Tango is considered a very special genre in the world of musical heritage. Originating in cafes and bars, it has transformed into an acclaimed arts movement, amplified by Osvaldo Pedro Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla. Today, tango is performed at the best concert halls across the globe and since 2009, has been included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
Alexander Souptel, Masako Suzuki White, Guennadi Mouzyka and Santiago Jiaxi Zhang come together from around the globe to join their hearts and perform their favourite tango tunes for you! These tunes unite the hot vibe...
Start Sales Date
Esplanade&Me Priority Booking
15 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
19 Jul 2021 onwards, 12am
Esplanade Box Office:
19 Jul 2021, 12 noon - 6pm
Approximately 30 minutes
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted from 24 Apr 2021. To ensure a smooth entry, please download the TraceTogether app ahead of the performance if you have not already done so. We regret that patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children above 6 years must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
- Maintain safe distancing between groups.
- Keep your mask on and practice good personal hygiene.
- Temperature screening is implemented at all entrances.
- Use the hand sanitiser provided around the centre and in the performance venues.
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.
- Unless otherwise stated, audiences are not required to go through pre-event Antigen Rapid Test.
- Esplanade reserves the right not to admit patrons who do not comply with prevailing safe management measures.
- Stay at home if you're unwell.
Alexander Souptel was born in Southern Russia in 1948 to a family of musicians including his father who was a conductor. He picked up the violin at the age of five and learnt the piano for seven years. He enrolled at Gnessin State Musical College, completing his high school studies in 1967 before graduating in 1972. In 1980, he served as leader of the USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra (known today as the State Symphony Capella of Russia) for 10 years, under then principal conductor, Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Souptel was recognised as a "rare and excellent concert master and soloist" by Rozhdestvensky. In 1982, he performed for the first time a violin poetry recital together with the orchestra led by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Aman Agajkov. In 1986, he earned the Russian Honorary Artist medal. In Moscow, he actively performed as a leader as well as a soloist with various renowned orchestras. Souptel led the Moscow Symphony Orchestra before he served as a concertmaster of Singapore Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 2013. Today, he holds many performances and nurtures young musicians at Virtuosi Music Centre.
Born in Japan, Masako Suzuki White started playing the violin at the age of four. At nine years old, she received an award for solo recital and since then, has continued to participate in several national competitions. White enrolled at Toho Gakuen School of Music and was under the tutelage of Ryo Kubota and Hideo Saito. White performed in a concert held at Tokyo Yamaha Hall which the then prince of Japan attended. Since then, she has performed in many other venues.
In 1996, she earned a scholarship and enrolled at the Royal College of Music. Being the most outstanding performer, she was under the mentorship of Leonard Hias during her postgraduate education and at the time of graduation, she was awarded the highest honours award, Soloist Diploma.
In 2002, together with Braddell Heights Orchestra, she played for Esplanade's opening ceremony. Currently she does her solo and chamber music performances together with Alexander Souptel, ex-concertmaster of Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) or other musicians.
White is also the principal of Virtuosi Music Centre, where she has trained and nurtured young musicians. With more than 40 years of teaching experience, she has widened her students' learning experiences by inviting world-renowned artists to hold concerts, lessons and master classes. Many of her students from Virtuosi Music Centre has participated and won the honorary prizes in various notable competitions such as the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, The Paganini Competition and The international Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.
Since 1992, Guennadi Mouzyka, is the one name in Singapore associated with the double bass.
He has established himself not only as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass, but as a recitalist. His solo repertoire includes works ranging from baroque to contemporary music. He premiered Singapore compositions Inner Voice by Anne LeBaron and Natural by Tan Chan Boon for Double Bass solo, Op.47 that was dedicated by the composer to him.
As a chamber musician Guennadi has performed with Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Ensemble, T'ang Quartet, The Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, and collaborated with Alina Ibragimova, Jeff Bradetich and Nobuko Imai.
Guennadi is an Artist Faculty in Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Of Music and regularly conducts double bass master-classes in Europe, Asia and the United States. His past students hold active positions in the profession, performing and teaching throughout the world.
Santiago Jiaxi Zhang began his accordion career at the age of five when he was accepted by the Xi'an Children's Palace Accordion Group. Soon after, he enrolled in the Xi'an Conservatory of Music and was supervised by Executive Director of Chinese Musicians' Association - Accordion Council, A. Professor Liu Yongyuan. Zhang has performed over a hundred concerts in China, Singapore and the USA, and his playlist covers a variety of Western and Chinese music styles. Zhang was the 1st prize winner of the National High School Winter Music Camp in China, and his most notable solo performances of Variations on Ukrainian Theme and The Taking of Tiger Mountain won him multiple awards. In recent years, Zhang has been devoting himself to cultivating Singapore's local accordion culture through co-founding the Accordions Singapore community and Accordion Singapore Ensemble. Zhang teaches the accordion to students aged five to 70 years old.
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