Arno Bornkamp is one of the frontrunners of the classical saxophone, worldwide: solo-playing, chambermusic, teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, organizer of the festival SAX14 etc.
Passion is his trademark. Arno has a big passion for Tango as well: as a member of the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet he was part of the groundbreaking project ‘Tango Nuevo- Contrasaxeando’, together with the Argentinians Juan-Pablo Dobal (piano) and Gustavo Toker (bandoneon). This project (CD and concert-tour) was almost entirely dedicated to the music of Astor Piazzolla. Arno had one of his most memorable musical meetings with this Maestro of Tango in Amsterdam in 1992, just before he sadly passed away.
Miguel Ortega is originally from the city of Barcelona, where his musical career took the first steps. Eventually music bring him to live in Lyon, France, and later to the Netherlands, where he studies in both the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Codarts Rotterdam. Miguel, always attracted by music from singer song writers, and folk music from Spain and Latin America, grows his influence by this music until Tango music also reaches deep on him. His saxophone is always in search of voices as Mercedes Sosa or Francisco Fiorentino.
Saxophonist & arranger, studied at Conservatorio Municipal Buenos Aires, EMC, and Conservatory of Amsterdam. His teachers were, Hugo Pierre, Ferdinand Povel & Jasper Blom. He also studied composition with Jurre Haanstra and Clemens Kemme. He is currently researching tango and it’s dynamics both from a musician and dancers point of view. Also known as tango DJ ‘el tabernero’.
Juan Manuel Domínguez
Juan Manuel Dominguez is an Argentinian saxophonist. He got his Bachelor degree in 2007 at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires “Carlos López Buchardo”. In 2008 he moved to the Netherlands to study with Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he finished his Bachelor on 2011 and finally got his Master of Music degree in 2013.
In 2012 won together with the Pannonica Quartet the 1st prize at the tango competition “Doble Ocho” in Nijmegen.
He has specialized in baritone saxophone and he performs together with several projects such as: Pannonica Quartet, Aurelia Quartet, Keuris Quartet, 528Hz, and the Netherlands Saxophone Octet.