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Spiritango Quartet

Energy, harmony, enthusiasm and creativity: four words describing the essence of the SpiriTango Quartet.

In seven years of existence, they have explored a vast and varied repertoire mixing traditional tango, tango nuevo, contemporary music and creations. After studying at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris with Ami Flammer and Jean-Noel Crocq in 2013, they released in 2013 their first critically acclaimed album, Rage, dedicated to the music of Astor Piazzolla, then in March 2015 a second opus, Chin Chin, for the label Paraty / Harmonia Mundi, opening their universe to other composers. The latter was notably selected as the CD of the week by the Brazilian radio Cultura FM. They are also perfecting with Richard Galliano at the Academy of Villecroze to which they are invited, Hervé Sellin, Juan Jose Mosalini, as well as with the Ebony Quartet during masterclasses.

They perform on national and international stages (Opéra de Metz, Invalides, Sorbonne and Salle Cortot in Paris, amphitheater of the Lyon Opera, Palace of Fine Arts Charleroi, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, studio Ernest Ansermet in Geneva …) and are invited to play at many festivals including the Montpellier Radio Festival, Sully-sur-Loire Festival, Piano Campus, The Chamber Music Center of Paris, the Pianissimes, Music in Bourbonnais, Midis-Minimes , Konzerttage International Mittelrhein … They develop their activity in Europe by performing in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands … Their music is regularly broadcast on the airwaves of France Musique, Inter France, RFI, FIP, Radio Classique, Espace 2 (RTS) …

Their artistic project revolves around original interpretations, acoustic training, at the crossroads of tango and chamber music, the riches and demands of each world reflecting on the other. On the other hand, in order to develop the repertoire for this training, they are committed to creating and defending new works of current composers, giving an important place to the new generation. They worked with Graciane Finzi, Alexandre Fontaines, Mathieu Stefanelli, Celia Triplet and Étienne Kippelen, and plan to create a Suite composed by jazz pianist Olivier Calmel in 2018. They also develop a special relationship with the Belgian composer Frédéric Devreese, who arranged for them some of his works.

After good collaborations with the guitarist Tomas Gubitsch and the ballet of the Opera of Lorraine, they continue a program of tangos sung with the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Meltzer, will initiate a partnership with the percussionist Vassilena Serafimova, while having projects of tours in South America for 2019 and 2020, and a third album in sight, scheduled release in September 2018 …

 

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