Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
World renowned pianist and composer Alejandro Ziegler from Buenos Aires, Argentina will present his compelling, sensual and romantic Tango music with an exciting newly formed international Quartet, featuring Charles Gorczynski (bandoneon), Ishtar Hernandez (violin), and Daniel Fabricant (bass). Do not miss his last concert in the Bay Area this week, dedicated to St. Valentine’s!
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alejandro Ziegler is a pianist and composer who wrote several chamber and orchestral music works. At the "Universidad Católica Argentina” he studied orchestral conducting and graduated with a degree in composition. In 2018 Alejandro Ziegler will take up professorship in “Argentine Tango History and Analysis” at this same university.
He was selected when performing in auditions to join the "Orquesta Escuela de Tango", an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi.
Since 2008 Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition. Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay. With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world. Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!
Between 2009-2015, the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet has embarked on 6 European tours with 175 concerts in 84 cities around Europe and 4 North American Tours with 86 concerts in 50 cities around USA and Canada. Alejandro Ziegler has given master classes, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world.
In 2012, SF Community Music Center’s faculty Sonja Riket hosted Alejandro Ziegler Quartet for its first concert in the SF Bay Area. Since then she organized 3 Alejandro Ziegler Tango festivals in 2013, 2014, and 2015 in SF Bay Area. Please visit tangorevolution.blogspot.com to see his full 2018 Bay Area schedule. This year we welcome the quartet in an exciting new formation of international musicians, coming from Buenos Aires, SF Bay Area and Puerto Rico: Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Conductor; Charles Gorczynski, Bandoneon; Ishtar Hernandez, Violin; Daniel Fabricant, Bass. zieglertango.com