Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman
Argentine bandoneón and piano duo
World-class musicians Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman have united their talents to develop and further the appreciation of the tango, milonga, candombe, and other Latin American musical forms in the rarely heard partnership of the bandoneón and piano. Their performances reflect the elegance and the subtlety of the traditional tango, the sauciness of the milonga, the romance of the waltz, and the temperament and power of the contemporary tango.
The Binelli-Ferman Duo’s ability to reach out to their audiences in conversation and through music has made its performances an amazing experience for concert enthusiasts worldwide.
Since their debut in January 2000 in New York City, they have toured extensively throughout the world including performances in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Rome, Paris, Munich, Berne, and St. Petersburg, as well as in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami. In addition to concert appearances, they have presented master classes on the music of Argentina and the tango in the United States, Canada and in cities throughout Japan and China.
The Duo also performs worldwide as featured artists with chamber and symphonic orchestras in a project called Orquestango that highlights the music of Binelli, Piazzolla and Horacio Salgán, among others.
The Binelli-Ferman Duo has performed as soloists in North America with: the San Francisco, Colorado and Vancouver Symphonies, internationally with the Eskisehir Symphony (Turkey) and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra and in Latin America with the Montevideo Philharmonic (Uruguay), the Symphonic Orchestra of Concepción, Chile, and the Symphony orchestras of Mendoza, Parana and La Plata, Argentina.
The Duo has recorded Imágenes de Buenos Aires for Romeo Records and Epsa Music, Orquestango vols. I and II with the The Montevideo Philharmonic, for Sondor Records and New Tango Vision with the guitarist Eduardo Isaac.
About Daniel Binelli (bandoneón)
Internationally renowned composer, arranger and master of the bandoneón, Argentine Daniel Binelli tours extensively in concert and recital. Binelli is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. In 1989 Daniel Binelli joined Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Sextet, touring internationally.
Daniel Binelli is the Music Director of Tango Metropolis Company, featured at a PBS Documentary “Tango the Spirit of Argentina“ and on a BBC documentary on Astor Piazzolla’s life.
A seasoned composer in his own right. Binelli has created and arranged music for solo instruments, quintet, chamber and symphonic orchestras, dance and film music. His versatility allowed him to work from all tango styles to the contemporary language.
About Polly Ferman (piano)
One of the leading interpreters of the music of the Americas, Polly Ferman has been precognized as a “Musical Ambassador of the Americas.” (The Japan Times). She has been featured soloist with the Symphonies of San Francisco, Colorado, Vancouver, Indianapolis, Tokyo Philharmonic, Kharkov Philharmonic, Philippines Philharmonic, Sâo Paulo State Symphony and the National Symphony of Argentina., in addition to recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory and Takemitsu Halls, Virginia’s Wolf Trap, London’s St. Martin in the Fields, Koncert Halle of Munich, and the Buenos Aires Teatro Colon among others..
Polly Ferman has created, directs and performs as pianist: GlamourTango, a musical celebrating Women in Tango with an all female cast.
Her numerous recordings constitute one of the world’s most extensive collections of Latin American repertoire,
Some critical acclaim
“. . . Nostalgia, lyrical passion and throbbing dance rhythms that mark Piazzolla’s works. . . the two musicians engaged in ravishing improvisatory flights of fancy that spelled pure jazz” (Washington Post)
“Masterly wedding of authentic native impulses in the context of a refined classical construction.” (La Nacion, Argentina)