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May 15, 2016

A quartet led by Pablo Ziegler repeatedly broke my heart at Polsky Theatre on Saturday.  The sadly elegant music of the Quartet for New Tango sounded as if it was inspired by the brevity of lasting love affairs that are inevitably cut short by mortality.

Ziegler was the pianist in Astor Piazzolla’s groundbreaking Quinteto Tango Nuevo in the 1980s.  I was among the thousands of converts who marveled at the Argentinian ensemble’s landmark 1986 albumTango: Zero Hour.  

Saturday’s concert for an audience of about 300 opened with what might have been a sly tribute to Kansas Ci...

The tango is a dance — and a music — of romance, with all the range of emotions that implies, from tentative introductions and tender courtship to passages of pure joy, passionate embrace and flaring tempers, even violence.

 

No one embodies the art of the tango better than pianist Pablo Ziegler’s Quartet for New Tango, which performed a breathtaking two-hour concert Thursday night at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

 

Hector Del Curto is Ziegler’s longtime bandmate on the accordion-like bandoneon, the instrument that defines the sound of the Argentine tango. They were joined by South Korean c...

 Tango music — for two pianos — will be the order of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16, as pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley will team up for a pair of concerts. The performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre.

 

Both pianists have been here before. Ziegler played at Mondavi in April 2011 with his 12-piece band Beyond Tango. O’Riley played a pair of concerts in November 2010 featuring his own piano transcriptions of songs by Radiohead.

 

O’Riley told The Enterprise that he is looking forward to this collaboration.

 

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"Tango x Shakuhachi," New Frontier, Pablo Ziegler performs with Dozan Fujiwara

 

Pablo Ziegler, the pianist who represents the new wave of tango music will perform with Dozan Fujiwara on Feb 27th and 28th at Minato Mirai Hall. Ziegler will perform Dozan's composition which illustrates japanese world and long time partner, Astor Piazzolla and Ziegler's composition to explore new chemistry through this special collaboration.

 

Started receiving the formal classical piano training at the age of five at Buenos Aires Conservatory, Ziegle...

February 21, 2016

 Being commissioned by Yokohama Art Foundation / Yokoaham Noh Theatre, I'll be presending a new composition "12 Horas" (12 Hours in English) on February 27th and 28th at Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan. This piece is a suite that consists three movements and is written for piano, bandoneon, shakuhachi (japanese vertical flute made of bamboo), koto (japanese traditional harp), string ensemble and percussion.

 

1st movement is called "Dos Puertos" (Two Ports) that represents the ports of Yokohama and Buenos Aires. 2nd movement is called "Los Oceanos"((The Oceans) which express the water, wave...

February 1, 2016

 

 I started my account @pablozieglermusic on Instagram.

I'll posting photos from tours and recordings.

Please follow me!

 

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