Bandonegro is a world class tango orchestra, widely considered as the best European tango band of the younger generation, and rising stars of tango music. These Polish musicians won the hearts of listeners all over the world with their new outlook on tango, connecting tradition and modernity. Their unique musical ideas, passion and perfect sense of style have made they perform on the greatest festivals worldwide.
Their adventure began at the age of 15, winning the prestigious “Pif Castelfidardo” competition in Italy (Nuevo Tango category), a year later they recorded their debut album “Tango Nuevo by Astor Piazzolla”, which surprised polish well known musicologist, critic and music publicist:
“What musicality and maturity, at such a young age!”
In 2016, the band appeared on the Polish music scene, combining Tango with elements of jazz and rock. This resulted in joint concerts with Edyta Górniak, Mieczysław Szcześniak, Andrzej Piaseczny and Maryla Rodowicz. In May 2016, they took part in the largest concert tour in Poland “Atmasfera Tour”, playing 16 concerts in the biggest concert halls troghout the country.
In December 2017, they released their following album “Tanchestron”, which resulted in the band’s intensive concert activity throughout Europe.
“Over the last year, four young Polish gentlemen have become one of the most popular bands, performing at major milongas and festivals all over Europe!”
Tangodanza Magazine (Germany)
They have performed many times during the leading international tango festivals in Poland and abroad, among others in Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden or Norway. They collaborated with tango stars: Nelson Pino, Roberto Siri, Nito & Elba Garcia, Facundo Piñero & Vanesa Villalba, Clarisa Aragone & Jonathan Saavedra, Los Totis and Maria Ines Bogado & Roberto Zuccarino.
In January and February 2019, the band took a concert tour in Argentinian Buenos Aires. The musicians aroused huge applause from their audience, performing in iconic clubs and during the prestigious Argentina Tango Salon festival. Famous tango legends and native Argentinians gathered in Salon Canning, La Viruta or Bilongon they could not withhold their admiration for the band’s sound:
“Unusual energy and unique sound. There are only four band members but they sound like a 10-person orchestra!”
Nito Garcia (legendary Argentine dancer)
Bandoneon / Accordion
Born in Poznań, 1993. He attended Prof. Jerzy Kaszub’s classes and graduated from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.
Developed his skills under the tutelage of famous musicians, such as Prof. Klaudiusz Baran, Prof. Grzegorz Stopa, Prof. Alexander Dmitriev and Jurij Szyszkin. Laureate award winner in national and international contests. In 2010, during one competition he heard Astor Piazzolla's music. During this moment he was fascinated by tango and as a result, decided to form his own band.
Born in Poznań, 1993. Since the age of 12, prominent teacher Prof. Wojciech Maliński has led him. Under the mentorship of Prof. Wojciech Grabarczyk, he studied at the Academy of Music in Poznań. Additionally, in 2015, he graduated with a degree in Management and Marketing.
He has won multiple laureate awards at national and international violin competitions. Solo performances ceased to interest him immediately after establishing the band. Sharing his emotions on stage and in front of large audiences gives him the biggest satisfaction.
Born in Poznań, 1993. A student of the famous polish pianist Prof. Bogumił Nowicki. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań.
A laureate award winner for the international piano competition “Amadeus” in Brno, „Concours Musical De France” in Krakow and the piano competition „Hillera” in Gorlitz. He has perfected his artistry under the watchful eyes of Aleksiej Orłowiecki, Martin Hughes, Roberto Siri, Elżbieta Tarnawska, Monika Sikorska- Wojtacha and Waldemar Wojtal.
Born into a musical family, in Poznań, 1993. Since childhood, his parents infected him with an unusual sensitivity towards sounds. He learned how to play the piano in class. However, in 2004, he switched over to the double bass. He first graduated with a honours degree from the Musical College, then the Academy of Music under the tutelage of Prof. Szymon Guzowski, gaining the title Master of Arts.
His second passion is composing. Songs of his creation and arrangements can be heard at every concert.