Leonardo Suarez Paz leads the double Latin 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.
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."
RESIDENCY, MASTER CLASSES & LECTURES
Information brochure available upon request
CUARTETANGO STRING QUARTET
Leonardo Suarez Paz, violin & voice
Hector Omar Falcon, violin
Ron Lawrence, viola
Danny Miller, cello
4 ARTISTS/ Additional Artists for special programs
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
Savion Glover & Leonardo Suarez Paz: Tango, Tap and Fire
with musical ensemble Cuartetango - 7 artists
available for single engagements
Cuartetango string quartet live at the Latin Grammy Awards
Cuartetango string quartet at the Teatro Colon Opera House
Cuartetango's L'Atelier (EMI Classics) Video Clip
Cuartetango Anniversary Video
Leonardo possesses a unique spirit and is a virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin"
personifies and embodies the authentic spirit of Tango"
his knowledge of the tango violin playing conveys a century of styles"
a serious pitch to the black-tie segment"
Leonardo Suarez Paz - Tango Master of the 21st Century”
Great pizzazz” " a superior performance”
Suarez Paz … best last names of the tango legacy”
Paz's singing voice is gorgeous, so his song was a special treat that brought loud cheers from the audience."
Suarez Paz is tango royalty. For fans looking to take home their musical memories of Cuartetango…… the ensemble has recorded a terrific CD, L'Atelier”
that the tango is exportable in its classic form was artistically demonstrated by this concert. The high point was was ‘Fuga y Misterio’ of Piazzolla, notable for its classical antecedents, an homage to Bach and the Baroque, in a superior performance”