Formed in June 2003 by master bandoneon player Héctor Del Curto, Eternal Tango revives and extends the rich tradition of Argentinean Tango. They perform with prestigious guest artists like Pablo Ziegler and Paquito D´Rivera, and the ensemble has performed in numerous festivals and concert halls, including Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Eastman School of Music, Bay Chambers Concerts, National Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Connecticut, Le Carrefour Mondial de l´accordion in Quebec, Fiesta Iberoamericano de las Artes in Puerto Rico, Festival Internacional da Safona and Copa Fest in Brazil. Héctor Del Curto´s Eternal Tango CD had a successful release at Jazz Standard in 2007. The quintet’s second CD, Eternal Piazzolla, was released in 2013.
Born into a family of bandoneon players, Mr. Del Curto was introduced to the world of Tango and bandoneon by his grandfather, Héctor Cristobal who was the son of Luis S. Del Curto, a bandoneon player, orchestra director, and composer. By the age of 17, he had won the title “Best Bandoneon Player Under 25” in Argentina, and was invited to join the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese, the “Last Giant of Tango.” In 1999, Mr. Del Curto received the Golden Note Award from the Italian–American Network in recognition of his artistic achievements. As conductor, he directed the spectacular show Forever Tango on Broadway and founded the Eternal Tango Orchestra.
Mr. Del Curto is the founding Artistic Director of the Stowe Tango Music Festival, the premier tango music festival in the United States.
Héctor Del Curto’s official website »
Héctor Del Curto, bandoneon (a small accordion popular in South America)
Gustavo Casenave, piano
Jisoo Ok, cello
Pedro Giraudo, bass
Sami Merdinian, violin
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