Special Guest pianist Christa Mierás (Amsterdam)Live on Sunday 12th of June 15:00 - 15:15
Selected by the legendary Horacio Salgán himself as his European ambassador, Christa will be accompanying pioneer singer Juan Carlos Tajes on the concert piano with a selection of their previous work. She played with the famous orchestra OTRA, debuted in 2001 in de Kleine Komedie in Amsterdam with Libertango and worked for example Susana Blasko, Mieke Manschot and Adrían Rodriquez van der Spoel. She also performs as a soloist and plays besides tango, folklore, tango contemporain and jazz.“The first time I heard the Argentine tango I was in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Tango Cuatro was playing with Carel Kraayenhof on bandoneon. Juan Carlos Tajes was on vocals. I lost my heart immediately.
Later, in Buenos Aires, it was as if I was walking in an old movie; colourful houses, green trees hanging over the streets and yellow cabs everywhere. And amidst all this beauty I noticed an old-timer, with a sign saying “Me venden” - “They are selling me”.
In tango everything has a soul.”
Photo: Marieke Böke