Pablo Ziegler with the Bravo Ensemble and Orchestra Wellington

Pablo Ziegler Rehearsal at Wellington Opera HouseGrammy Award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler performed with Astor Piazzolla, the father of Nuevo Tango, for many years. Because of this he is considered by many to be the most authentic performer of Piazzolla’s work.

From Buenos Aires, Ziegler began playing jazz at the age of 14. He studied classical performance and later began arranging classical music for jazz trio, before joining Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango Quintet in 1978. Since Piazzolla’s retirement, Ziegler has continued to play in the Nuevo Tango genre, which incorporates tango, elements of classical music and aspects of jazz improvisation.

In this performance at the Wellington Jazz Festival, Ziegler leads musicians from two Wellington ensembles, the tango group Bravo Ensemble and Orchestra Wellington.

Image: Pablo Ziegler rehearsing at Wellington Opera House. Photo: RNZ

Pablo Ziegler, Bravo Ensemble, Orchestra Wellington

ZIEGLER: Asfalto; PIAZZOLLA: Introduccion al angel; PIAZZOLLA: Imagenes 676; COBIAN/ CADICAMO: Nostalgias; PIAZZOLLA: Otoño Porteño; ZIEGLER: Milonga en el viento; ZIEGLER: El Empedrado; COBIAN/ CADICAMO: Nieblas del riachuelo; PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion; PIAZZOLLA: Fuga y misterio; PIAZZOLLA: Libertango; PIAZZOLLA: Fugata ; PIAZZOLLA: Ovlivion; PIAZZOLLA: Libertango; ZIEGLER: La Rayuela

Recorded in the Wellington Opera House by Radio New Zealand Concert