The Tango was born more than 100 years ago in Buenos Aires in the impoverished neighborhoods of newly arrived immigrant population. Within the merging, and clashing of cultures the embrace of tango became the bridge across which the human spririt could travel. Influenced by the percussive rhythms of Candombe, tapered by the Cuban habanera and expanded in melody by European instrumentation, Tango evolved as the new language of the underworld. It enabled people to cross the economic and socail boundaries of their divided society.
Described by the New York Times as "an imaginative artist," Chilean-born flutist, Viviana Guzmán performs over 80 concerts a year throughout the world. By the age of 15, she played as a soloist with the Houston Youth Symphony, studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal and was featured on a John Denver nationally televised music special. She has performed as soloist with orchestras from Russia to Chile and in such halls as in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and other prominent stages with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Glenn Close. Ms. Guzmán studied with James Galway and Jean-Pierre Rampal and received a Master's degree from the Juilliard School with Julius Baker. She has played with the Houston Grand Opera and the New World Symphony in Miami. She has recorded with Polygram, Sugo and National Geographic record labels which have been heard nationally on NPR and other radio stations; her music video was aired internationally in 30 countries . She has performed in 72 countries including China, Tahiti, Japan, Australia, Slovenia, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Turkey and Egypt as a soloist as well as a member of “Festival of Four”, and with “Viviana & DIVAS LATINAS”.
Guitarist, arranger and composer, Aníbal Corniglio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his career he has played in many tango groups such as the Anibal Arias Guitar Quartet, Sección Vermú, Vale Tango Orchestra, etc. With them he has performed in the most prestigious stages from Buenos Aires and has toured Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and China. With Viviana Guzmán he has toured Argentina, Chile and Tahiti. More recently, Anibal has focused on playing solo as well as composing, for which he has received much acclaim from critics and colleagues alike. Though he is essentially a tango musician, he can shift effortlessly from classical to latin and world music. In this CD you can enjoy some of his latest compositions written for flute and guitar.