Ben de Souza and Chloë Meade forthcoming concert dates in aid of charities Daisy’s Dream and CALM


New Autumn dates for the popular accordion and violin duo

Accordionist Ben de Souza and violinist Chloë Meade have a number of forthcoming concerts, presenting solo and duo works by composers including Schnittke, Mozart, Hermosa, Piazzolla, Zolotaryov, Bach and more.


Saturday 28th September – Salisbury Chamber Music Club

Salisbury United Reformed Church, Fisherton Street, SP2 7RG


Tickets: £6/£5, students & under 18s £2/£1


Friday 11th October – Lunchtime Recital

The New Room chapel, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE


Free entry


Friday 11th October

St Peter’s Pilning, Cross Hands Rd, Pilning, Bristol, BS35 4JB


Tickets (on the door): £10, under-16s £5


Friday 18th October

Wesley Methodist Church, Queen’s Road, Reading, RG1 4BW


Tickets (on the door): £10, under-16s £5

All proceeds to be split between Daisy’s Dream, a Reading-based charity supporting grieving children, and CALM, a national charity tackling male suicide.




TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019 – artist change

Romano Viazzani Ensemble with Barbara Dziewiecka-Data and Nick Pini inset

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho 10th March 2019

Doors 12.00 Concert 13.30

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble has been busy preparing for their Sunday lunchtime concert.  It’s with great sadness though that they are to lose their long-time excellent double bass player Yaron Stavi and his fiancée the wonderful violinist Corinna Hentschel as they are emigrating to Germany.  Stavi was with the very first combination of the ensemble back in 2009 and he and Corinna Hentschel have been RV Ensemble stalwarts since it’s relaunch in 2016. They will be sorely missed both as musicians and as friends and the Ensemble wishes them well in their new home.

The ensemble is very lucky to secure two wonderful new permanent members in the form of Nick Pini on double bass and Barbara Dziewiecka-Data on violin who will be stepping in on March 10th.

The Ensemble will be playing Tangos by Piazzolla, Traditional Tangos and some new compositions form the Ensemble’s forthcoming album London Tango.


Romano Viazzani: Accordion

Barbara Dziewiecka-Data: Violin

Jonathan Preiss: Guitar

John Bailey: Piano

Nick Pini: Double Bass

Jacqui Tate: Vocals

Joanna Strand: Vocals


You can also enjoy some of the ensembles concert highlights from the past few years’ concerts here:


About Barbara:


Barbara Dziewięcka is a Polish violinist based in London. She graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music in London where she studied with Krzysztof Smietana and Itzhak Rashkovsky.

Barbara is a winner of numerous competitions including The Audience Prize at St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition in London.

Since 2010, Barbara has been regularly working with Nigel Kennedy as a member of his ‘Orchestra of Life’ and individually, including numerous tours, viola leading at 2013 BBC Proms Festival, and a Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall with special guests Jean-Luc Ponty and Robert Plant. She also appears on Kennedy’s album ‘Recital’ recorded in Abbey Road for Sony Classical.

As a violinist in a Latin-American group called Classico Latino, Barbara performed in Colombia, including concerts in Teatro Mayor and Teatro Libre, and also recently recorded an album called “Havana Classics”, in legendary Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba.

As an orchestral player, Barbara works with various British orchestras, to include Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, and others. She has been privileged to work with such artists as Valery Giergiev, Marta Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Fleming, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Semyon Bychkov, John Elliot Gardiner and others.

Barbara also enjoys other music genres, and she recently performed with Quincy Jones, at the O2 arena in London.

Barbara is a passionate chamber musician. She co-founded the The Ultimate Tango Project and recorded a CD with Astor Piazzolla’s music in new arrangements with an innovative approach to interpretation.

About Nick Pini:

Nicholas Pini is the black sheep of the Pini family musical dynasty, wandering off-piste at an early age to explore different genres of music. After studying jazz performance at Trinity College of Music he has continued to enjoy a career playing and arranging for many different artists, from Folk/Americana artists such as Laura Marling, Ethan Johns and Nick Mulvey to Jazz musicians Jonathon Gee and Will Butterworth as well as MD’ing for Broadway singer Ramin Karimloo with his Broadgrass project.

Nick Pini

Nick Pini

Milos Milivojevic on accordion – London Tango Quintet – St Peter’s Church, Chiswick, London March 15th 2019

London Tango Quintet

March is the month of Tango!

After their sold-out 2018 concert the London Tango Quintet return to St Peter’s Church for an evening of sumptious tango classics by Piazzolla, Salgan and more.

Seating is cabaret style at tables with ample room for any tango dancers who feel like taking to the floor.

Beer, wine and soft-drinks are available.


St Peter’s Church
Southfield Road
W4 1BB


Prices: £17.49 – £20.00
Booking line: 07973343314
Book Tickets


Astor Piazzolla – Escualo
Osvaldo Pugliese – La Yumba
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion
Astor Piazzolla – Milonga del Angel
Astor Piazzolla – Michelangelo ’70
Astor Piazzolla – Libertango
Astor Piazzolla – Adios Nonino


Craig Ogden – guitar
Milos Milivojevic – accordion
David Juritz – Violin
David Gordon – piano
Richard Pryce – double bass



TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019


Romano Viazzani (accordion)
Corinna Hentschel (violin)
Yaron Stavi (double bass)
Jonathan Preiss (electric guitar)
John Bailey (piano)
Joanna Strand (singer) & Jacqui Tate (singer)

Tickets £20  available from


Accordionist Ksenija Sidorova back in UK in concert at Cadogan Hall – London Chamber Orchestra – Vivaldi & Piazzolla – The Seasons- 6th February 2019

Ksenija Sidorova

London Chamber Orchestra
The Four Seasons²

Cadogan Hall, Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7.30pm 

Part of London Chamber Orchestra 2018-19, Series discount available

So great to see the incredible accordionist Ksenija Sidorova back in the UK with amazing new arrangements of two major works. Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. What does Italian baroque music have in common with Argentinian tango? They’re both full of rhythm and dance, both have freedom to embellish and improvise. Hear the two meet as we take one of orchestral music’s most recognisable pieces and reinvent it with a Latin twist, including both violin and accordion soloists.

