ASTORIA has the special feature of performing exclusively Astor PIAZZOLLA’s master work, adapted and transcribed by accordionist Christophe DELPORTE.
As an ensemble with a varied combination of four to eight musicians, all graduated from Royal Conservatories and laureates of international contests, ASTORIA imposes their own identity through the energy, the rigor and the emotion they express in their interpretation.
By highlighting the Argentine master’s genius, ASTORIA preserves the rhythmical and melodic enchantment of the original scores.
Since its creation in 2004, the ensemble has presented the music of Astor Piazzolla on the biggest Belgian and international stages and participates in various festivals (Brussels Summer Festival, Basilica Festival van Vlaanderen, Bugari Festival, Musiq'3 Festival, Festival de Castelfidardo (Italie), Festival International des Cyclades (Grèce) ....
Through their lively thrilling music, which evokes love, hope, suffering and melancholy, ASTORIA will lead you from the suburbs of Buenos Aires to the hot lands of the tropical flora.
Christophe Delporte - accordion, bando, accordina
Christophe Delporte’s artistic career unquestionably starts in 1989, when taking part to RTBF’s « Jeunes Solistes » Contest, he not only gets the second Prize but mainly the Viewers’ Prize by an absolute majority.
Beyond a great technique and a poetic style of a dizzying richness, Christophe reveals to the general public a repertoire that few people imagine the accordion with "classical" pieces written for the instrument.
Since 2004, after he founded the ASTORIA Ensemble, Christophe Delporte has been specializing in the interpretation of Astor PIAZZOLLA’s music.
Isabelle Chardon - violin
Since 1994 Isabelle has been violin soloist at The NATIONAL ORCHESTRA of Belgium.
She is also professor of reading (strings) at the Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy of Namur (Imep).
As a highly sought-after partner in Chamber music in the world of classical music, she is often invited to CD or TV program recordings for various variety artists. Ozark Henry…
Jennifer Scavuzzo - voice
Of Italian-Portuguese origin, Jennifer enters the Luxembourg Conservatory and becomes the singer of the band "6 for soul" (now Bump).
She develops several musical styles ranging from soul to pop, and of course jazz.
Jennifer records "IMPATIENT", her first solo album, written and produced in collaboration with brothers LOCURCIO "JATISTUDIO" in Rome.
A new passion ..... ASTOR PIAZZOLLA.
Lénonardo Anglani - piano
Italian-Argentinian pianist Leonardo ANGLANI is laureate of the MENUHIN Foundation.
He makes many recordings for the radio and works regularly to
THE NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF BELGIUM and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Accompanying the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons and teaches in several international courses and is a member of the ensemble New Consonances.
Eric Chardon - cello
Eric CHARDON is a regular at major festivals and has performed at the Baïa Mare House Music Festival in Romania, Israel, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Haifa and Jerusalem.
As a soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Ibague in Colombia, Italy, France, Poland, Spain and Russia. He regularly collaborates with major Belgian orchestras such as the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eric CHARDON is professor of cello at the Institute of Music and Pedagogy of Namur (I.M.E.P), and teaches chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Mons.
Adrien Tyberghein - double bass
Musician, composer and researcher Adrien Tyberghein’s unique journey is characterized by eclecticism, openness and anchored in modernity.
Adrien entered the world of music at 6 and after graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Didier Lockwood school, he decided to explore the potential of double bass as a soloist and chamber music instrument.