About Binelli – Ferman Duo

World-class musicians Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman have united their talents to develop and further the appreciation of the tango, milonga, candombe, and other Latin American musical forms in the rarely heard partnership of the bandoneón and piano.

New Release

Tango in the Night

By Daniel Binelli (bandoneon), Polly Ferman (piano), Leanne Nicholls (oboe), City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and German Augusto Gutierrez (conductor)

What the Press is Saying

“Masterly wedding of authentic native impulses in the context of a refined classical construction.”

La Nacion, Argentina

“Celebrating the release of new CD, New Tango Vision, Ferman played solo piano for an impassioned interpretation of Oblivion, yet without overstating the emotion or edge this work can inspire. Kudos to Binelli and Ferman for this rapturous concert of contemporary tango.”

Roberta in the Arts, USA

“With Binelli and Ferman’s teamwork, one missed none of the nostalgia, lyrical passion and throbbing dance rhythms that mark Piazzolla’s works.”
“The two musicians engaged in ravishing improvisatory flights of fancy that spelled pure jazz.”

The Washington Post, USA

“The transition from the voice of one instrument to the other is imperceptible, smooth and fluid. Polly’s pianissimos become rich echoes in the fine breath of Daniel’s bandoneon and vice versa. Mature teamwork is evidenced in the performance of this Duo, whose synergy is undeniable: the anticipation of the other’s interpretive emotion is no longer guesswork.”

Salvador De Maria y Campos Q.
Festival Internacional Cervantino, Mexico

This is fully orchestral tango incorporating not only the progressive tango style which revolutionized the genre, but also the rich, classical tradition of Latin American composers and other Latin American musical forms such as the milonga and candombe. Featuring and highlighting the piano and bandoneon, the Montevideo Philharmonic sparkles with the rich, full-bodied color that only an orchestra can deliver. Sprinkling the album with some lilting waltzes, Orquestango explodes with passion wrapped up in red satin flair.

Tamara Turner, USA

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Educational Program

Daniel Binelli & Polly Ferman

Active educators, Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman have produced educational programs for several Music Conservatories such as, Humboldt State University of California, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Casa de los tres Mundos in Nicaragua, Germany, India and Tokyo’s Conservatory of music. Also Residencies at UTAH State University, Millikin University in Chicago, Oberlin Conservatory and Facultad de Musica (UNAM) Mexico, and Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá, Colombia, among others.

Ferman was a U.S. State Department ARTS ENVOY in Lebanon, where she offered:

  • Workshop at Issam Fares Auditorium in Zouk Mosbeh
  • Polly Ferman Solo Recital at Selectum des Arts et des Sciences in Kaslik.
  • Master Class at Mozart Chahine School in Beirut