Exploring Piazzolla & Contemporary tango: Corazon Tango Quintet
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
San francisco, CA
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Main Corazon members, Sumi Lee-Pianist, Hanel Yeon & YoonHo Jeong are graduates from prestigious Tango orchestra, La orquesta escuela de tango, Emilio Balcarce which directed and taught by the legendary maestros.
Maxi Larrea, Guitarist: Highly trained tango and folklore guitarist, arranger and composer from Conservatorio De Manuel de Falla, Buenos Aires. He performs actively in Bay Area with his own Maxi Larrea Trio.
Ishtar Hernandez, Violinist: Ishtar Hernandez is an award-winning tango violinist based in San Francisco, a fundamental member of both Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio and of Redwood Tango Ensemble.
Obadiah Wright, Cello: He is trained as a cellist, but recently took up the bandoneon this past April. One of his latest projects was a feature-length opera in collaboration with librettist Alessandro Cirafici which was performed at The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in New York.
About Corazon Tango.
Main members of Corazon Tango were all born in S. Korea, however they spent their early adulthood in 3 separate cities such as San Francisco (Sumi Lee, Pianist), Buenos Aires (Hanel Yeon, Bandoneonist) and Seoul (YoonHo Jeong, Bassist). Love of Tango music put us together in Buenos Aires through one of the most prestigious & competitive Tango orchestra schools in the world, La orquesta escuela de tango, Emilio Balcarce in 2017. Since then the rest is history.
They all have very similar tango training, theater performance track records in Buenos Aires under the same maestros who taught us everything about Tango such as Maestro Victor Lavallen and Maestro Roberto Alvarez (Color Tango), who were the Osvaldo Puglieses bandoneonist and arranger. Maestro Jose Colangeolo, who was the Anibal Troilos last pianist, etc... (More details on www.sumilee.com)
Argentine Tango Music changed their lives profoundly. Their desire to study and perform Tango music, made them to move and live in Buenos Aires for years and a decade. After years of assimilation and absorbing the knowledge of Tango Music, they now want to share and give back to the people in their own communities and the world.
Their founding members are three, however, they often invite local and visiting artists to collaborate as a Quartet, Quintet and etc. And, they are planning to perform throughout the state and Asia coming years.
Corazon Tango is seeking for the sponsorships, pantrons and various kinds of support to lay the stage on which their creativity can be expressed and shared. Please contact them if you are interested in booking and contributing. They are located in the Bay Area & Seoul, S. Korea.
Sumi Lee - piano
Hanel Yeon - bandoneon
YoonHo Jeong - contrabass
Ishtar Hernandez (guest artist) - Violin
Obadiah Wright (guest artist) - Cello
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sumi Lee is a classically trained pianist who obtained a masters degree in music, piano performance, from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has also been professionally trained as a tango pianist from La Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce, the most prestigious tango orchestra school in the world sponsored by the city government of Buenos Aires. Lee is a widely respected piano teacher and is on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco branch of Music Teachers Association of California. While living in Buenos Aires, she performed with living maestros and musical directors such as Víctor Lavallén, Jose Pepe Colangelo, Osvaldo Piro, Roberto Alvarez, Daniel Binelli, Mauricio Marceli, Nicolas Ledesma, and many more. Her latest concert at Teatro General San Martin in Buenos Aires was sold out to a large audience and aired live via national radio 2*4 and TV. Since moving back to the Bay Area in 2018 after receiving her diploma, she plans to perform authentic Argentine tango music and tour the U.S. and Asia with her own group and produce her own contemporary tango music. http://www.sumilee.com
Hanel Yeon is a classically trained pianist who obtained a bachelors degree in composition from Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, and is a professionally trained tango bandoneonist from La Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce. She has studied with top bandoneon maestros such as Rodolfo Daluisio, Rodolfo Mederos, Federico Pereiro, and Dino Salouzi, as well as piano maestros Nicholas Ledesma, German Martinez, and Hernan Posetti. While living in Buenos Aires for 10 years, Yeon was a widely respected bandoneonist and tango pianist who has shared the stage with several living maestros at prestigious venues. She currently performs with the tango group Scaimmarella as a bandoneonist and pianist. Her previous work includes performing as a pianist at the theater Tango Porteño from 2012-2019, as a bandoneonist with Siamarella Group in the 2015 Tarbes en Tango Festival in France, and performing as a bandoneonist in the Buenos Aires Tango Festival and often with the group Romantica Milonguera.
