Two celebrated pianists offer virtuosic, two-piano arrangements of the music of Pablo Ziegler, the Buenos Aires-born, Latin Grammy-winning pianist and composer who helped shape the modern tango. Having toured internationally with the critically acclaimed Los Tangueros, Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley partner again in this adventurous new program.
For decades, Buenos Aires-born, Latin GRAMMY-winning pianist, composer and arranger Pablo Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz.
From his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake to his unforgettably sublime interpretations of the Classical canon, pianist Christopher O'Riley has stretched the piano beyond conventional boundaries. He is the popular host of NPR’s nationally broadcast classical music program From the Top.
"These two show they understand what it means to bring unbridled passion and fire to a performance that is meant to be fraught with emotion."
Midwest Record Review
"Ziegler's ingenious arrangements use the full range of both keyboards... melodic and rhythmic leads skipping back and forth between the two pianos... Superb."
The Age (Australia)
"The sound of two pianos can be practically symphonic, and the arrangements brilliantly demonstrate the grandeur of this music."
The Los Angeles Times
Audio: Pablo Ziegler & Christopher O'Riley - "El Empedrado"
Audio: Pablo Ziegler & Christopher O'Riley - "Places"
* Christopher O'Riley appears courtesy of Melvin Kaplan Incorporated.