life on stage - our life on stage!
In 2004 Anja Konjen, at that time together with Claudia (accordion) founded the Tango Orchestra TANGO MISTERIO.
Over the years, the cast has changed and expanded. Today TANGO MISTERIO performs with a regular cast of six musicians. We come from Upper Lusatia, Belarus and Argentina.
We share a love of the precision of baroque music as well as our openness to creative, new and modern influences. Tango has such a manifold bunch of influences. From the origin and development from different cultures and rhythms of immigrants in the port districts of Argentina and Uruguay, to the "Golden Age" of tango of the 20s and 30s of the twentieth century, which is perceived by many as the real tango, to the genius Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla with his modern reinterpretation and the founding of Tango Nuevo in the 50s. Not to be unmentioned should be contemporary musicians who are passionate about tango and still shape the music today.
We are fascinated of being part of the preservation of the cultural heritage of Argentine Tango. And we celebrate creativity and development in music.
In February 2017, as part of a joint concert series with our close friend Orquesta Municipal de Tango La Plata, we were awarded honorary citizenship of the city of La Plata (Argentina) by the mayor of the city.
We are proud of this, as it is an indication of the authenticity of our music. And it is a bridge to the distant homeland of Argentina.
Just as emigrants from Europe became part of the Argentine Tango at that time, we would like to share a piece of argentinean home feeling with immigrants from Argentina and all those interested.
We, these are:
Piano - Anja Konjen
Violin - Katrin Wehle
Cello - Helfried Knopsmeier
Double bass - Alexander Göpfert
Vocal/Guitar - Adriana Macchi
Bandoneon/Bajan - Wladimir Artimowitsch
In instrumentations from a duo to the full ensemble with guest musicians, we enrich your milonga, your concert evening, your celebrations or your event. If necessary, we bring amplifier technology.
Anja Konjen - Piano
Diploma musician, correpetitor, soloist, piano teacher
Studied classical piano at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden with a focus on piano pedagogy and correpetition.
Masters piano and harpsichord equally brilliant. Head of the Department of Keyboard Instruments of the County Music School in Bautzen. Teaches mainly piano and correpetition.
Works regularly with soloists, played with the Sorbian National Ensemble, was a co-founder and harpsichordist in the Pezelius Ensemble.
Adriana Macchi - Vocals/Guitar
Study of administration, singer.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied administrative sciences at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Buenos Aires.
Has sung Argentinian folklore up to the traditional competition Cosquin, performed with different groups, sings, plays piano and guitar, and dances contemporary. Lives in Görlitz since 2005.
Katrin Wehle - Violin
Diploma musician, orchestral musician, violin teacher
Studied at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.
Teaches violin at the County Music School in Bautzen. Played in the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie and in the Sorbian National Ensemble, played in the Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus, and was engaged as a baroque violinist in the Pezelius Ensemble.
Helfried Knopsmeier - Cello
Diploma musician, composer and arranger, solo cellist, cello teacher
Studied cello at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.
Plays as a solo cellist in the Sorbian National Ensemble, plays in various chamber music formations. Teaches cello at the County Music School Bautzen.
Alexander Göpfert - Double Bass
Diploma musician, orchestral musician, double bass teacher
Studied double bass at the Academy of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig. Teaches double bass at the Municipal Music School Johann Adam Hiller Görlitz and at the County Music School Bautzen.
Is worldwide en route as a double bass player. Plays in the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie, the Sinfonietta Dresden, the Sorbian National Ensemble, the Berlin Metropolitan Orchestra, the Duo Infinita, and the Lusatian Baroque Ensemble.
Wladimir Artimowitsch - Bajan/Bandoneon
Diploma concert soloist, teacher, conductor
Studied at the State Academy of Music Anatoli Wassiljewitsch Lunatscharski in Minsk and at the music college Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakov in Mogiljow. Plays at the State Operetta Dresden, at the duo Akkordeon Virtuosi, Heads the orchestra and music club Akkamerata e.V., as well as the Dresden Accordeon Society e.V. Was engaged at the Sorbian National Ensembleand the Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz.
Foundet the accordion orchestra Lad and was a lecturer at the University of Culture in Minsk. Lives in Dresden since 2002.