University Relations and Communications


October 13, 2017

 Hector Del Curto


Argentine Bandoneon Maestro, Hector Del Curto, to Guest Lecture at MSUB



University Relations and Communications, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Argentine Bandoneon Maestro, Hector Del Curto, will be a guest lecturer Friday, October 13 for MSU Billings’ World Music Class in LI 148 at 10:30 AM.


Praised by the New York Times, Del Curto's career has spanned more than 25 years, encompassing traditional Tango, New Tango, Jazz, Classical and World music.  He has performed with world–renowned tango legends such as Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, saxophonist Joe Lovano, violinist Cho–Liang Lin, pianist Pablo Ziegler, as well as with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, the Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra, and the Teatro Colón Ballet among many others. 


Born in Buenos Aires, he studied Tango music at a young age, winning the Best Bandoneon under 25 when only 17 years old.  In 1999, Del Curto received the Golden Note Award from the Italian–American Network in recognition of his artistic achievements.  As conductor, he directed the spectacular show "Forever Tango" on Broadway and founded the "Eternal Tango Orchestra", a ten-piece ensemble. 


Del Curto released his second album "Eternal Piazzolla" in 2013 with a sold out concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. His first CD "Eternal Tango" was featured on Public Radio International's "The World" and BBC News.


The Tango Nuevo show, featuring Del Curto and Tango dancers Ana Padron and Diego Blanco, will be at the Alberta Bair Theater this Saturday (October 14).