Astoria quintet is proud to participate at the 2013 edition of the prestigious Castelfidardo accordion festival in Italy, an organisation that confirms the appointment in September (19 – 22) with a full calendar of musical events, all FREE ENTRY.
The program of the Festival offers Gala Performance at the Theatre, night and day live concerts, the Young Club Music to introduce young people to music education, master classes, presentation CDs, exhibitions and display areas, and a new exciting edition of the Music Reality Show in live streaming and web TV all over the world!
The Astoria ensemble specialises exclusively in the works of Astor Piazzolla, transcribed and adapted by the accordionist Christophe Delporte. Made up of five artists, Christophe Delporte (accordion, bandonion, accordina, arrangements), Isabelle Chardon (violin), Eric Chardon (cello), Leonardo Anglani (piano), Santo Scinta (percussion), all graduates of Belgium's Royal Conservatories, international competition winners or members of leading orchestras, Astoria has established a strong identity through the rigour, energy and emotions communicated by their performances. Following in Astor Piazzolla's furrow, Astoria stands at the crossroads. A constant concern for musical quality and instrumental mastery brings their approach close to the classical universe, in which they all received their training. But, while they bring to the fore the exquisite subtleties of the Argentine master's writing, they also preserve all the bewitching rhythmic and melodic charm of the original versions. In switching the low ceilings of smoke filled bars or recording studios for the concert hall, the ensemble is faithful to the composer's own aspirations: in his latter years, Piazzolla liked the unique and inimitable of his ensemble to exhale freely in an appropriate setting.
Dates:18 September 2013
With the support of:Bugari Armando Accordions