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