“Tango as it should be…” – Buenos Aires Herald
“Drag your lover with you for a tango or go alone and cry…of joy!” – Dagbladet
“They show a joy of playing that is contagious, and their ensemble playing is outstanding.” – Aftenposten
The quartet Tango for 3 has been received warmly by audiences at classical and chamber music festivals as well as among tango lovers and dancers. The combination of playful tango arrangements of classics and popular themes, Sverre Indris Joner’s highly original tango compositions and their passion for performing Piazzolla and traditional Argentine tango makes them quite unique.
Tango for 3 constantly challenges the definition of tango, expanding the horizon. Yet they always maintain the intense passion, the sharp dynamic contrasts and sudden tempo changes, the teasing playful alterations of mood and intensity, the characteristic rubato apparently disconnected from the steady grinding beat. And with a good share of humour and pure joy of playing!
The members of Tango for 3
Sverre Indris Joner – Piano
Arranger, composer and founder of the quartet. Graduated at the University of Oslo (Norway) and the Cervantes Conservatory in Havana, (Cuba). Composes and arranges for film, theatre, symphony orchestras and has taken the tango in new directions. His Concerto Grosso for orchestra and quartet, theatre and ballet music and electronic tango with Electrocutango have been acclaimed by tango dancers all over the world.
Per Arne Glorvigen – Bandoneon
Graduated from the State Academy of Music in Oslo (Norway) as accordionist, and from L’École Nationale de Musique in Gennevilliers (France) as the first Scandinavian bandoneonist. Has also studied bandoneon in Buenos Aires. In Paris he works in settings as different as the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Gidon Kremer and several Argentinian orchestras.
Odd Hannisdal – Violin
Concertmaster in The Norwegian Opera Orchestra. He plays frequently in orchestras like the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the National Radio Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the contemporary music ensemble Cikada and Electrocutango.
Steinar Haugerud – Double bass
Plays in orchestras like the Oslo Camerata and Trondheimsolistene, Arctic Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and other classical ensembles and orchestras in Scandinavia. He also plays in the group Electrocutango and teaches tango playing technique at the University of Trondheim.
Tango for 3 has been spreading joy and passion with their music since 1986. They have toured in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland several times and also in Argentina. They have done several successful tours together with the Argentinian singer Julia Zenko, in – amongst other countries – Belgium and the Netherlands. The concert performance of Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires” with librettist Horacio Ferrer as narrator had a very successful tour in Norway. Their tango show in Oslo “Tangotanko” with dancers Pablo Inza & Veronika Alvarenga received the best reviews possible.
Tango for 3 has given symphonic tango concerts with orchestras as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Dresdner Philharmonie, Junge Philharmonie Salzburg, and BBC Symphony Orchestra.