Solo Piano Concert by Ignacio Montoya Carlotto
November 8, 2017
At 6:30 PM
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wine of honor after the concert
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
about the concert
CThere are many nuances in Argentine music; so many that it is difficult to list them. However, some cannot simply be ignored: for example, to think of Argentine music without considering Tango is simply impossible, and one must also take into account our national folklore.
As Tango and Folklore are the foundation of Argentine culture at present, Argentine heritage as a musical language has been enriched by many other languages, which is why Jazz is an important addition. It is from this combination that my current musical proposal arose and developed, and includes works by Horacio Salgán, Astor Piazzolla, “old guard” tangos, chacareras, some zamba from Cuchi Leguizamón, as well as my own compositions, in which classical traditions join improvisational traces, as a sample of Argentine music in a timeline.
about the artist
Ignacio Montoya Carlotto, born in 1978, is a pianist, composer and arranger. At an early age, while listening to a dance orchestra, he grasped that what was happening on stage would be his vocation from then on. He was raised as Ignacio Hurban until August 2014, when he discovered his true identity: his parents were Laura Carlotto and Walmir Oscar "Puño" Montoya, and he is the grandson of Estela de Carlotto, the president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. Remarkably, after discovering his biological origin, he learned that music played an important role in his family, as his father was a drummer, his paternal grandfather played the saxophone, and his maternal grandfather was a music and jazz fan.
He has given concerts and made recordings in Argentina and abroad alongside many musicians such as León Gieco, Raúl Porcheto, Tabaré Cardozo, Agarrate Catalina, Ricardo Mollo, Guillermo Fernández, Palo Pandolfo, Lidia Borda, Carlos “Negro” Aguirre, Hugo Fattoruso, Bersuit Vergarabat, George Haslam, La Bomba de Tiempo, Juan Quintero and Luna Monti, Rodrigo Domínguez, Silvia Iriondo, Juan “Pollo” Raffo, Paolo Rossi, Francesca Ancarola, Liliana Herrero and Adrian Abonizio.