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Tuesday’s Falucho with Emiliano & Javier
September 30 @ 3:39 am EDT
LA ESQUINA “PORTEÑA” DE FALUCHO!
EVERY TUESDAY A CORNER OF BUENOS AIRES
EMILIANO MESSIEZ (PIANO)
JAVIER SANCHEZ (BANDONEON)
class (7:00-8:00) RENEE ROUGER
LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 8:30
Hosting and Djing RENEE ROUGER
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1979 and based in New York City since 2016, Emiliano Messiez has become one of the most in-demand pianists in the US. He has played some of New York’s most notable music venues, including Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minton’s Playhouse, Trinity Church, The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, Terraza 7, Fordham University, Astoria Tango Club, The Flatiron Room, Thalia Spanish Theatre and the Sembrich Opera Music Venue in Bolton Landing, among many others. Outside of New York, Emiliano has performed at The Barnes Foundation and Lithuanian Music Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Milford Center for the Arts in Connecticut; The Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Texas and the Théâtre Maisonneuve at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada. He has also been featured at major music festivals around the world, such as the Baradero Rock Festival in Argentina, the CT Tango Festival in Connecticut, the Harlem Music Festival and the Tango Queer Festival in New York, among many others. Emiliano has had the opportunity to play with some of the world’s top musicians throughout his career, such as Paquito de Rivera (16 time Grammy winner), Dino Saluzzi (3 time Konex Award winner), Raul Jaurena (Latin Grammy winner), Celeste Carballo, Leon Gieco, JP Jofre, Pablo Aslan, Pedro Giraudo, Alan Plachta, Martin Sued and Jose Luis Infantino. With Jose Luis Infantino, he recorded an album titled “Silencio” in 2004 which received a Unesco Prize for music, given to musicians whose work has contributed to the enrichment and development of music. Most recently, Emiliano has been the featured pianist for the hit Broadway and London show “Forever Tango” created by producer Luis Bravo, and pianist in the group The Aces of Rhythm. He has also served as the music director and pianist for the successful show “Tango Buenos Aires” created by Mario & Daniel Celario, and is the creator of “Barolo Tango,” a live tango show based in Argentina. Emiliano began playing the piano by ear at the age of 3. From there, he dedicated his life to the piano, studied and graduated from the National University of the Arts (UNA – Universidad Nacional de las Artes) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He later joined the faculty there, teaching courses in Counterpoint, Harmony and Music History in the Department of Composition. He also attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music’s Escuela de Music Contemporánea (EMC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beyond his extensive training in Classical Music, Emiliano has also mastered Tango, Jazz, Pop music and the many Latin-American Rhythms of Argentina, Spain and Brazil.
Was Born and raised in Buenos Aires, and has been playing the bandoneón for 25 years. He toured the globe with large well known orchestras and performance groups, such as Rodolfo Mederos Orchestra Tipica, Tango Pasion, Tanguera – Mora Godoy, Tango Emotion (returning to Japan for 5 consecutive years). Javier also played in many well known tango shows in Buenos Aires, such as El Viejo Almacén, Esquina de Carlos Gardel, Café Tortoni, Piazzolla Tango Theater, and many more.
He won First Place of the prestigious Che Bandoneon International Competition in August 2016 judged Victor Lavallén. He now lives and plays in New York metropolitan area with Astoria Tango Orchestra and many other tango groups.