Latin Grammy-winner Pablo Ziegler, the Buenos Aires-born pianist and composer who helped shape the modern tango, brings the rich, Argentine musical tradition of nuevo tango into a chamber music setting with exquisite arrangements of his own compositions, as well as the music of tango legends like Ángel Villoldo, Gerardo Matos Rodríguez and Ástor Piazzolla. Ziegler was pianist for the late Piazzolla for over a decade, playing on several of his most iconic recordings.
A consummate ensemble featuring piano, bandoneon, cello and double bass, the Pablo Ziegler Quartet for New Tango breathes with nuance and refinement, at once subtle and utterly expressive.
The quartet has headlined major engagements, including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Laguna Beach Music Festival, the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, the Chautauqua Institution, Soka Performing Arts Center, Eastman School of Music and Brandeis University.
"No one embodies the art of the tango better."
Lincoln Journal Star
"His group maintains the essence of the new tango... astringent to sultry, gruff to tender, agitated to buoyant... balancing suave melodies with tense undercurrents."
The New York Times
"Ziegler’s music carries all the weighty seriousness of life, complete with all the carefree, improvised trappings of hope."
Savannah Morning News
"And then there’s Ziegler’s playing. He is cool, understated and makes everything look easy and natural, although those rumbling left hand figures, those clever glissandos are anything but. Just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard."
The Los Angeles Times
"Ziegler... plays straight from the beating, bleeding heart of nuevo tango, with its Argentinian mix of swagger and sweetness."
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