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Praised by the New York Times as a "splendid player", Argentinean bandoneonist Héctor Del Curto has captivated the audiences around the world as a soloist and chamber musician, sharing the stage with the world–renowned tango legends Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, pianist Pablo Ziegler, clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, Met Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra and Teatro Colón Ballet among many others.
Tango has been in the Del Curto family since the early 1900s. Hector's great grandfather was a bandoneonist and composer, and his grandfather, also a great bandoneon player, introduced Hector to the world of Tango and the bandoneon. By the age of 17, he had won the title "Best Bandoneon Player Under 25" in Argentina, and was invited to join the orchestra of the legendary Osvaldo Pugliese, the "Last Giant of Tango."
In 1999, Del Curto received the Golden Note Award from the Italian–American Network in recognition of his artistic achievements. As conductor, he directed the spectacular show "Forever Tango" on Broadway and founded the "Eternal Tango Orchestra" a ten piece ensemble.
Héctor Del Curto recently released his second album Eternal Piazzolla on June 18th, 2013 with a sold–out concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. His first CD Eternal Tango was featured on Public Radio InternationalÃs "The World" and BBC News.
Mr. Del Curto's recordings include performances with Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla on "Finally Together" (Lucho Records), Pablo Ziegler on the albums "Asphalt" and "Quintet for the New Tango" (BMG), "Tango Magic" (Sony Music–USA) on video and DVD and "Tango and All That Jazz" (Kind of Blue Records), and Luis Borda Cuarteto on "Linea de Tango" (Jazz and Fusion Records). Also he appears as guest artist in recordings such as Tito Puente's "Masterpiece", Paquito D'Rivera's "Funk Tango", Ricardo Arjona's "Santo Pecado" (Sony International), and Shakira's "Laundry Services" (BMG).