Daniel Binelli

Music Director / Bandoneonist / Composer / Arranger

Internationally renowned composer, arranger and master of the bandoneon, Argentine Daniel Binelli tours extensively in concert and recital. Binelli is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. In 1989 Daniel Binelli joined Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Sextet, touring internationally. Orchestras with whom Mr. Binelli has appeared as guest soloist include, among others with the Symphony Orchestras of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Virginia, Sidney, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint Petersburg and Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.

Some of the conductors with whom Binelli has worked include: Charles Dutoit, Lalo Schiffrin, Franz Paul Decker, Robert Spano JoAnn Faletta, Giselle Ben Dor, Isaiah Jackson, Michael Christie, Lior. Shambadal and Daniel Schweitzer, Binelli conducted Piazzolla’s operita: “María de Buenos Aires” in Sicily (Italy) with Italian singer, Milva.

Mr.  Binelli’s collaborations include duo performances with pianist Polly Ferman and guitarist Eduardo Isaac, as well as the Binelli- Ferman- Isaac Trio.
Daniel Binelli is the Musical Director of Tango Metropolis Company, featured at a PBS Documentary” Tango the Spirit of Argentina “and on a BBC documentary on Astor Piazzolla’s life.

A seasoned composer in his own right. Binelli has created and arranged music for solo instruments, quintet, chamber and symphonic orchestras, dance and film music. His versatility allowed him to work from all Tango styles to the contemporary language. Some of the many international orchestras, ensembles, Tango companies and soloists that have requested arrangements or commissioned works from Daniel Binelli include the Zurich Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival, Montevideo Philharmonic, Colombia Symphony, Buglisi-Foreman Dance Company, Tango Metropolis Company, GlamourTango Company, Milva as well as Osvaldo Pugliese Orquesta Tipica and Tango 7. Additionally, Binelli has composed music for the Argentine films: India Pravile, Funes un Gran Amor and Tango Baile Nuestro.

Binelli’s ability to wring melancholic sobbing and sighing out of this reedy instrument, combined with an exceptional sensitivity towards Piazzolla’s melodic inspirations, is both remarkable and evocate”  THE AUSTRALIAN