CC ENSEMBLE 22

Camilo Córdoba Ensemble 22
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CC ENSEMBLE 22

The Ensemble 22 was created by Camilo Córdoba in 2022. The Argentinian musician, who has been living in Brussels for several years, is considered to be one of the most renowned tango guitarists in Europe nowadays.

With an extensive career, he has delved in all styles within the genre, from the traditional danceable, to the contemporary (Piazzolla, Rovira), and the modern and fusion.

With this new project, CC Ensamble 22, he proposes a slightly broader tango journey. A game of attraction between tango and other musical styles of Latin America, certain fusions with modern styles, and the flirtation with jazz and improvisation.

The repertoire consists of some instrumental pieces by A. Piazzolla, folk Argentinian music, pieces by modern composers, and more.

For feature this project a great line-up was convened : Kaspar Uljas (bandoneón), Anke Steenbeke (piano), Rodrigo Beraldi (violin), Santiago Quagliariello (contrabass).

A great selection of musicians, all of them of great recognition and trajectory as well.

Kaspar Uljas (bandoneón)

Anke Steenbeke (piano)

Rodrigo Beraldi (violin)

Santiago Quagliariello (contrabass)

Camilo Córdoba (guitar & artistic direction)

Among his most renowned projects are the famous Violentango (Arg), Sonico (Be), Quinteto Ensueños (Fr).

Projects with which he has performed in the most important festivals and halls of all over Europe, North America, Hong Kong, Latin America.  (read +)

CAMILO CORDOBA

Camilo Cordoba guitars

He has studied at E.M.P.A (Buenos Aires – Argentina), where he did the Jazz and Tango career studying with maestros such as Anibal Arias and “Chocho” Ruiz; he also took private lessons with Javier Cohen.

He dabbled into composition with Maestros he specifically select because of their original style: Guillermo Klein, Diego Schissi, and Nicolás Gershberg.

He received recognitions from the Ministry of Culture, declared to be as “Cultural and Artistic Interest” for his quintet (2012), and declared from the Ministry for Foreing Affairs and Ministry of Tourism as “..part of the national identity of Argentina, being granted the status of   ̈Brand Ambassadors ̈ for the country. (2013).

Since 2004 he has been part of the “Violentango” quintet as guitarist and composer, with which he recorded 5 CDs, and participate in several international tours in Europe, North America and Latin America; performing at famous festivals such as Glastonbury Festival (UK), Jazz al Parque (CO), Virada Cultural (BR), Savassi Jazz (BR), Vive Latino (MX), Heineken Canarias Jazz (ES), Nishville Jazz (SR), Para Ti Latino (BR), among others.

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MUSICIANS BIO

Kaspar Uljas is a bandoneon player and composer from Estonia. Currently based in Brussels, Belgium. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Codarts University of Arts in Rotterdam, Holland. He was the leader and composer of the band Abraham’s Café. The group recorded two albums – “Journey to Haran” (2013) and “Berber Cinema” (2015). Kaspar is also a former member of the Orquesta Típica OTRA. In 2018, they released the album “Conexión Tango” with Argentinian singer Omar Mollo which was nominated for a Latin Grammy. For the last six years, he has involved bandoneon into his performances and played Argentinian music in duos with violinist Radboud Post (NL), guitarist Martin Lopez Muro (ARG); accordionist Jaak Lutsoja (EST); Martin-Eero Kõressaar (EE); Isabel Bermejo (ESP), Trio Maag & Isabel Bermejo (EE, ESP) and bigger ensembles – Gran Orquesta Típica OTRA (NL), Septeto Camaleón (NL), El Muro Tango (ARG, EE, NO), Zinnetango (BE, ARG, EE). From 2019 to 2020, Kaspar was a member of an Argentinian tango band El Muro Tango, which had regular tours around Europe and Latin America. During his prior studies, Kaspar has found that he would like to specialize in Argentinian tango/folklore and combine his previous knowledge and skills in jazz and world music as an interpreter and composer.

Rodrigo Beraldi was born in 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from Conservatorio Ciudad de Buenos Aires “Astor Piazzolla”, with a bachelor degree, under Alberto Varady and Pablo Saravi. Currently he is doing his master degree at the Conservatoire Royal of Liege under Philippe Koch. He is a member of the Argentinian National Symphony Orchestra and a former member of Theatre Colón Orchestra, National Orchestra of Argentinian Music “Juan de Dios Filiberto”, Chamber Orchestra of the National Congress and the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. He is a member of various tango groups in Argentina with which he made many records and toured around the world ( USA, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Estonia, Germany etc.).

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