Duo Kaspar Uljas & Martín López Muro

                Kaspar Uljas – bandoneón
                Martín López Muro – guitar

Martín López Muro – Argentinian, currently lives and teaches in Belgium. He has studied at Conservatorio de Música de Bahía Blanca and La Plata University (Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Nacional de La Plata) in Argentina. He has also been active as a viola player in many youth orchestras. Martín’s repertoire ranges from folk, tango and classical music to his own compositions. In September 2014 he plans to finish his guitar studies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent.

In 2013, Muro was an exchange student in the guitar class of Heiki Mätlik at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. During the same year he participated in many projects and gave both chamber and solo concerts. This was also the time and place when and where Muro met the bandoneón player Kaspar Uljas, which has now resulted in a fruitful longer time cooperation. The duo has already given concerts in Estonia and Belgium.

Kaspar Uljas – Estonian, accordion and bandoneón player. He finished the studies of Jazz music under Tiit Kalluste at Tallinn Music School of Georg Ots (G. Otsa nimeline Tallinna Muusikakool). He is now continuing his studies at the Jazz music department of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Kaspar Uljas is active in many music genres and ensembles. He has gained most popularity as the composer and leader of the world music group Abraham's Café, with which they have given more than 90 concerts at various festivals and clubs over 4 years, both in Estonian and abroad (Finland, Latvia, Cyprus).

Kaspar’s great interest in tango music has lead him to bandoneón studies, which he has taken for the last 1.5 years as a self-learner. A year ago, together with Martín López Muro, they performed Astor Piazzolla’s bandoneón and guitar concert "Hommage a Liege" (Hommage a Liege: Concierto para Bandoneon y Guitarra) for the first time in Estonia. This is what they will re-create and perform also this time, together with the String Quintet.

In the programme: A. Troilo, A. Piazzolla, M. Mercadante, E. Arolas, V. Greco, P. Laurenz.