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Marcelo Nisinman

Argentinian Marcelo Nisinman is widely regarded as one of today’s greatest bandoneon players. To his skills as a performer he adds a large output of musical works involving the instrument, which range from solo works to symphonic pieces and musical theatre works. While studying in his native Buenos Aires, he had the opportunity of contacting closely with Astor Piazzolla and the two would develop a one of its kind master-disciple relationship. Later he moved to Basel (where he has lived since) to further his composition studies with Detlev Müller-Siemens at the local Musikhochschule. His versatility as an artist has enabled him to participate in musically very diverse ventures, joining eminent musicians from different musical backgrounds on stage, in the recording studio or other projects, with artists such as Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Gary Burton, Fernando Suarez Paz, Assad Brothers, Charles Dutoit, among many others. In 2009, he created his own tango quartet (Tango Factory) and in 2018 he presented his new ensemble, the FRANZ quintet, in Buenos Aires. Mr. Nisinman was composer-in-residence, guest composer or a performer at prestigious venues and festivals Europe-wide. His arrangement of Piazzolla’s ‘Four Seasons of Buenos Aires’ has been premiered (2015) and recorded by Portuguese pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro. His discography (nine releases) has been highly praised by the critics.

18.06 9:00pm

Piazzolla 100 
Centenary of birth of Astor Piazzolla

19.06 8:00pm

Maria de Buenos Aires
Opera-tango by Astor Piazzolla

20.06 8:00pm

Maria de Buenos Aires
Opera-tango by Astor Piazzolla