A treasure island of piano music — Spiegel Online
The Grand Piano label continues to uncover gems of the piano repertoire. — Fanfare

Emilio Balcarce (1918 - 2011)

Emilio Balcarce was a violinist, bandoneonist and arranger. His main achievement came in the year 2000 when a young musician, Ignacio Varchausky, proposed to the Secretary of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires to form a tango orchestra that would recreate and teach the spirit and styles of the 1940s to the next generations. So, the Orquesta Escuela de Tango was born and Balcarce was chosen as its director. He was able to transmit his great knowledge of the many styles of the old orchestras by teaching their original arrangements.

– Mirian Conti


Role: Composer

Role: Artist