Artist Spotlight: Héctor Del Curto

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This Grammy-winning bandoneónist is equally at home in Tango, jazz and chamber settings.

Night of Tango
7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21
The Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
Tickets $20-$60 • Purchase tickets online or call the Folly Box Office at 816-474-4444

Bach Aria Soloists is honored to have Grammy winning bandoneónist Héctor Del Curto leading the band in Night of Tango on April 21.

A remarkable virtuoso who is equally comfortable in Tango, jazz and chamber settings, Héctor is the 2018 Grammy winner for Best Latin Jazz Album with Pablo Ziegler Trio’s Jazz Tango.

Héctor’s artistic lineage can be traced to Tango master Astor Piazzolla, with whom he performed and whose compositions will be celebrated at Night of Tango.

Born into a family of bandoneón players, Héctor was introduced to the world of Tango and bandoneon by his grandfather, Héctor Cristobal. By the age of 17, he had won the title “Best Bandoneón Player Under 25” in Argentina, and was invited to join the orchestra of the legendary Osvaldo Pugliese, the “Last Giant of Tango.”

In 1999, Héctor received the Golden Note Award from the Italian-American Network in recognition of his artistic achievements. He was the music director of Forever Tango on Broadway and founded the Eternal Tango Orchestra, a 10-piece ensemble. Since its Lincoln Center début in 2003, the Eternal Tango Orchestra (now the Héctor Del Curto Tango Orchestra) returned to Lincoln Center for three more engagements and performed at other various venues including the Skirball Center for Performing Arts.

Héctor has made two recordings as a bandleader: his debut, Eternal Tango, released in 2007, and Eternal Piazzolla, released in 2013.

MacKenzie ReedArtist Spotlight: Héctor Del Curto