INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION "Heinrich Band"
Composition Competition ‘Heinrich Band’ is the only competition worldwide dedicated to compositions for bandoneόn, providing further evidence of the strong cultural interest revolving around this instrument. Yet, despite its increasing popularity, the bandoneόn is often associated to the tango genre only, to the detriment of its countless potentials, which make it suitable for lots of musical genres, from classical music to jazz, up to contemporary music. This is partly explained by the fact that the bandoneón repertoire deepens its roots in the music domain originating from the Rio Plata region; on the other hand, contemporary compositions for this instrument are not very common. Thus, the competition meets bandoneonists’ need to emancipate the bandoneόn as an instrument solely destined to perform the tango genre, by creating a new concert repertoire allowing to breath fresh life into the present bandoneón literature, by innovating and enriching it, without neglecting its origins.
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