Our Artists

 
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Yukie Kawanami : Japan

1st Prize Winner Che Bandoneon Competition 2015

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2015, 2016, 2017

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Rodolfo Marcelo Zanetti Via : Argentina

1st Prize Winner Che Bandoneon Competition 2017

2nd Prize Winner Che Bandoneon Competition 2016

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2016, 2017

Mancifesta Orchestra , Tango & Punto, Quintet Bandó, El Despunte Tango Club

Director Maria de Buenos Aires

Performances Kennedy, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.

Rodolfo Zanetti studied with Jorge Puebla Hilario and Alberto Iribarne on bandoneon, continuing his studies in piano with masters Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

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Alex Roitman : Russia

Founder Tango Nero, Guest Appearances with Trio Garufa

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2016, 2017

Alex Roitman began playing the piano when he was 7 years old, later studying accordion with Peter DiBono, San Francisco's premier accordionist. During his accordion years, he enjoyed playing Klezmer, Italian, French musette, and Russian music. His playing has been featured in "Pure Piaf", a musical about the life of Edith Piaf. Alex's passion for Argentine Tango led him to study the bandoneon, first on his own, then with Ville Hiltula, and finally with Hector Del Curto. As a bandoneonist, Alex plays locally in San Francisco where he leads his band Tangonero.

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Erskine Maytorena : USA

3rd Prize Winner Che Bandoneon Competition 2015

Founder Qtango

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2014-2017

Bloomington Tango Workshop 2014-2016

Reed Tango Institute 2013, 2014, 2016

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Charles Olivier : USA

Bandoneon Tango Llaneros

Charles Olivier is currently director of the Texas Tech University Tango Orchestra and the co-director of the Lubbock ISD All-District Tango Orchestra, a group unlike any other in the United States whose purpose is to educate high school students from the city of Lubbock, TX, about tango music, culture, and performance. Charles’ extensive work with the group was recognized by Texas Tech University with the President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award.

As a performer, he is a founding member of Tango Llaneros. Charles has also attended the Reed College Tango Institute, Cuarteto Tanguero Summer Workshop, and has been a key speaker about tango for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

 

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Olga Tikhovidova : Russia

Concert Master

 Violin with Qtango and Tangonero

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2014, 2017

Reed Tango Institute 2013, 2014

Bloomington Musicians Tango Workshop 2015

 

 

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Kirsten Swanson : USA

Viola and Violin

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2014-2016

Hector Del Curto Quintet

 "Stunning musician with flawless technique combined with that unique ‘viola’ sound that can melt your soul.”  Classical Voice of North Carolina 

Charlotte Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony and Greensboro Symphonies. 

Performances with Schlomo Mintz, Garth Knox, Jon Nakamatsu, and members of the the JACK, Pacifica, and Ciompi String Quartets.

Violist Madison Park String Quartet, the quartet in residence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Central String Quartet. 

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Patricia Meyer : Netherlands

Violin Solist with Da Capo Tango

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2015, 2016

Bloomington Musicians Tango Workshop 2017

Reed Tango Workshop 2017

Graduate of the Peabody Institute

Numerous prizes at competitions in violin, piano, and voice. She has also won several scholarships for various regional and international music festivals. 

St. Charles Strings, recipient Rising Star Award

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Catherine Olivier : USA

Principal Violin Tango Llaneros, Founding Memeber

Alongside Charles, Catherine Olivier is currently the co-director of the Lubbock ISD All-District Tango Orchestra, the Head Orchestra Director at Hutchinson Middle School, Orchestra, and a Private Teacher for violin in Lubbock, TX.

As a performer, Catherine is one of the founding members of   Tango Llaneros and has performed many tango works, including Piazzolla's "Maria de Buenos Aires" and his Tango Ballet.  She has attended the Cuarteto Tanguero Summer Workshop and continues to seek out learning opportunities in tango education.

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Jordan Kirksy : USA

2nd Violin Tango Llaneros

 Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

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Natalie Rosales : USA

3rd Violin Tango Llaneros

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Jeremy Couture : USA

Cello Tango Llaneros, Founding Member

Assistant Principal Cello TT University Symphony Orchestra

Sub for Lubbock and Big Spring Symphonies

Hot Springs Music Festival (AR),  Bay View Chamber Music Festival (MI)

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Angela Rutigliano : Italy

Piano 

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2015, 2017

Founder & Leader Rutigliano Duo, Trio, Quarteto

 

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Natalia Tikhovidova : Russia

Piano Qtango, Founding Member

Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra 2014

Reed Tango Institute 2014

Lindlar Piano Festival Germany, Golden Key Festival Vienna, Carnegie Hall

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Adam Smith : USA

Piano Tango Llaneros, Founding Member

Doctoral student, Piano Pedagogy Texas Tech

B.S. in Piano and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his M.M. from Texas Tech University, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Fine Arts at Tech

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Hannah Macgillivray : Canada

Bass Tango Llaneros

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

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Jeremy Sment : USA

Bass Qtango

Reed Tango Institute 2014

 

And only twenty more musicians to add...which will be done as soon as possible...