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1st EDITION | 2018

The "Heinrich Band" Composition Competition  is the only competition in the world dedicated to compositions for bandoneόn. It too represents further proof of the strong cultural interest that revolves around this instrument which, although it is becoming increasingly known, is often traced back only to the tango genre, without appreciating the infinite potential that characterizes it and makes it suitable for many musical genres, from classical to jazz to contemporary music. This happens because most of the bandoneon repertoire has its roots in the Rio-Plateau music and contemporary research compositions for this instrument are scarce. The competition therefore collects the need of bandoneonists to emancipate the bandoneόn as an instrument solely intended for the execution of the tango genre, thus constituting a new concert repertoire capable of giving new breath to the current bandoneon literature, innovating and enriching it, without denying its origins.  

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