Leonardo Suarez Paz leads the GRAMMY-Award nominated CUARTETANGO STRING QUARTET to the forefront of 21st century Nuevo Tango, following in the footsteps of his mentor, the revolutionary composer Astor Piazzolla, along whose side he had grown up. A “virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin” (Wynton Marsalis), he brings forth a new vision of Argentina’s rich culture with an “ingenious musical concept,” (The Day, CT) - a classical string quartet that “personifies and embodies the authentic spirit of Tango” (Latin Grammy).
Cuartetango released its first album L'Atelier on EMI Classics and has been featured in the Sala Grande of the Teatro Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, Chautauqua Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, Buenos Aires Tango Festival, in a PBS WHYY special, Emmy-winning TV special "Rhythm & Roots," on WQXR, National Radio in Argentina and live at the 13th Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony, following a double nomination for its 2012 album Masters of Bandoneon, as Best Tango Album and Best Classical Contemporary Composition.
4 Artists / Additional Guest Artists for select programs
Touring Availability 2018-19 Season
North America: April - July / Europe: September & October
The quartet's repertoire includes award-winning arrangements of timeless tango classics, as well new compositions in programs that range from instrumental and vocal to multi-disciplinary. The culturally enriching concerts have a personal touch and allow audience members to connect with the music and its intimate stories or in the words of Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz At Lincoln Center, "Leonardo possesses a unique spirit and is a virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin…. he shows us how easily we can communicate across cultures if the desire and effort are there."
Cuartetango S. Q. - 4 artists
Cuartetango S. Q. + Bandoneon/Piano - 5 artists
Cuartetango S. Q. + Bandoneon + Tango Dance - 6 artists
Also available as part of a show featured on PBS WHYY:
Cuartetango S.Q. in Cuartetango Music & Dance show - 8 artists
RESIDENCY, MASTER CLASSES & LECTURES
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CUARTETANGO STRING QUARTET
Leonardo Suarez Paz, violin & voice
Sami Merdinian, violin
Ron Lawrence, viola
Danny Miller, cello
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“Leonardo possesses a unique spirit and is a virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin"
- Wynton Marsalis
"personifies and embodies the authentic spirit of Tango"
-Latin Grammy Academy
“his knowledge of the tango violin playing conveys a century of styles"
- Strad Magazine
“a serious pitch to the black-tie segment"
- LA Times
“Leonardo Suarez Paz - Tango Master of the 21st Century”
“Leonardo Suarez Paz is tango royalty” “powerful and sensual”
-All About Jazz, London UK
“Suarez Paz … best last names of the tango legacy”
-La Critica Argentina
"ingenious musical concept"
-The Day, CT
"The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz: Because tango is a music for dancing. It is classical music. It is dance and poetry and song. It is about the free, creative expression of the soul. It's about life―or rather what it can be."
-All About Jazz, D. Heinning