Latin-Grammy-Nominee Hugo Satorre was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He began his music education at the Juan José Castro Conservatory in 1993. He studied with the most remarkable bandoneonistas of our times including Walter Rios, Carlos Lazzari, and Juan José Mosalini. He has shared the stage with legends of the bandoneon world such as Leopoldo Federico, Emilio Balcarce, and Jose Libertela. In 1998 he finished his undergraduate course in Argentine Music at the prestigious Universidad de San Martín. He also obtained a Law Degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2004. Hugo has performed in the most prestigious theaters and concert halls throughout the world, such as the Sydney Opera House (Australia), The Esplanade (Singapore), the Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles, US), Harris Theater (Chicago, US), Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (Malaysia), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Shanghai Oriental Art Center (Shanghai, China). In March 2012, he was the solo accompanist for Tenor Placido Domingo on a stage set up in the widest avenue of the world in Buenos Aires, 9 de Julio Avenue, in front of 120,000 people. In 2016 he released his first solo album, dedicated solely to the works of the world-renown arranger Maximo Mori. Hugo is the 2013 Latin Grammy nominee for his "Duo Ramírez-Satorre, Piazzolla de Camara”. He is also a member of these international tango projects: Quatrotango (2003-2011), Orquesta Victoria (2008-2020), Duo Ramirez Satorre ( 2005-present), Otros Aires (2004-2013), Tanghetto (2003-2006), La Tubatango (2004-2011) and "Tango Fire" (2005-2016).
He currently has a Duo with guitarist Emiliano Faryna. Hugo is a dedicated pedagogue in bandoneon education. He has compiled and written 10 books (more to be released soon) free for download for the international bandoneon community in multiple languages in his website http://hugosatorre.com.ar/. He currently teaches bandoneón, tango history, and musicality for dancers all over the world.
Tango with Winnie: Convinced of tango’s power to include everyone, pianist Winnie Cheung launched Tango With Winnie to bring live tango dance and music to both classic and unconventional tango corners of the world: concert halls, milongas, art galleries, farmers markets, K-12 schools, universities, dementia homes, assisted living spaces, prisons, town-wide multicultural celebrations, and more. Tango has deep magic: it reawakens memories of the body and of the mind; it tolerates differences; it shares culture. With veteran artists that Winnie brings from all over the world, especially Argentina, Tango with Winnie handcrafts each program towards any imaginable objective of your event and invites you sincerely to tango, whoever you are, wherever you are. Winnie has played over 300 tango events in the USA, Canada, Asia, Argentina, and even Antarctica. Her album with Cuarteto Tanguero, Guapeando, charted
Top 10 Billboard World Music in 2018. Her newest album with the duo Ben & Winnie, La Próxima Traición, was released in 2020 with glowing reviews. Originally from Hong Kong, Winnie is a globetrotting pianist holding a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters and Doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in Piano and Music Composition. She taught classes in music composition, theory, piano, choir, and music appreciation from ages 5 to 95 in Canada and USA until tango found her. More about Winnie Cheung: http://tangowithwinnie.com/
2022 Latin Grammy Nominee, Sascha Jacobsen was born into a musical family, going as far back as his great, great, great, great-grandfather, who was a bassist for the Moscow Opera. His mentors have been Michael and James Finley, John Brecher, Nico Abondolo, and Dennis Trembly, as well as Wolfgang Guttler and Shinji Eshima. He completed a Master's degree at the University of Southern California and has served on the faculty at The California Jazz Conservatory, Humboldt State University, Laney College, Golden Gate Bass Camp, and the Sequoia Chamber Music Festival.
Sascha has performed with Kronos Quartet, Rita Moreno, Hugh Jackman, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin & Patti LuPone, Marc Shaiman, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa, Eddie Duran, Dave MacNab, Tim Weed,
Tango masters Raul Jaurena, Pepe Motta, and Maria Volonte, Flamenco greats Chuscales, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Juanito Pascual, as well as Grammy-winning artists Mads Tolling and Tupac Mantilla, and many others. He was a founding member of the Classical Revolution movement, which has spread around the world, and has performed with Adam Theis and the Jazz Mafia. Sascha also performed as principal bass with the Santa Cruz Symphony, and the American Musical Theatre in San Jose, and as a section member of the Monterey Symphony and the Sarasota Opera, as well as on the world premiere production of Rita Moreno's Life Without Makeup, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, and Hugh Jackman In Performance, recorded the new cast album of A Chorus Line and has toured the world with the Argentine Tango group: Trio Garufa. He is the founder of the Musical Art Quintet which performs his original works. Strad Magazine says his music is "...Stylish and Vigorous...beautifully arranged". SF Bay Guardian says “Composer-bassist Sascha Jacobsen's concoctions hop nimbly through a world of styles while impressing with ear-catching intricacy and handsome technique.”. East Bay Express says “Classical Music is sexy again”. SF Weekly says: “Classical training and a taste for evocative melodies underpin this sound”. Sascha’s passion for music and dance has led him to collaborate with great dance groups such as The Flamenco Theatre Company of San Francisco, Tango Fatal with Choreographer Jorge Torres (Forever Tango), The Island Moving Company, San Jose Dance, and the Chitresh Das Dance Company with Jason Samuels Smith. He is in demand as a performer, composer, and arranger with commissions from the San Francisco Arts Council, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Dance, San Jose Youth Symphony, Berkeley Youth Symphony, and SF Friends of Chamber Music. Sascha is also dedicated to teaching and has coached the students at SF School of the Arts, Sacred Heart College Prep, Oakland School for the Arts, Balboa High School, St. Ignatius Prep, and talented private students.