Thursday, September 3, 2009

Legendary bandoneonist Rodolfo Mederos comes to Sofia

TanguerIN and Jazz+ present:
Legendary argentinean bandoneonist
Rodolfo Mederos
in a tango concert with
and tango dancers
Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio (Buenos Aires)
Sofia, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 17 November 2009, 7.30 pm

Bandoneonist, composer and arranger Rodolfo Mederos is a natural musician in every sense of the word. His forceful personality has produced a profound effect on tango, developing a style fraught with popular essence and emotion. In the mid-70's, after working with such giants of tango music as Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, he has decided to look for his own style. It was through his desire to search through other rhythms that he has managed to place himself as one of the most prominent figures of today's tango music.

As a performer, Rodolfo Mederos expresses a deep-felt musicality and conquers the audience with the emotional insightfulness of his interpretations. From every single note that he strikes, he draws a myriad of deep roots and good taste, typical for the greatest of artists. He is also an acclaimed composer and arranger, covering the whole range from popular to symphonic pieces for different instrumental groups. And throughout the years he has carved out a career as teacher and writer of texts on bandoneon as well as tango composition and orchestration, contributing to the formation of many of today's bandoneonists. All this makes Rodolfo Mederos a cornerstone, a quintessential figure of current tango.

"...the bandoneon has the ability to affect human existence with melancholy. One thing is to put sorrow into words; another is to feel the sorrow", says Rodolfo Mederos. "No other instrument has ever been able to express that language, that feeling."

With his trio including Armando De La Vega (guitar) and Sergio Rivas (double bass), Rodolfo Mederos will perform his virtuosic and yet emotionally intimate interpretations of classic tango pieces.

The trio will be joined on stage by the Argentinean tango dancers Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio, renowned for the dynamism of their dance and their breathtaking elegance. Their names are well known to tango lovers in Buenos Aires and around the globe. They have danced on almost every important stage in the world as part of the legendary company TangoX2 and have been invited as maestros to the biggest tango festivals. Since 2001 they direct and tour with their own tango company, Plan B.

On 17th of November through the music of Rodolfo Mederos trio and the dance of Natalia and Gabriel the audience will feel the meaning of maestro Mederos' words: "I firmly believe that a true artistic workpiece should always touch the spirit... It should always try to move the depths of our souls, at times violently."

Tickets are sold by Ticket Plus nework ( and at the Bulgaria Concert Hall box office on 1 Aksakov St. in Sofia.

Rodolfo Mederos official site:
Natalia Games and Gabriel Angio official site: