Interview: Aleksandar Nikolic

Photo: BeltangoWhen Aleksandar Nikolic first listened to the music of Astor Piazzolla as a student at the classical Music Academy in Bratislava, Slovakia, his passion for this newfound music led him to devote his career to tango. Aleksandar plays both the accordion and its close cousin, the bandoneón, and is a founding member of Beltango, a tango quintet based in Belgrade. He is also the President of the Belgrade Tango Association, which every September organizes the Belgrade Tango Festival.

In his first visit to the world capital of tango as a participant in the Buenos Aires Tango Festival, Aleksandar talks with us about his passion for tango, the Belgrade Tango Fest, and Beltango’s participation in Tango Camp 2007.

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One Response to “Interview: Aleksandar Nikolic”

  1. KadmusArts Playlist » Blog Archive » Piazzolla
    March 31st, 2007 06:20
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    [...] In our podcast interview with Aleksandar Nikolic, he mentions the profound effect that the music of Astor Piazzolla had upon him — enough, in fact, to make him completely change his career path. Piazzolla’s music shows a rich spectrum of influences, from its tango roots, through classical music, electronic music, and jazz — perfectly understandable, when you consider that he had both Anibal Troilo and Nadia Boulanger as mentors. Here is a whirlwind tour through four decades of Piazzolla’s music: [...]

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