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September 25, 2021

Special resonances with Omar Massa at the bandoneon and conductor Jozsef Horvath

“Moldova” Philharmonic from Iasi invites the audience at the concert called “Special Resonances” (“Rezonante inedite”), held by Omar Massa (Argentina) at the bandeoneon, together with the conductor Jozsef Horvath, on Thursday, April 28, at 7.00 pm.

The program includes two performances at Iasi: Astor Piazzolla – Concert for bandeoneon, strings orchestra and percussion, and Alexandr Glazunov – Symphony No.5, Op.55.

Omar Massa was born in 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began to learn playing piano when he was 5 years old; at the age of 7 he started to play music by Astor Piazzolla at “Café Tortoni”, a famous tango house in Buenos Aires. At the age of 12 he was admitted to the National Music Conservatory, where we studied bandeoneon with famous teachers, such as Rodolfo Mederos, Marcos Madrigal or Julio Pane. He was also a disciple of Master Alejandro Barletta.

One of the biggest events where he attended was held in March 2011, when he accompanied Placido Domingo in front of an audience of 120,000 people, in Buenos Aires, on “9 de Julio” Arena. At the same event he played with the soprano Virginia Tola and with Buenos Aires Philharmonic, conducting the Bandeoneon Group which Placido Domingo decided to end the concert in Argentina.

At the age of 41, conductor József Horváth already enjoys more than 10 years of international career, especially after he received the recommendation from Master Ghennadi Rozhdestvensky, following Gotha classes in 2005.




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