Quinteto del Fuego

Biography Quinteto del Fuego

Quinteto del Fuego
Five exceptional, internationally renowned soloists combine their passion for the music of Astor Piazzolla and his revolutionary style "Tango Nuevo". The instrumental virtuosity, rhythmic complexity and modern harmonic expression of the music and its deep poetic and emotional message are wonderfully conveyed in the interpretation of the ensemble. A compelling and dramatic performance, expressing the love and melancholy, the freedom and anxiety, the hope and despair...

The quintet specialises in playing and reinterpreting the tango and is made up of Elmira Darvarova, violin, Stéphane Chapuis, bandonéon, Irina-Kalina Goudeva, double bass, George Vassilev, guitar, and Lionel Monnet, piano.

To capture the energy and richness of this complex and intoxicating music, we turned to Jean-Claude Gaberel, the world-renowned sound engineer who has won a César for his work on the soundtrack to the film Farinelli. Together with an array of exceptional microphones, many of which valve-based, Jean-Claude Gaberel used a Pyramix virtual studio to create very high definition (24 bit, 384 KHz DXD) audio files.

Elmira Darvarova, the famous American violinist who plays the violin in this fiery quintet, summed up the session on her Facebook page: “In Switzerland at the sensational debut of the new super-group QUINTETO DEL FUEGO, performing to standing ovation (with multiple encores) at sold-out venues, and recording for the renowned Stenheim "Swiss Made Audio Excellence" for their prestigious "Stenheim Acoustic Sessions" program with globally-recognized sound engineer and Cesar winner)Jean-Claude Gaberel.”

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