Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
in association with San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival
Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío
Tango Composers of Buenos Aires
Internationally acclaimed ensemble Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío presents the music of Astor Piazzolla and tango composers of Buenos Aires.
Mariano Barreiro, piano
Charles Gorczynski, bandoneon
Ishtar Hernandez, violin
$20 General Admission
Argentine pianist Mariano Barreiro is one of the foremost new generation tango pianists in tango today. Having recorded with some of the best tango musicians in the world including Horacio Romo, Pablo Agri, Horacio Cabarcos, Juan Villarreal, and more.
His ensembles have been recognized in the United States and Europe on international tours, and have been featured orchestra for the ATUSA Tango World Championships in San Francisco and the Red Carpet Tango Festival in Las Vegas.
Mariano has performed concerts for tango festivals around the world, including highlights at the International Tango Festival of Tallinn Finland, Festival of the Five Continents in Switzerland, Tangopostale Festival in France, and many other in Argentina.
Bandoneonist and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski is a tango composer and arranger recognized by his Argentine colleagues as one of the best bandoneonists in the United States. His works have recently premiered with Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland and Intermusic SF, where he was twice awarded the MGP grant commissioning new works in the genre. Gorczynski has toured for milongas and concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Rome, Pisa, and worked as touring bandoneonist for Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, Tango BC Trio, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and California Symphony, and his 2018 album Prizefighter was noted “Best of 2018” from Bandcamp Weekly.
Ishtar Hernandez is an award-winning tango violinist based in San Francisco, a fundamental member of both Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio and of Redwood Tango Ensemble. A rising talent in the west coast tango scene, Hernandez has been lauded for his clear technique, warm tone, and inventive phrasing. Hernandez has studied with iconic tango violinist Ramiro Gallo (founding member of El Arranque), and has toured internationally with the traditional tango ensemble Alejandro Ziegler Quartet. From a strong classical history where he has won concerto competitions and numerous awards, Hernandez has distinguished himself as a singular violinist, and has since performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, Fred Hersch, Ignacio Varchausky, and many others.