Nestor Marconi

  • Bandoneon
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Nestor Marconi is one of the three most celebrated bandoneonists in the history of tango along with Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo. His romantic, relentless and technically superhuman Nuevo Tango style marks the latest generation of tango artists. He appeared on several recordings with Astor Piazzolla, the leading composer of the Tango Nuevo movement of the late part of the twentieth century. As such, he came into demand in classical recording circles with primarily classical artists, such as Gidon Kremer, Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, and Charles Dutoit, made cross-over recordings of Piazzolla's tango music, and employed side-men artists who had worked with Piazzolla on some of the original concerts and records of the works they proposed to record. He also had a prominent part on an album of music songs by the leading classic tango composer Carlos Gardel with singer Marcelo Alvarez. Throughout his life, he appeared with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Astor Piazzolla, Lalo Schifrin, Gerardo Gandini, Yo-Yo Ma, Juan Carlos Copes and Ballet Argentino in the United States, Central America, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, and Japan. As Director and Conductor of the National Orchestra of Argentine Music, Marconi continues to perform as a soloist with prestigious philharmonic orchestras in Norway, Australia, France, Canada, Russia, England, Switzerland, Austria, and the United States. Marconi is also the leader of his own tango trio with Leonardo Marconi on piano and Oscar Giunto on bass. Grammy-winning composer and performer, he records his works with Milan Sur, Sony Classical and Warner Music labels.