Widely considered to be Argentina's finest tango singer, Martin Alvarado has performed in many major venues and festivals around the world.

 

Last year he picked up the Latin UK Award for Concert by International Artist of the Year and had his last album released by leading UK-based world music label, Riverboat. The album was praised by critics around the world and was defined by one magazine as the best tango album to be released in recent years.

 

Alvarado is chiefly renowned for his exceptional tenor voice, and has been described by BBC Radio 3 presenters Mary Ann Kennedy as "completely beguiling" and by Max Reinhardt as "totally mesmerising".

 

He has also won acclaim for his carefully chosen repertoire which, as well as the some tango and South American classics, includes rarely heard work by Piazzolla, work by some of Argentina's most celebrated composers and poets and some of his own compositions.

 

Use of concert grand piano for this performance is courtesy of Shackleford Pianos.

 

 

 

MARTIN ALVARADO BIOGRAPHY

 

Martin Alvarado is Argentina's finest and most significant contemporary tango vocalist.

 

With his stunning tenor voice, he has achieved wide acclaim across the world over the past ten years, performing at major venues and festivals and often to sold-out concerts.

 

He is the most exciting voice to have emerged from Buenos Aires' tango scene for decades and his carefully chosen and highly praised repertoire includes old tangos, new tangos, and some rare work by Astor Piazzolla as well as some classic South American favourites

 

His artistic mission is to take tango beyond the nostalgic cliche and his influences and inspiration to sing are drawn from beyond it and from artists such as Stevie Wonder and former Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes.

 

 

 

REVIEWS

 

"The world needs to experience this extreme form of aural pleasure ... totally mesmerising .... a tango epiphany" Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 presenter

 

 

"Completely beguiling" Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

 

 

"With his high ranged and sensitive voice, Martín Alvarado turns on its head the tango model created by Carlos Gardel." El Universo, Ecuador

 

 

"One of today's great voices in tango" Oscar del Priore, La 2x4 Radio, Buenos Aires

 

 

"The quality of his voice is something very special indeed… Each night isn't just a show, for Alvarado, it's a work of art. In Martín Alvarado's hands - and moreover, his voice - tango has found not just a curator but an innovator to carry it forward." worldmusic.co.uk

 

 

"Tango is lucky not to have lost Martín Alvarado to opera" Aamulehti, Finland

 

 

"Martín Alvarado is taking tango to a whole new dimension" Rainlore's World of Music

 

 

"Incredible sets by Martin Alvarado and Mikko Helenius. What a show! A really wonderful revelation. Martin Alvarado's voice has range, power, feeling and charm. A gifted, very technical singer and superb showman." Negracha Tango Club, London (March 2012)

 

 

"A brilliant singer." BBC Radio Nottingham (July 2012)

 

 

"He has an extraordinarily beautiful voice." Helsingin Sanomat, Finland, (February 2012)

 

 

"… a certain Latino charisma mesmerises his audiences… the emotive phrasing was

 

pure Argentinean seduction." Nottingham Post (March 2012)

 

 

"A voice to melt a thousand hearts." DJ Ritu SOAS Radio, London (November 2011)

 

 

"I believe I have been given a gift to play and sing and reach people's hearts. So iving it all whenever I have the chance to perform is my way to honour that gift I have been given." Interview in Nott