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Uruguayan Virtuoso in Warsaw
March 18, 2009   
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Luis Di Matteo, a bandoneon virtuoso from South America, will give a concert in Warsaw March 22.

A prominent musician in Uruguay, Di Matteo was born in 1934. He started his education in music attending a conservatory in his hometown of Montevideo. He formed his first band in 1962 and gave his first concerts in Europe in 1980. Between1983 and 1986, Di Matteo worked with the conservatory in Detmold, Germany.

His first collaboration with a string orchestra was in 1990/91 in Ulyanovsk, Russia, where he recorded his own compositions with soloists of the Ulyanovsk National Symphony Orchestra. The result was released as Del Nuevo Cielo (JARO 1991).

Di Matteo's biggest composition to date had its premiere in the summer of 1995, when the Uruguayan Philharmonic orchestra played Concerto para contrabajo y orquesta de cuerdos (Concert for Double Bass and String Orchestra).

Through his extensive work with string orchestras, Di Matteo has made an enormous contribution to the popularization of the bandoneon, an instrument similar to a concertina. In South america, the combination of the bandoneon with a string orchestra has a long tradition, dating back to the mid-19th century, when string instruments became an integral part of the orquesta tipica, which comprised two bandoneons, two violins, a double bass and a piano.

M.R.

Luis Di Matteo-Tangos for a Solo Bandoneon
March 22, 7 p.m. Concert hall of the Music School, 4 Namysłowska St.
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