Mirta Alvarez

Mirta Alvarez is considered one of the most authentic and brilliant interpreters of tango and Argentinian folk music.
Mirta holds her guitar since 8 years old. Coming from Buenos Aires, she continued her formation in the Popular Music School of Avellaneda as a Senior Instrumentalist of Popular Music with the specialization in Tango with Arias Aníbal, and in Folklore with Kelo Palacios. She has been teaching in the same institution for a few years.

She has enriched her formation by researching and analizing the history and interpretation of tango, also by practicing tango dancing as an element of interpretation, admiring the improvisation that the dance proposes.

In her aesthetic researching she interprets her own arrangements, adapting the most remarkable orchestral works to her guitar, proposing a dialogue between music and poetry, through instrumental and sung versions, from “the Guardia Vieja” to Astor Piazzolla, incorporating her own compositions.

Mirta has performed at prestigious international festivals of Latin-America like the «Festival de Guitarras del Mundo» (Argentina, 2007, 2008 y 2011), «Festival Internacional de Guitarra» (Mexico, 2008), Brazil (2008, 2009), Chile (Festival Entre Cuerdas, 2010) Perú (II Guitar Festival, 2011).

Mirta has been regularly on European tours, in Spain at the XXI Festival de Tango de Granada, VI Festival de Tango de Almería, Fundación Andrés Segovia, Linares, Semana de la Guitarra de Petrer, XII Festival de Guitarra de Girona, Germany Passau Jazz Festival.

Mirta has also accompanied the great voices from «Dúo Salteño», Néstor Fabián, Cardenal Domínguez. She appears on different CD s «Gauchos Modernos» with Javier Sánchez, «Versos de Amor» with Tucumán Cuatro, «Divinitus 21 Tangos» with Alejandro Caputo.

After her first CD in 2006, «Mirta Alvarez guitarra», where she plays a folklore and tango repertoire, in her second CD from 2011 «Tango, seis caminos de amor», she exclusively develops new tango repertoire for the guitar.