World-class musicians Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman have united their talents to develop and further the appreciation of the tango, milonga, candombe, and other Latin American musical forms in the rarely heard partnership of the bandoneón and piano. Their performances reflect the elegance and the subtlety of the traditional tango, the sauciness of the milonga, the romance of the waltz, and the temperament and power of the contemporary tango.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Binelli-Ferman Duo’s ability to reach out to their audiences in conversation and through music has made its performances an amazing experience for concert enthusiasts worldwide. Since their debut in January 2000 in New York City, they have toured extensively throughout the world including performances in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Rome, Paris, Munich, Berne, and St. Petersburg, as well as in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Bogota, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo. In addition to concert appearances, they offer master classes on the music of Argentina and Tango.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Duo also performs worldwide as featured soloists with chamber and symphonic orchestras including a wide repertory of music by Daniel Binelli, Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Salgán, among others. Some of the orchestras the Binelli-Ferman Duo performed with, are: the San Francisco, Colorado, Vancouver (USA) Symphonic orchestras, Eskisehir Symphony (Turkey), Hong Kong City Chamber, Xalapa Symphony (Mexico) Minas Gerais Symphony (Brazil), National Symphony of Argentina, Mendoza, Paraná and La Plata Symphony, (Argentina). Montevideo (Uruguay), Filarmonic and the Concepcion Symphony orchestra, (Chile).
The Duo has recorded, among others, Imágenes de Buenos Aires, Orquestango I, Orquestango II with the Montevideo Philharmonic, New Tango Vision with guitarist Eduardo Isaac, Tango Reunion, recorded live in Poland. Tango Fado with the Manhattan Camerata, Tango Ahora with the Prague Symphony orchestra.

 


Daniel Binelli

Music director / Bandoneonist / Composer / Arranger (www.danielbinelli.com)

Internationally renowned composer, arranger and master of the bandoneon, Argentine Daniel Binelli tours extensively in concert and recital. Binelli is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. In 1989 Daniel Binelli joined Astor Piazzolla ́s New Tango Sextet, touring internationally. Orchestras with whom Mr. Binelli has appeared as guest soloist include, among others with the Symphony Orchestras of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Virginia, Sidney, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint Petersburg and Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Some of the conductors with whom Binelli has worked include: Charles Dutoit, Lalo Schiffrin, Franz Paul Decker, Robert Spano JoAnn Faletta, Giselle Ben Dor, Isaiah Jackson, Michael Christie, Lior. Shambadal and Daniel Schweitzer, Binelli conducted Piazzolla ́s operita: “María de Buenos Aires” in Sicily (Italy) with Italian singer, Milva.

Mr.Binelli’s collaborations include duo performances with pianist Polly Ferman and guitarist Eduardo Isaac, as well as the Binelli- Ferman- Isaac Trio. Daniel Binelli is the Musical Director of Tango Metropolis Company, featured at a PBS Documentary” Tango the Spirit of Argentina “and on a BBC documentary on Astor Piazzolla’s life.

A seasoned composer in his own right. Binelli has created and arranged music for solo instru- ments, quintet, chamber and symphonic orchestras, dance and film music. His versatility allowed him to work from all Tango styles to the contemporary language. Some of the many international orchestras, ensembles, Tango companies and soloists that have requested arrangements or commissioned works from Daniel Binelli include the Zurich Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival, Montevideo Philharmonic, Colombia Sympho- ny, Buglisi-Foreman Dance Company, Tango Metropolis Company, GlamourTango Company, Milva as well as Osvaldo Pugliese Orquesta Tipica and Tango 7. Additionally, Binelli has composed music for the Argentine films: India Pravile, Funes un Gran Amor and Tango Baile Nuestro.


Polly Ferman

Music Director / Pianist / Educator (www.pollyferman.net)

A leading interpreter of the music of the Americas, pianist Polly Ferman captivates audiences with outstanding performances of works by Latin American composers. Recognized by The Japan Times as ” Musical Ambassador of the Americas.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ferman’s numerous recordings include: “Ern esto Lecuona Danzas Cubanas”, “Habaneras, Milongas, Tangos”, Música para piano de Ariel Ramírez”, Argentine Piano Music”, “Ariel Ramirez, La Ultima Palabra”, “Waltzes of the Americas”, “Piano Music by Ernesto Nazareth”, “Imágenes”, “Orquestango I” , “Orquestango II”, “New Tango Vision”, “Tango Reunion, recorded live in Poland”. “Tango Fado”, “Tango Ahora”, “GlamourTango”, “Homage to Tango , The Music of Daniel Binelli” “ Loving, The Tango of Astor Piazzolla”, and “Tango Metropolis”

Ferman’s tours as a soloist have included performances with prestigious orchestras around the world, including the San Francisco, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Philippines, Jarkov and Argentine National Symphonies, among others, as well as recitals stages such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tokyo’s Takemitsu Hall, London’s St. Martin in the Fields, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre and Bogota’s Teatro Mayor.

Ferman created, directs and performs in GlamourTango, a unique all female international multimedia music and dance show. The ultimate homage to Women’s Empowerment. www.glamourtango.com

A cultural entrepreneur, Ferman is the founder and artistic director of Pan American Musical Art Research, a 501(c) (3) organization she founded in 1984 to promote awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of Latin America. www.pamar.org.