The London Tango Quintet is a unique group of five internationally acclaimed musicians performing tango music at the highest level.
Music by the legendary Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla is interspersed with stunning instrumental solos. The result is an energetic, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable evening of relaxed virtuosity.
Craig Ogden, chart topping guitar virtuoso, who was recently installed as Music at Stow President, is joined by the extraordinary accordionist, Miloš Milivojević, described by the Times as 'a hurricane of musical invention'. Pianist/composer David Gordon regularly tours as a jazz musician, harpsichordist and director of internationally renowned ensembles while double bassist, Richard Pryce, works with all the major orchestras and artists from Jamie Cullum to Shirley Bassey. Violinist and founder of the quintet, David Juritz, made headlines when he busked around the world for charity. His playing has been described by The Strad Magazine as having a quality of 'aching lyricism … naked expression in the grip of an icy control.'
Tang'ō a dance that has influences from African and European culture which originated in less well-off districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo...
More About the Performers
David Jurvitz David Juritz was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and began playing the violin at the age of five. He was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he won the RCM’s top award, the Tagore Gold Medal. On leaving the RCM, he joined English Chamber Orchestra before being appointed leader of the London Mozart Players, a position he held until 2010. David is a prolific arranger and is regularly invited to perform on film and television soundtracks, including Long Walk to Freedom, The Theory of Everything and Last King of Scotland, while his fleeting on-screen appearances include the award-winning drama series Downton Abbey.
Craig Ogden Described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘A worthy successor to Julian Bream’, the Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. In 2004, he became the youngest instrumentalist to receive a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has performed concertos with many of the world’s leading orchestras and this season Craig performs concertos with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra (Finland) and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.
Miloš Milivojević Following his studies in Serbia, award-winning accordionist Miloš was awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music where he became the first accordionist ever to win the RAM Club Prize, and was the winner of the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize at the Wigmore Hall. In October 2022, Miloš appeared with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall, and in December 2022 he played with composer/songwriter Danny Elfman in a performance of Tim Burton’s Disney classic film ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, in a packed Wembley Arena.
David Gordon There are few musicians who cross musical boundaries with as much relish as David Gordon. He has degrees in mathematics and logic, but retains enough sense of humour to perform and compose music. His piano has taken him from Ronnie Scott's in London to the Red Sea Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Jazzhouse, with any number of smoky dives on the way. With a passion for the music of South America, David is a musician perfectly at ease whether he’s playing Samba rhythms at 606 Club, directing the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra or sat at his harpsichord in an Austrian concert hall.
Richard Pryce Richard was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music where he won the Eugene Cruft Solo Double-Bass Prize and went on to the post-graduate Jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then, he has been in demand as a classical, studio and jazz musician appearing at venues from Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Opera House. Richard has worked with artists including The Dixie Chicks, Jamie Cullum, Nitin Sawhney and Shirley Bassey and he is regularly invited to play electric bass with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra and The Philharmonia.
Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (1921 –1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His works revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
Astor Piazzolla (1921 –1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger,
whose works revolutionized the original traditional dance, which then became known as 'nuevo tango', drawing heavily on both jazz and classical music.
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