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JULIÁN PERALTA

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Pianist and composer Julián Peralta is an iconic figure of contemporary tango. In addition to his musical activity, which includes having created and directed the Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro, he is also a successful manager and entrepreneur responsible for such projects as La Maquina Tanguera, CAFF and the Teatro Orlando Goñi, among others.

Pianist and composer Julián Peralta is an iconic figure of contemporary tango. In addition to his musical activity, which includes having created and directed the Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro, he is also a successful manager and entrepreneur responsible for such projects as La Maquina Tanguera, CAFF and the Teatro Orlando Goñi, among others.

A passionate pedagogue, he lectures on tango musical techniques at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda and La Escuela Orlando Goñi (both in Argentina).

He is also the author of “the book” on tango arranging and orchestration: La Orquesta Típica. Mecánica y aplicación de los fundamentos técnicos del Tango. (The Tango Orchestra: Fundamental Concepts and Techniques.)

His compositions, which include orchestral works, have allowed him to travel the world’s most prestigious stages including the Barbican Centre (London), Prague State Opera (Czech Republic) and the Viena Konzerthaus (Austria). In 2010 he performed his original score for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in a version produced by British actor Kenneth Branagh in London.

Today, he continues to develop his artistic activities as the leader of the Orquesta Típica Julián Peralta and his group Astillero.

CHRISTINE BREBES

STRINGS

My love of tango started with Astor Piazzolla in 1998. Since then, I have traveled far and wide to search out my own of this musical world. In Kansas City, Beau Bledsoe and I started off this journey by transcribing Piazzolla and old Gardel tangos and performing them in Duo Lorca. Tango Lorca was born in late 1999, and we still enjoy getting together to play when we are together.

I moved to Buenos Aires in 2002 to play in La Orquesta Escuela de Tango, led by the most talented Emilio Balcarce. We learned lots of styles from the living masters of tango that still graced us with their presence. We played in Teatro Colon. We recorded. It was a magical time. Since then, I have traveled to play tango in Japan, Italy, England and the US. I’ve played in orquesta tipicas with Julian Plaza, Victor Lavallen, Sexteto Mayor, musicians that played with Miguel Calo (La Orquesta Tipica Sans Souci). I’ve had the pleasure of playing in the touring tango shows: Tango Dreams, Tango x 2 de Miguel Angel Zotto, and Roberto Herrera & Compañia. I’ve recorded with quite a lot of tango musicians, all of whom I deeply admire and respect. I enjoy teaching different tango techniques to visitors who make the same pilgrimage as I have. I’ve also taught some tango master classes in Los Angeles. I am so looking forward to bringing all this back with me to share with all of you! If you would like to see a bit about my life here in Buenos Aires, I’d love to share this video with you that was recorded as part of a series on public television called Tango y La Ciudad (Tango and The City).

HUGO SATORRE

BANDONEÓN

A teacher and performer on the bandoneon, Hugo Satorre has performed throughout the world: the Sydney Opera House (Australia), the Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles, USA), the Shanghai Oriental Art Center (Shanghai, China). In March 2012 he accompanied Tenor Placido Domingo on a stage set up in Buenos Aires in front of 120,000 people.

In 2016 Sattore released his first solo bandoneon album.  He is part of the 2013 Latin Grammy nominee “Duo Ramírez-Satorre”.  He was a member of some of the best-selling tango recording ensembles in the last 20 years: Otros Aires, Tanghetto, La Tubatango and the tango company “Tango Fire”.  In 2018 he finished his undergraduate course in Argentine Music at Universidad de San Martín in Buenos Aires, Argentina.