Alejandro Schwarz

He began taking private lessons of classical and electric guitar at the age of eight and later he attended to Escuela de Musica Popular de Avellaneda (Tango, Jazz, Folklore). His musical education includes private lessons of counterpoint with professor Laura Baade, private lessons of harmony and improvisation with professor Daniel Jauregui, private lessons of harmony and composition with composer Gustavo Beytelmann. As a Guitarist, he began his profesional career as a « rock and roll » guitarist until the age of 20 and then got into tango music after he met teachers from the tango department of the EMPA which inspired him deeply. After that he founded and integrated as orchestra « El Arranque » (Argentina), Quinteto « La Bordona » (Argentina). He integrated quinteto « Tiempo Sur » (France). He has acompanied singers like Silvana DELUIGI (France), Haydée ALBA (France), Anna SAEKI (Japan), Julia MIGENES (United States). He is now a member and founder of the quinteto « El Después » (France) and septeto « La Academia » (France). His experience as an arranger of traditional and modern tango includes works for: orchestra « El arranque », Quinteto « La Bordona », quinteto « Tiempo Sur », septeto « La Academia », quinteto « El Después », sexteto « Las Malenas ». He has arranged for the quinteto « Volcano » and the BBC orchestra (England). Many different comissions for tango singers and dancers. His experience as a composer of traditional and modern tango includes many instrumental pieces for: orchestra « El arranque », Quinteto « La Bordona », quinteto « Tiempo Sur », septeto « La Academia », quinteto « El Después », sexteto « Las Malenas », the big orquesta tipica « OTRA » (Rotterdam), « Mala Pinta » quartet Vocal pieces comissioned by japanese singer Anna SAEKI: « Canto de sirena », « Mi vals », « Barrio », « El paso del tiempo », « Un tango para Hiroshima ». A piece for ensemble commissioned by the Loch Shiel Spring Festival: « Lady Chisholm’s songbook ». A suite of for pieces for tango ensemble with saxophon comissioned by the Buenos Aires Tango Festival: « Continuidad de los parques ». He also composed the music for the film « Le roi et le mousquetaire » (Villiers le Bel, France). Discography: “TANGO” / EL ARRANQUE [Vaivén, 1998] “CABULERO” / EL ARRANQUE [Epsa, 2000] “CANTO DE SIRENA” / ANNA SAEKI & TIEMPO SUR [Rentrak, 2001] “LA ARGENTINA” / JULIA MIGENES [TREMA, 2003] “OMOI” / ANNA SAEKI (Rentrak Japan Co. Ltd., 2003) “Gran septeto LA ACADEMIA” / Septeto LA ACADEMIA [Sam, 2006] “REUNIÓN” / Quinteto EL DESPUÉS [Típica, 2006]