European Tour 2023 with Tango Il Faut

Our new European tour has started! During April, May and June 2023, we will be performing concerts in several cities in Belgium, Germany and Austria presenting our latest album “Agitando el avispero”.

We will be playing in concert halls, art exhibitions and tango milongas. You can find all the information in the image, or on the group’s social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.

Hope to see you there to enjoy a tango night together!

My latest album is now available on all platforms!

Made of 12 powerful pieces, both instrumental and sung, this album offers a communion between traditional tango and new tango. You can hear classics like “Muchacho”, “Tú, el cielo y tú”, “Esta noche de luna” and “Paciencia”; a beautiful version of “Oblivion” by Astor Piazzolla led by the double bassist; and 4 compositions by Flavio Romanelli with a clear avant-garde imprint that adds a rock aesthetic within a tango context.

“Agitando el avispero” has its roots in tradition, but it scales and projects to the present.

Listen to it online
Spotify: https://shorturl.at/aduKM
YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_ntKl6ldgVVUrK37ta-ouU8KRttnNrM-W0
Amazon Music: https://shorturl.at/cKRT9
Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/REvj5aNLa8Xi69JEA

Sounds of Argentina: Amato Ensemble + Flavio Romanelli

On Saturday, April 22nd, at 8 PM, I will have the honor of sharing a concert with the excellent Amato Ensemble. Together we will explore different Argentine music, both from the academic and folk fields. We will perform works by Mariano Mores, Enrique Francini, Astor Piazzolla, Micaela Carballo and Flavio Romanelli.

You can book your ticket at https://www.kunstenzoo.com/live-recording or write to info@kunstenzoo.com if you have questions. Don’t wait too long to book your seat, there are only 40 seats available!

Saturday, April 22nd, at 8 PM at Sint-Jans plein 53, Antwerp, 2000.
Tickets: €12

AMATO ENSEMBLE & FLAVIO ROMANELLI
Yuki Hori: Violin
Jeongsun Go: Violin
Dirk Vermoesen: Viola
Bea Schilders: Cello
Noriko Ito: Clarinet
Urbain Boodts: Piano
Flavio Romanelli: Guitar

NEW: European Tango Tour 2023!

During the spring of 2023, I will be doing a fantastic European tour with my trio Tango Il Faut through Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. It will be a very special occasion since we will be promoting the release of our new album “Agitando el avispero”: an album full of energy which combines traditional and new tango.

Check all the dates, maybe we will visit your city!
April 28th – Antwerp, Belgium, at Beatrijs
April 29th – Antwerp, Belgium, at Casa 32 (Milonga)
May 6th – Brasschaat, Belgium, at Sint-Josefkapel Art Gallery
May 7th – Antwerp, Belgium, at La Luna (Milonga)
May 13th – Antwerp, Belgium, at Kunstenzoo
May 16th – Dresden, Germany, outdoor milonga organized by @cristianjavier007
May 17th – Dresden, Germany, at Nibs Cacao
May 20th – Ingolstadt, Germany, at Tango In Ingolstadt (Milonga)
May 21st – Burghausen, Germany, at Tango In Burghausen (Brunch Milonga)
May 22nd – Munich, Germany, Milonga Loca – Tango Connection (Milonga)
May 23rd – Stuttgart, Germany, at Schlampazius
May 24th – Bregenz, Austria, at Tangissimo (Milonga)
May 26th – Brussels, Belgium at Tango Factory
May 27th – Brussels, Belgium at Art Base

More info: www.ilfaut.com.ar