Ishtar Hernandez is an award-winning tango violinist based in San Francisco, a fundamental member of both Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio and of Redwood Tango Ensemble. A rising talent in the west coast tango scene, Hernandez has been lauded for his clear technique, warm tone, and inventive phrasing. Hernandez has studied with iconic tango violinist Ramiro Gallo (founding member of El Arranque), and has toured internationally with the traditional tango ensemble Alejandro Ziegler Quartet. From a strong classical history where he has won concerto competitions and numerous awards, Hernandez has distinguished himself as a singular violinist, and has since performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito DRivera, Fred Hersch, Ignacio Varchausky, and many others.
YoonHo Jeong is a classically trained contrabassist and obtained BA in Music from KyongWon University, S. Korea and also has been professionally trained and received a diploma as a tango bassist specialist from La Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce in Buenos Aires. He has studied with top maestros such as Maestro Daniel Jose Luis Falasca, Patricio Cotella and Pablo Motta. He has performed in concerts throughout Argentina and South Korea, such as international tango festival Mundial 2017 and 2018. While living in Buenos Aires, Jeong also performed with La orquesta escuela de Tango, Emilio Balcarce at prestigious concert venues such as Kirchner Cultural Centre, Teatro General San Martin, Teatro Coliseo, Usina del Arte, Biblioteca Nacional, and Parque Centenario. And he was a bassist for Fulgor tango group and performed at
various music venues in Buenos Aires. After receiving his diploma in 2018, he moved back to Seoul, South Korea, and is currently working with Shinai tango band and planning to tour many cities in Asia and around the world.
Maximiliano Larrea is an accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer from Rosario, Argentina, and is one of the leading interpreters of classical and contemporary guitar of the new tango generation. After completing a degree in classical guitar, he moved to Buenos Aires where he studied tango and folk music in the prestigious Manuel de Falla Conservatory under legendary guitarist Juan Falú, as well as tango arranging and composition from renowned masters Diego Schissi, Nicolas Ledesma, and Gabriel Senanes. In Argentina, Larrea worked as a guitarist, arranger, and director of multiple acclaimed tango and Argentine folk music groups including Cuartero Revirado, Quinteto Negro La Boca (Sony Argentina), Quinteto Clandestino, and Aires Trio. Most recently, he has been working as an arranger for the New Mexico-based quintet Q-Tango, performing with various tango bands in the Bay Areasuch as Mariano Barreiro Quartet and Trio Larrea-ODay-Dursoand preparing the launch of his new musical project, Maximiliano Larrea Tango Trio.
- Extra note, when Sumi Lee returned to Bay Area from Argentina, she realized that the public gets limited exposure to performing artists of diverse cultures, especially in the fields of non-popular music such as Argentine Tango, and musicians do not receive sufficient support unless they have established a name for themselves already. This problem can be further exacerbated if the artists performs a culturally unique genre that is yet to be known to the masses. She believes in cultural diversity and equal opportunity for all art forms, and she is enthused about supporting talented local and visiting guest artists from all around the world to provide local audiences with diverse music programs in high quality, live performances. She organize live tango music performances in Bay Area via Golden Gate Intl Artists. Please like FB page https://www.facebook.com/ggiartists/ or subscribe www.ggiartists.com for the high quality upcoming tango concerts.
||St. Aidan's Episcopal Church|
101 Gold Mine Dr
San francisco, CA 94131
|Start: ||Sunday Sep 22, 2019 5:00 PM|
|End: ||Sunday Sep 22, 2019 7:30 PM|
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|