Daniel Binelli © Peter Schaaf

Daniel Binelli


Bandoneon player, composer, arranger and musical director, Binelli has had and outstanding international career. He was for 10 years a member of Osvaldo Pugliese’s Orchestra and took part in several tours around Europe, the United States and Japan. He joined the Orquesta de Atilio Stampone and the Orquesta del Tango de Buenos Aires as a bandoneon soloist. In 1989 he was specially invited by Astor Piazzolla to join Piazzolla’s New Tango Sextet and toured widely in Europe and Latin America. Between 1990 and 1997 he worked as the musical director, arranger and bandoneon soloist in the music and dance show Tango x 2, which had a great success in the USA, Europe and Japan. Together with guitar player Hugo Romero, he recorded 2 CDs of this duet for Argentina and Japan. He is the director of his own group, the Daniel Binelli Quinteto, which toured in Japan, Europe and the Americas, joining the Italian singer Milva. The CD “Milva, el tango de Astor Piazzolla” was the result of this union. In 1995, he was awarded with the Konex Prize of popular music in the category “Tango Performers”.

As a bandoneon soloist he performed and made several recordings of works by Astor Piazzolla with well known symphony and chamber orchestras from all over the world: Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional from Argentina, Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires from Argentina, Camerata Bariloche from Argentina, Fort Worth Symphonic Orchestra (Texas, USA), Ottawa Symphonic Orchestra (Canada), Filarmónica de Bogota (Colombia), Melbourne Symphonic Orchestra (Australia), and Knoxville Symphonic Orchestra (Tennessee, USA). These Orchestras previously mentioned were conducted by directors such Lalo Schifrin, Franz Fuente, Simon Blech, José Carli, Isaiah Jackson, Jamil Maluf, Alfredo Rugeles, Francisco Rettig and Germán Gutierrez, among others.