'Wow! Fabulously different'
Adrian Varela is a multi-genre, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist, multi-lingual artist & producer. Originally from Tango-mad Montevideo, Adrian grew up studying classical music in Detroit surrounded by Mowtown, Kiss and Frank Zappa. He plays his original Prog-Tango music around classical commitments as violinist of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London. He is also the Conductor and Artistic Director of the One Tree Hill Sinfonia & Polish National Youth Orchestra, and Director of Music at de Montfort University, Leicester.
'A glowing example of how it is possible to transcend all kinds of boundaries' (Ensemble of London)
2021 dates tba
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Prog-Tango dates have been put on hold until further notice.
To catch Adrian performing as a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, please refer to the Philharmonia's online diary below.
international chamber music academy
An international team of mentors including Adrian will guide select instrumentalists and ensembles in an intensive week of chamber music, self-management and self-promotion skills, in the House of Creative Work in Radziejowice, Poland.
'laberinto' debut album
'Laberinto', the world's first Prog-Tango EP, was released online in 2020. Its 6 tracks blaze a new musical trail, effortlessly fusing rock, prog rock, tango, blues, milonga, and classical music. Influences are as far-ranging as Beethoven and Berlioz to Piazzolla and Gong.
'Wow! Fabulously different' - Alison Reijman, Background Magazine
'Impossible to describe, such is the variety, virtuosity and subtelty of the music' - Three Choirs Festival
'Music is a tool for demolishing the social and cultural barriers which set people apart.'
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Adrian and band 'Laberinto' in a live, multi-media performance before COVID-19, playing 'Ciudad, Campo, Ciudad' from the debut EP