Friday 9 August, 8:00 pm – Voss church
Geir Draugsvoll and Mette Rasmussen
Welcome to this concert filled with passion! This duo consisting of Geir Draugsvoll, (accordion) and Mette Rasmussen (piano) have been playing concerts all around the world in countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, France and China. Often with the well-known and loved composer Astor Piazzolla on their concert programme. The Tango Nuevo’s passionate and sensitive melodies have become the duo’s trademark, and colours every corner of their music. They are now releasing the CD ”Time of Life” on Naxos with arrangements of some of the composer’s most popular tangos.
Geir Draugsvoll (NO) is internationally known as one of the most important accordion players. With his virtuoso technique and wide range of genres, he has given concerts at festivals and with orchestras all around the world. He has also worked with many of the leading composers of our time. Mette Rasmussen (DK) has played concerts in many countries, and she has been broadcast on radio and television. She has also released the CD “Sentiments” on the label Scandinavian Classics with French piano music.
During his very productive carrier, Piazzolla also moved towards classical composed music. Through one of his many classical works ”Hommage à Liège” you will hear a slightly different side of the tango composer, but nevertheless as beautiful and passionate as always.