Sidorova has been travelling extensively all over the world doing hundreds of concerts for her German record Label Deutsche Gramophon and has been busy being a wonderful ambassador for the the accordion, it’s music and it’s image globally. She always has great affection for London as she lived here for many years and studied accordion at the Royal Academy of Music so it is great that she is able to play these double concertos at the wonderful Cadogan Hall back in the city where she spent so much of her time as a student and has so many friends.

The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Oliver Zeffman
Leticia Moreno
Ksenija Sidorova

TICKETS £40, £30, £20, £10
ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets
Students and Under 18s: £5 (available only in person with valid identification):

TANGO! The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Sunday Lunchtime- 10th March 2019


Romano Viazzani (accordion)
Corinna Hentschel (violin)
Yaron Stavi (double bass)
Jonathan Preiss (electric guitar)
John Bailey (piano)
Joanna Strand (singer) & Jacqui Tate (singer)

Tickets £20  available from


Royal Academy of Music – The Spirit of Tango – Concert

Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

The Spirit of Tango featuring Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

Friday 4th May at 7.30 pm in the Duke’s Hall, RAM. Marylebone Road, London

The internationally renowned Bandoneon virtuoso performs alongside Academy string, piano and accordion students with a programme inspired by tango music. Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi is one of those rare beasts who plays accordion and bandoneon.  He has been working with accordion students on their interpretation of Piazzolla and other Tango-related music. Pietrodarchi plays the chromatic bandoneon which many accordionists find easier to adapt to than the most common “bi-sonoric” variety used in Argentina. This gives him a unique insight into both instruments and in translating bandoneon phrasing onto the accordion. As a performer Pietrodarchi is always a joy to listen to and the accordion department were very impressive too in the last Spirit of Tango event.

Tickets are £7.50 (concessions £5.50) from the Academy’s Box Office.


Youtube Video – Romano Viazzani Quintet -Playing Astor Piazzolla’s Suite del Angel

The Romano Viazzani Quintet

Astor Piazzolla’s Suite del Angel – at The London Encounter 2016

The Romano Viazzani Quintet is happy to present the live recording of their debut performance with this line up at The London Encounter in 2016 with Romano Viazzani on Accordion, Corinna Hentschel on Violin, Jonathan Preiss on Guitar, John Bailey on Piano, Yaron Stavi on Double Bass. The ensemble specialises in traditional Argentine and European Tango and other related music and is planning a tour at the end of 2017 and into 2018.

Deco Ensemble concert, 9th July, 8pm at the Purcell Room,London with accordionist Bartosz Glowacki

Deco Ensemble concert, 9th July, 8pm at the Purcell Room,London with accordionist Bartosz Glowacki


Accordion-lovers should not miss the Deco Ensemble’s concert on the 9th of July at 8pm at the Purcell Room (Southbank Centre) in London with accordionist Bartosz Glowacki. Glowacki, who is studying at The Royal Academy of Music has just finished his undergraduate course and has been very busy working both with the Deco Ensemble and as a soloist.  He recently played in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
Established in 2013, the London-based Deco Ensemble has been described as an ‘exceptional’ ensemble ‘of the highest calibre’, with a ‘strong and highly individual voice’.This concert will mark the launch of their new album entitled ‘Encuentro’.

Deco Ensemble Album Cover 'Encuentro'










They will perform pieces featured on the recording, along with other exciting contemporary tango music written by the likes of Gustavo Beytelmann, Frédéric Devreese, Ramiro Gallo and Astor Piazzolla.

Tickets can be purchased on the Southbank’s website. Here is the direct link:

You can catch the Deco Ensemble at a variety of National and International concert venues in the following list

June 30 St James’s Church Paddington London, United Kingdom
July 01 City of London Festival London, United Kingdom
July 03 Harwich Festival Harwich, United Kingdom
July 09 Purcell Room, Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom
July 11 Oundle International Festival Oundle, United Kingdom
July 25 Festival Noches del Olivar Madrid, Spain Tickets
Sept 11 St James’ Church, Piccadilly London, United Kingdom
Oct 11 Omnibus London, United Kingdom Tickets
Nov 08 Verdi Room, Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom Tickets
Dec 02 The Forge London, United Kingdom Tickets

For links to booking tickets to the above see the ensemble’s Facebook page:


Royal Academy of Music – Bartosz Glowacki- Classical Accordion Final Recital

Bartek Glowacki

Royal Academy of Music – Bartosz Glowacki- Classical Accordion Final Recital

After 3 years of playing exams closed to public Bartosz Glowacki’s will perform his final recital, which he invites you to share with him.
He would like to create concert atmosphere and needs YOU to come and support him by your presence so he can share this 50 minutes of music with an appreciative and encouraging audience. He is a player who deserves nothing less and is a talent to watch.
The programme will include some of his favourite original accordion music as well as transcriptions.
Later, the Deco Ensemble and William Percy will join him on stage for some exciting chamber music!
The Concert takes place at: The Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, NW1 5HT London, United Kingdom on 

Friday May 29th 2015
at 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Programme includes:  Gubaidulina, Piazzolla, Lindberg, Zolotariyov, Majkusiak and Messiaen