The Hugo del Carril Tango Contest has ended!
The traditional tango contest for young composers and performers has announced its winners.
A jury including Jacqueline Sigaut, Marcelo Tomassi, Oscar del Priore, Roberto Siri, Pedro Ochoa and Paola Parrondo, among others, chose the winners of this year’s contest.
This year the Male Singer Category had two winners, Lautaro Sergio Veloso and Matamoros won the first prize, while Virginia Klammer won in the Female Singer Category. The category of Salon Dance, the winners are: Adrian De Gregorio and Luciana Gorosito, and in the category of Fantasy Dance: Laura Sophia and Lucas Emmanuel Nuñez Antonino. In the Instrumental Ensemble category, the winners are: Fernando Sanchez Duo, Santiago Alvarez (guitar / harmonica) and the Quintet " Mal Llevado " - (Piano, bandoneon, cello, guitar and vocals).
The contest was aimed at young amateur artists between the ages of 18-40 years. No limit of age was fixed, however, for the composition-related categories.
The singers and the dancers of Tango Salon Dance and Fantasy Tango Categories were awarded a 2012 performance agreement with the Buenos Aires City Tango Orchestra. The winners of the composition-related categories will have their pieces arranged for orchestra and premiered by the Buenos Aires City Tango Orchestra. As for the winners of the Instrumental Ensemble Category, they also received performance agreements as prizes.