RADIOTANGO is the latest program from Grammy-winning pianist and composer Pablo Ziegler, who was the pianist for tango master Astor Piazzolla for over a decade. Inspired by the contemporary flavor of Buenos Aires and drawing from Pablo’s rich history as the leading exponent of nuevo tango, the program features original compositions from Ziegler that infuse the classical chamber quartet with the invigorating spirit of the tango. From the buoyant and playful energy of “Asfalto”, to the heady and emotional ballad “Maria Ciudad”, Ziegler takes you straight to the heart of Argentina’s glorious capital city.

Ziegler breathes fresh ideas into tango, adding influences of classical music and contemporary jazz to the genre, to the delight of audiences around the world. RADIOTANGO continues Ziegler’s intrepid and ceaseless march toward adding a fresh and vibrant spirit to the music. The program is available on CD from Zoho Records.

Described by The New York Times as "rapturous," the Pablo Ziegler Quartet is a consummate ensemble featuring piano, bandoneon, cello and double bass. The quartet has headlined major engagements around the country, 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, Brandeis University, and many others.

"No one embodies the art of the tango better."

Lincoln Journal Star

Photo by Shigeto Imura. Download hi-res version  here

Photo by Shigeto Imura. Download hi-res version here

"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