BIO

Camilo Córdoba

Electric & clasical guitar

He has studied at E.M.P.A (Buenos Aires – Argentina), where he did the Jazz and Tango career studying with maestros such as Anibal Arias and “Chocho” Ruiz; he also took private lessons with Javier Cohen.

He dabbled into composition with Maestros he specifically select because of their original style: Guillermo Klein, Diego Schissi, and Nicolás Gershberg.

Since 2004 he has been part of the “Violentango” quintet as guitarist and composer, with which he recorded 5 CDs, and participate in several international tours in Europe, North America and Latin America; performing at famous festivals such as Glastonbury Festival (UK), Jazz al Parque (CO), Virada Cultural (BR), Savassi Jazz (BR), Vive Latino (MX), Heineken Canarias Jazz (ES), Nishville Jazz (SR), Para Ti Latino (BR), among others.

He received recognitions from the Ministry of Culture, declared to be as “Cultural and Artistic Interest” for his quintet (2012), and declared from the Ministry for Foreing Affairs and Ministry of Tourism as “..part of the national identity of Argentina, being granted the status of   ̈Brand Ambassadors ̈ for the country. (2013).

Since year 2016 he moved to Brussels, Belgium, where he lives nowadays. There he has joined some other contemporary tango groups:

Sonico” a Brussels based quintet that celebrates the repertoire of the Argentinian composer Eduardo Rovira. With this group he  has participated in important Jazz, Tango, Classical Music and World Music festivals in Latin America and Europe.

Tango de Côté” is a trío that performs their own arrangements from traditional tango pieces.

On July 2018 he has created a traditional tango quintet called “Quinteto Ensueños” in collaboration with some of the best european tango musicians from the new generation.This project works deeply into the different traditional tango styles from maestros O. Pugliese, A. Troilo, H. Salgán, Di Sarli, among others.

Nowadays he’s performing with: “Violentango”, “Sonico”, “Quinteto Ensueños”, “Quinteto Ruggiero”, “Tango de Côté”, “Agnese-Córdoba duo”, among others.

Composer & arranger:

He has composed & arrenged many pieces for “Violentango” since year 2004.

He has writen arregments for all his groups, and also for string quartet, tango quintet + string quartet, string + diferrent ensembles.

By the year 2016 he received the support from the Ministry for Foreing Affairs of Argentina for the presentation of his own project “Camilo Córdoba Ensamble” at the Arenbergschouwburg of Antwerpen. This latin-american music ensamble has performed Camilo Córdoba’s music and some original arrengments of argentinian tango and folk music, aswell as some brasilian pieces.

For this project he had great musicians on the line up, such as Mintcho Garrammone (cavaquinho, Bahiana guitar) , Lucas Turquie (guitar), Constanza Guzman (voice), Ezequiel Beraja (percusions), and the “Akthamar string quartet” from Belgium.

Camilo has wrote many arrengments for adding the guitar into tango orchestras, or to adapt the orchestra arregment into smaller formations.

Other Activities:

Since december 2016 Camilo Córdoba collaborates with the Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels ( BOZAR ) as an external Advisor for Latin-American Music. Lately he has curated the 100 years of Tangotheme, a serie of contemporary tango concerts.

Between year 2009-2013 he had collaborated with the “TangoContempo” collective, integrated by some of the referents of tango music nowadays: Esteban Falabella, Diego Schissi, Nicolás Gershberg, Sebastián Prusack, Juan Pablo Navarro, Emiliano Greco, Daniel Ruggiero. And with some special guests as Nestor Marconi, Julio Pane, Pablo Agri, Carlos Corrales, Ignacio Varchausky, Nicolás Ledesma, Cristian Zárate, among others.

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