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Music of the Americas will host a concert in duo with pianist Guillermo Zarba and guitarist Hugo Romero, with music based on Argentine folk styles through the lens of jazz.
Watch Guillermo Zarba performing on Argentinean TV
Argentine composer and pianist Guillermo Zarba was born in Entre Rios. He studied piano and composition in his native province and Buenos Aires. He has received numerous awards from institutions including the Asociación de Cronistas del Espectáculo in 1994. He has lectured on Argentinean folk music at the Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios and in Brazil. He has performed in the most important concert halls in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina, as well as in Brazil and Europe. His latest recording, Salto Grande, was well received by the critics and features an all-star cast of Argentinean jazz and folk musicians.
Hugo Romero has toured Europe, Japan, and Brazil with a variety of Argentinean musicians, and participated in numerous recordings, including the solo part in the Camerata Bariloche’s recording of the Concierto para Bandoneón, Guitarra y Orquesta de Cuerdas by Astor Piazzolla. He has participated in the most important festivals in Argentina and appeared in on-stage ensembles at the Teatro Colón. He studied with Abel Carlevaro and currently teaches Tango Guitar and Tango Ensemble at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda, where he was the director of the Tango area.