The Argentinean Embassy on Friday hosted a special Tango Soiree, marking the National Day of Tango. Celebrated Romanian artists performed within the concert, such as National Opera first soloist, mezzo-soprano Oana Andra and pianist and conductor Alexandru Petrovici. According to Argentinean Ambassador Claudio Perez Paladino, tango “represents our country so well in the world and at the same time has a significant contribution to the friendship between the Romanian and Argentinean peoples.” Andra has performed on several of the world’s most renowned stages and has won 15 international awards in well-known music contests, including Francesco Vinas (Spain), IVC (The Netherlands), ARD (Germany), Julian Gayarre (Spain) and others. Petrovici has a PhD in musicology and currently teaches at the National Music University. Sort of a child prodigy, he began concerting as early as eight, with performances in Romania but also abroad, in Italy, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Japan, Norway and many others.