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
Throughout 2023, I will be carrying on monthly virtual workshops on a specific topic of tango guitar. Each one will cover an aspect of great importance to guitarists of all levels, and you can attend as many as you want.
We will talk about history, technique, theory, music analysis and much more. It has a very affordable price for the general public and it is FREE for students of my platform www.tangoguitarlessons.com
Check the calendar: 1) March 26th: Introduction to tango guitar and general harmonic aspects. 2) April 23rd: The Tango rhythms. 3) May 14th: What is a lead sheet… and how to get the most out of it! 4) June 18th: Classic tangos, vol. 1: “La Cumparsita”. 5) July 16th: How to combine rhythms ‘wisely’ in a tango piece. 6) August 27th: Tango licks and embellishments. 7) September 17th: Classic tangos, vol. 2: “A Media Luz”. 8) October 22nd: The structure of a tango piece. 9) November 19th: How to make an arrangement of your favorite tango. 10) December 10th: Classic tangos, vol. 3: the song will be chosen by student vote.
On February 26, 2023, I had the pleasure of performing a show with the great Belgian violinist Ann Vancoillie. She contributed her enormous talent and knowledge of classical music, I contributed my knowledge of tango. Together, we created a magical night where games, improvisation and spontaneity were the vehicle to link tango with jazz concepts.
Here are some videos from that magical night at the Gregor Samsa bookstore in Ghent. I hope you enjoy them!
During November 2022, we have jumped into the recording studio again with Tango il Faut. We made the recordings of 12 songs, 4 of them composed by me and 8 reversions of classics of the genre, which will be part of our third album entitled “Agitando el avispero”.
Very soon this work will be finished and you will be able to enjoy it on all digital platforms. In addition, we will be promoting it with a big European tour in spring 2023. Stay tuned for the news! www.ilfaut.com.ar
On September 23rd, my symphonic work “Wild Suite” was premiered at the Colón theater in the city of Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). It was performed by the Municipal Symphonic Band, under the conduction of Maestro José María Ulla, as part of the Federal Orchestra Plan runned by the Argentine Association of Composers.
This suite is one of my favorite works and it was written at the request of my dear composition teacher Guillermo Zalcman, whom I always carry in my memory and in my heart. Its theme is a tribute to nature and all forms of life on this planet, while inviting reflection on what we do with it.
My greatest thanks to maestro Ulla, his wonderful symphonic band and the Argentine Association of Composers who made it possible. Below, you will find some photos and the video of the premiere. Hope you enjoy it!
During May and June 2022, I will be touring with my tango trio “Il Faut” through different cities in Belgium and Germany. There will be very varied concerts in auditoriums, jazz clubs and milongas (tango dances) that will include classics from the Buenos Aires repertoire (Carlos Gardel, Aníbal Troilo, Astor Piazzolla, among others) and some compositions of our own.
After 18 months of hard work, I’m proud to release the first online platform in English (and it will also be available in Spanish very soon) to learn how to play tango on guitar. You will find HD video courses, e-books, scores, backing tracks and more! 👉 Check all you can find on www.tangoguitarlessons.com
If you love Tango music too, please share and help us spread this passion through the world! 🙂
I was recently assigned the chair of Orchestration at the “López Buchardo Music Conservatory”, belonging to the National University of Arts (Argentina). Although I am living in Belgium, I can teach the subject thanks to the wonders of virtuality. My task is to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can write works for symphony orchestra. In this way, they will have the necessary tools to become great composers and conductors in the future.
It fills me with joy and pride to teach this subject as the successor of my dear friend and teacher, Maestro Guillermo Zalcman, in this house of high studies that I love so much. I will do my best to transmit my musical knowledge with excellence and humility, collaborating in the training of high-level musicians. Thank you very much to Dean Cristina Vázquez and to the entire university team for your trust!
I was announced recently, winner of the first honorable mention in the “Composition Contest for Symphonic Band 2020”, joinly organized by the Argentine Association of Composers, the Argentine Air Force and the Ministry of Defense of the Nation. The work, called “Suite Libertadora”, is a three movements suite in homage to the great Argentine hero Manuel Belgrano. Each of its movements alludes to a specific event of Argentine independence. The work was premiered by the symphonic band of the Argentine Air Force. It was a great challenge to record this work in the context of the pandemic, but the result was worth the effort.
These last few months, I have had the great pleasure of writing, recording and producing the musical arrangements of some pieces written by the Australian composer Ai Diem Le. First, she trusted me for her piece “Messy is Love”, which was adapted for tango quintet (violin, bandoneon, piano, guitar and double bass). Then it was the turn of “Salve, estrella de mar”, which was adapted in the Argentine Zamba style, for voice, guitar and string quartet. Stay connected, very soon we will be able to enjoy this beautiful music on all digital platforms!