TangoCatz! was established in September 2009, as the longing for playing tango burst into flames among the four musicians. Shortly after, the ensemble won the honourable title as “Svendborg Cityensemble”, in a competition with other professional ensembles. During a period of three years, this title gave the quartet a possibility of playing a great number of concerts to a various audience and in many different contexts. TangoCatz! offers a far- reaching repertoire, i.e. traditional tango from the 1930’s and 1940’s Buenos Aires, evident for dancing, and works by the master of “the new tango”, Astor Piazzolla. Furthermore the ensemble collaborate with composers in Denmark and abroad.
All four musicians in TangoCatz! are experienced and classical educated musicians, deeply fascinated by tango music and its universe. Their fascination is rooted in a common dream of playing and experimenting in a musical “cross-over” of genres.
Our first studio album (Spell of Tango) appears on 14 December 2018 in Spotify, iTunes, and all usual streaming platforms.
Anne Vilain was born in Odense in 1963. From her early years, music was essential and had a great impact on her. After college: studies at The Funen Academy of Music from 1984-1991. Educated by the Danish cellists Morten Zeuthen and Niels Ullner. Graduated in 1991 cello diploma, and took a degree as cello teacher 1995.
Anna Klett studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, making her debut from the soloist class in 1994, then at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève with Thomas Friedli, where she won the Premier Prix Virtuosité. Anna performs as a soloist and chamber musician in many different contexts. She has been a member of Athelas since 1994 and is also a regular member of the Boreas Wind Quintet, the Figura Ensemble and the Faroese ensemble Aldubáran.
Selma Hande Alten Gade
I was born in Istanbul Turkey in 1973 and lived there until 1999 when I married my Danish husband and moved to Denmark. From 1999 to 2005 I lived, worked and studied in the Danish capital Copenhagen, after which I moved to Denmarks 3rd biggest city Odense – the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, where I lived for 6 years. In 2012 I returned to Copenhagen.
Marie Wärme was born in Stockholm 1957 Began in six years of age to play the accordion at Walle Söderlund. Exceeded since the accordion and was tutored by Erling Grönstedt