Gabriel Rivano Trio
Gabriel Rivano TrioBandoneonist Gabriel Rivano and guitarist Victor Villadangos have been playing together for more than 20 years – on international stages, in chamber music settings and with large orchestras. On their European tours they are joined by the flutist Mónica Taragano and together they make up the “Gabriel Rivano Trio”. Characteristic of this fascinating trio is the way the classical sounds of guitar and flute interact with the subtle improvisations and arrangements of Rivano’s bandoneon.
Gabriel Rivano lives in Buenos Aires, where he was born in 1958. He is a bandoneonist, guitarist, flutist and composer who has appeared with different combinations of musicians in concert halls and theatres throughout South America, Europe and Asia. Rivano likes to work with musicians who play different types of music (tango, folk, jazz and classical). In 1990 he formed the “Gabriel Rivano Quinteto". He has written numerous pieces of chamber music and several concerts for this ensemble, including a concert for bandoneon, guitar and orchestra that had its world premiere at the famous “Teatro Colón" in Buenos Aires in 1997.
Victor Villadangos was also born in Buenos Aires and is a professor of guitar at the Juan José Castro Conservatory there. He has been touring extensively since 1980, giving concerts and performing both as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles. His concerts have been presented on all of Argentina’s prestigious stages and he has given guest performances in Europe, the United States, Canada, Israel, Japan and Latin America. In 1990, the Konex Foundation awarded him the “Diploma al Mérito" for his artistic achievements.
Mónica Taragano was born in Argentina and graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires, having studied transverse flute with Oscar Piluso. She has competed successfully in many music competitions, including winning the Franz Liszt Prize and been awarded the “Concours Presencias de la Musica" and the “Fondo National de las Artes". In 1996 she went to France on a scholarship and worked with Pierre-Yves Artaud, Mihi Kim and Arlette Biget. Her repertoire is large and extremely varied. Ms. Taragano lives in France and teaches at the Conservatory in Villeneuve St Georges.