Christian Gerber*

Born in 1976 in Germany, he is one of Europes promising new Bandoneón players. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin. Already in 1994 he began to focus himself intensively on Argentinean tango. He shares stages with tango legends like Alberto Podestá, Juan José Mosalini, Alfredo Marcucci, Raul Garello and Luis Stazo and performed with the legendary Tango Broadway Show „Tango Pasión“ amongst others. In 2001 he founded his „Quinteto Ángel“ which is touring all over Europe since then. Besides performing in numerous projects and concerts of contemporary music (e.g. “Novemberland” with Nobel prize winner Günther Grass), film and theater music works complete his musical activities. Since 2003 he playes regularly with the innovative group “Tangocrash” and is part of grammy-awarded Luis Stazo´s “Stazo Mayor”.

*Christian is a member of the Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble and will be perfoming with the ensemble in the start of the string course. He will also be having a tango session.