Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Cuarteto SolTango

Thomas Reif | Violin
Karel Bredenhorst | Violoncello
Andreas Rokseth | Bandoneon
Martin Klett | Piano

“Already after the first piece the Cuarteto SolTango had won over the audience. Completely. The spark was ignited as soon as the four had started. Because with this quartet everything was right. Four outstanding soloists merged into a unit that harmonized perfectly.”

The Cuarteto SolTango epitomises the next generation of authentic tango, combining the luscious sound of a traditional orquesta típica with the verve of true chamber musicianship. With the unique combination of violin, cello, bandoneon and piano, they connect the Argentine Tango of the Golden Age with the tradition of chamber music concerts. They interpret a wide variety of classic tango styles ranging from icons Aníbal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo and Lucio Demare right up to the pioneers of the Tango Nuevo, Osvaldo Pugliese and Horacio Salgán, in alluring arrangements by Martin Klett.

Since it was founded in 2008, the quartet was invited to perform repeatedly at the music festivals of Schleswig-Holstein and Oberstdorf and launched their musical brand at outstanding classical venues. The four have played at a number of international festivals – most recently at the innovative Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, the Heidelberg Spring, the Risør Chamber Music Festival and the Studio Concert series at Bavarian Radio in Munich.

Following their debut album Tango Extreme, they published their albums Cristal and Sin Palabras, collaborating with the Deutschlandfunk and the chamber music label CAvi. Rave reviews by Rondo and The Strad magazines, but also in the Tangodanza magazine proclaim their great success in the classical market as well as the international tango scene. The fourth album Misión Tango was released in 2021. In the summer of 2023 followed Poesía, the first joint album with Argentine singer Leonel Capitano.

SolTango performed live on stage during the International Tango Festival Dusseldorf and the Ghent Festival of Flanders. The four virtuosos have been celebrated by dancers at international tango festivals in Hamburg, Oldenburg and Leipzig.

Profound instrumental skills paired with a common curiosity to explore different genres unite the four musicians of the Cuarteto SolTango. Its initiator Martin Klett is known as an international prize-winner and a pianist and harpsichordist with many faces. After positions in Leipzig, Detmold and Karlsruhe, he now teaches as a lecturer at the University of Music in Hannover. The Dutch cellist Karel Bredenhorst, also a founding member, performs not just as a versatile chamber musician, but also in experimental crossover projects. Violinist Thomas Reif has been appointed concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at the age of 26, after receiving numerous international awards. The bandoneon is played by the Norwegian Andreas Rokseth, who has graduated as the best bandoneonist in the history of the Codarts University Rotterdam and who has thrilled the Argentine audience at the Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial with his Duo Julie & Andreas (Harp & Bandoneon).

Season 2023/2024 | Photo: Andrej Grilc | Quote: Mittelbadische Presse: January 14 2019
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Summer Festivals with the Cuarteto SolTango

3 July 2024

This July, the Cuarteto SolTango will be playing at several festivals, for which the four musicians will be travelling the length of Germany. Starting this Thursday they will […] more ...

The Cuarteto SolTango at the Elbphilharmonie

9 April 2024

Tomorrow evening, the Cuarteto SolTango will perform a multifaceted programme of tangos by Aníbal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese and Horacio Salgán, among others, in the Small Hall of the […] more ...

The Cuarteto SolTango at the Beethovenfest Bonn

14 September 2023

This Sunday the Cuarteto SolTango will play a concert at the Beethovenfest Bonn. The four musicians will deviate from their usual concept and present works by Johann Sebastian […] more ...

New album of the Cuarteto SolTango

18 August 2023

Today the new album of the Cuarteto SolTango is being released. On Poesía, Andreas Rokseth, Thomas Reif, Karel Brendehorst and Martin Klett finally immortalise their collaboration with the […] more ...

SolTango at the edge of the Alps

19 July 2023

The Cuarteto SolTango is touring around the Alps for concerts this weekend. With their successful program Misión Tango, they will travel from Dorf Tirol in South Tyrol to […] more ...

A weekend of SolTango

16 January 2023

Next weekend, the Cuarteto SolTango will spend with playing a concert a day. In the concert series of Lünen and Borken in North Rhine Westfalia, as well as […] more ...

Welcome Cuarteto SolTango!

14 September 2022

We are very excited to announce a new collaboration with the start of the new season: The wonderful Cuarteto SolTango now enriches the roster of the Künstlersekretariat Schoerke. […] more ...

Misión Tango

20 June 2024

In addition to compositions by Astor Piazzolla (Tango Nuevo), who is probably one of the most frequently played composers on German concert stages when it comes to tango […] more ...

Poesía

20 June 2024

Cuarteto SolTango Leonel Capitano | Vocals     “The German-Dutch-Norwegian Cuarteto Soltango accompanies the Argentine singer Leonel Capitano so authentically and vividly that it earns bravos and rapturous […] more ...

Lamento

20 June 2024

Martin Klett combined two of his great passions and combined Argentinian tangos with concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach to create the project Lamento. The Cuarteto SolTango is expanded […] more ...

Contrapunto

19 June 2024

In the programme Contrapunto, the versatile Cuateto SolTango combines works by Johann Sebastian Bach, such as Contrapunctus I BWV 1080 and movements from Robert Schumann’s Studies in Canonical […] more ...

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Poesía
with works from e.g. Elías Randal und Virgilio Exposíto
Leonel Capitano, Vocals
Thomas Reif, Violin
Karel Bredenhorst, Violoncello
Andreas Rokseth, Bandoneon
Martin Klett, Piano
CAvi (2023)

Misíon Tango
with works from e.g. Juan d’Arienzo and Alfredo Gobbi
Thomas Reif, Violin 
Karel Bredenhorst, Violoncello
Andreas Rokseth, Bandoneon
Martin Klett, Piano
CAvi (2021)

Sin Palabras
with works from e.g. Aníbal Troilo and Horacio Salgán
Thomas Reif, Violin
Karel Bredenhorst, Violoncello
Andreas Rokseth, Bandoneon
Martin Klett, Piano
CAvi (2019)

Cristal
with works from e.g. Osvalso Fresedo and Osvaldo Pugliese
Sophie Heinrich, Violin
Karel Bredenhorst, Violoncello
Rocco Heins, Bandoneon
Martin Klett, Piano
CAvi (2015)

Tango Extreme
with works from e.g. Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla
Azadeh Maghsoodi, Violin
Karel Bredenhorst, Violoncello
Rocco Heins, Bandoneon
Martin Klett, Piano
EmuBand (2011)

Cuarteto SolTango – Sin Palabras (Trailer)

Cuarteto SolTango – Si Sos Brujo

Cuarteto SolTango – A. Sureda: Ilusión Marina

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