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Sun June 2: 2-4 –Tango in the Square: Maxi Larrea Trio – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun June 2: 2-4 — Tango in the Square: Maxi Larrea Trio – Dj, Dance Lesson with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association
Maximiliano Larrea (Guitar)
Maximiliano is an accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer from Rosario, Argentina, and one of the leading interpreters of classical and contemporary guitar of the new tango generation. He came to the United States in 2015 and moved to San Francisco in Fall 2018. After completing a degree in classical guitar in Rosario, Maximiliano moved to Buenos Aires where he studied tango and folk music in the prestigious Manuel de Falla Conservatory under legendary guitarist Juan Falú, and tango arranging and composition from renowned tango masters Diego Schissi, Nicolas Ledesma, and Gabriel Senanes. In Argentina, he worked as a guitarist, arranger, and director of multiple acclaimed tango and Argentine folk music groups including Cuartero Revirado, Quinteto Negro La Boca (Sony Argentina), Quinteto Clandestino, and Aires Trio and has performed in prestigious milongas and concert halls across Buenos Aires. He has also performed at national music festivals including the World Tango Championships and the Pre-Cosquin Folklore Festival, where he received recognition as a competition finalist. Maximiliano has recorded on multiple tango albums, and participated in international tango tours to Europe, Canada and Mexico.Since moving to the U.S., Maximiliano has been preparing an album of solo guitar compositions, which he debuted at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in May 2018. He has also been actively participating as a guitarist, arranger and musical director in various tango projects including the Colby College tango ensemble, the piano-guitar duet Duo Larrea-Minetti, and Tamango, a community-oriented tango quintet in Indiana. Most recently he has been working as an arranger for the Q-Tango quintet based out of New Mexico, performing with various tango bands in the Bay Area including Mariano Barreiro Quartet, and Trio Larrea-O’Day-Durso, and preparing the launch of his new musical project, Maximiliano Larrea Tango Trio.
Charles Gorczynski (bandoneón)
Bandoneonist and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski composes music without stylistic restrictions, fundamentally centered in tango with influences in modern jazz and contemporary chamber music. He has toured extensively in North America and Italy, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Pisa, and Rome. Redwood Tango Ensemble was the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week 2013 and 2015, and has shared concert bills with Kronos Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, Rob Reich Quintet, and members of Tango Sin Fin. Charles was a guest bandoneonist with the California Symphony and San Jose Chamber Orchestra, toured as bandoneonist with the Argentine ensembles Tango BC Trío, Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio, Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, and premiered his own works with the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland. His compositions and collaborative works have been released with the record labels 482 Music, Serein, Ropeadope Records, and Front Forty Press.
Sumi Lee (Piano)
Ms. Lee is a classically trained pianist who obtained Master’s degree in Music, piano performance from “San Francisco Conservatory of Music”, who also has been professionally trained as a tango pianist from “La Orquesta Escuela de Tango, Emilio Balcarce,” the most prestigious tango orchestra school in the world sponsored by city government of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has given concerts internationally and throughout the Bay Area including int’l tango festival, Mundial 2017 & 2018, Buenos Aires. She is also a widely respected piano teacher who is a board of director of Music teachers’ association of California, SF branch.While she was living in Buenos Aires, she performed with “La orquesta Escuela de tango, Emilio Balcarce” and living maestros and musical directors such as Víctor Lavallén (Bandoneonist and Arranger of Osvaldo Pugliese), Jose Pepe Colangelo (Pianist of Anibal Troilo), Osvaldo Piro (Bandoneonist and arranger for Alfredo Gobbi), Roberto Alvarez (Bandoneonist of Osvaldo Pugliese and director of Color Tango), Daniel Binelli (Bandoneonist of Osvaldo Pugliese & Grammy award), Mauricio Marceli (Violinist of Osvaldo Pugliese), Nicolas Ledesma (Pianist of Leopodo Federico and Ledesma orchestra, Latin Grammy award) and many more professors of “La orquesta Escuela de tango, Emilio Balcarce”She performed with these maestros at prestigious concert venues (such as Kirchner Cultural Centre, Teatro San Martin, Teatro coliseo, Usina del arte, Biblioteca nacional, Parque centenario, etc…). Her latest concert and new Gobbi CD presentation conducted by Osvaldo Piro and Victor Lavallen at teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires was sold out (a 950 person audience) and aired live via national radio 2*4 and TV. Her latest Tango CD “Inedito” that Emilio Balcarce tango orchestra school recorded rare Alfredo Gobbi’s songs is available on Spotify. She also performed for a successful sold out debut concert with new tango group “Las Malevas”, female only octeto group at milonga “El tacuari” in San Telmo, Buenos Aires and “Las M Y M” in Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires. She is back to Bay area in Dec 2018 after receiving her diploma of tango music from tango orchestra school & City of Buenos Aires, and planning to perform authentic Argentine tango music and tour many cities in the united States and Asia with her own tango group and produce her own contemporary tango music in the near future.More info http://www.sumilee.com/ Youtube: Sumi Lee Facebook: Sumi Lee – Pianist Instagram: sfsumi
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