About us

We love music, we love tango!

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 excellent sensitivity for the Argentine tango 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 musicologists, critics and music publicists:

“What musicality and maturity, at such a young age!”

Andrzej Chylewski

In 2016, the band appeared on the Polish music scene, combining Tango with elements of jazz and rock. This resulted in joint concerts with polish stars: Edyta Górniak, Andrzej Piaseczny or Maryla Rodowicz. In May 2016, they took part in a nationwide concert tour “Atmasfera”, playing 16 concerts in the biggest concert halls.

In December 2017, they released their second 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 during the leading international tango festivals in Poland and abroad in: Argentina, Germany, Netherland, Italy, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden or Norway. They’ ve collaborated with outstanding tango stars: Fernando Suárez Paz (Astor Piazzolla Quintet), José Colángelo, Nelson Pino, Roberto Siri, Nito & Elba Garcia, Los Totis czy Maria Ines Bogado & Roberto Zuccarino.

In January and February 2019, the band performed during 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 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)

Tango Gallo Ciego performed by Bandonegro was presented during the finals of the World Tango Dance Tournament – the biggest tango event in the world. In June 2019, band released their third album “Hola Astor”, combining tango with elements of jazz and rock, which was hailed by music publicists as a real revolution in the tango music.

“Bandonegro is not only a band, it is a phenomenon on the Polish music scene”

Adam Baruch (JazzForum, PolishJazz)

In October 2020, the fourth album “Tangostoria” was released by the prestigious DUX publishing house.

About us

Team members

Michał Główka

„Thanks to music I can speak in a language that everyone interprets differently.”

Michał Główka

Bandoneon / Accordion

Born in Poznań, 1993. In 2018 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the class of prof. Jerzy Kaszuba

He developed his skills with outstanding musicians such as Prof. Klaudiusz Baran, Prof. Grzegorz Stopa, Prof. Alexander Dmitriev and Jurij Szyszkin. He is a laureate of national and international competitions. In one of them, in 2010, he heard a piece by Astor Piazzolla. Since then, he fell in love with tango and decided to form his own band.

Jakub Czechowicz

„I want my music to detach listeners from their everyday lives, to take them to a different world.”

Jakub Czechowicz

Violin

Born in 1993 in Poznań. Led by outstanding educators prof. Wojciech Maliński and prof. Michał Grabarczyk, graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań in 2014.

He is a laureate of many violin competitions, both national and international. He took part in master classes conducted by outstanding musicians: Robert Kabara, Kazimierz Kudanowski, Roberto Siri, Klaudiusz Baran and Konstanty Andrzej Kulka. Founder and president of the La Vita Arte foundation, which aims to promote tango music by initiating, supporting and implementing programs and research, publishing, artistic and educational projects.

Marek Dolecki

„When I feel that the audience let themselves be swept off their feet, I become inspired by something… out of this world.”

Marek Dolecki

Piano

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.

Marcin Antkowiak

"Tango is a language, which particularly brings me in touch with my emotions."

Marcin Antkowiak

Double bass

Born in 1993 in Poznań. Composer, arranger, instrumentalist. He began learning to play in the piano class, in 2004 he changed the instrument to the double bass. He graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in the class of prof. Szymon Guzowski.

He has collaborated with many orchestras and philharmonics in Poland and abroad. In 2017, he auditioned for the position of the double bass player of the Orchester Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. He is a laureate of the 14th Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition organized by Polish Musical Publishing House. In 2020, at the request of the German ARD Television, he wrote and arranged the music for the film "Tanze Tango mit mir". Marcin Antkowiak's compositions have received many positive reviews in Polish and foreign press - “This is no longer just "Nuevo tango", but it's multidimensional poetry of music, created with thoughtfulness and nobility" - (Polish album, Polish music)

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