Updated: Nov 18, 2020
The 25th of May Revolution gave birth to the Republic of Argentina. The later is a somewhat simplistic way to describe what happened on the 25th of May 1810 in Buenos Aires. The celebration of this revolution is what took place in the magnificent residence of the Ambassador of Argentina in London.
Juan Rezzuto director of WKMT was appointed by the Cultural affairs department of the residence of the Ambassador of Argentina to help with the organization of the first musical concert of this important national celebration.
Argentinian Ambassador to UK Carlos Sersale di Cerisano, Carolina Aguirre and myself.
The fabulous Independent North Mansion in Belgrave Square is a London landmark and one of most beautiful ambassadorial residence in the British capital. It was with great pleasure that WKMT provided the pianist for this sophisticated event that gathered above 300 people.
Carolina Aguirre and Facundo Santiago - Cultural Affairs
Carolina Aguirre Anderson performed Argentinian classical music by Ginastera and Guastavino. She played the historic Gaveau Grand PIano at the music room for the diplomatic reception of the event. The event was a symbol of communion between the British and Argentine governments. Carolina’s concert was followed by an English military string quartet which played the Argentinian anthem followed by “God save the Queen.”
Carolina Aguirre rehearsing before the opening.
Carolina’s repertoire was carefully chosen to showcase some of the most sophisticated music of Argentina. Tango is, undoubtedly, the most famous musical genre of Argentina. Nevertheless, the pieces selected for this performance represent a different part of the Argentinian society.
Carolina with the Argentinian Folk band
The head of our Camberwell Piano Studio, Cristina Guerra, met with Maestro Alberto Portugheis. Alberto Portugheis is an Argentinian International concert pianist who studied with the legendary Vicente Scaramuzza, also maestro of the great Martha Argerich.
It was a massive honor for WKMT to be in charge of the opening of this important celebration.
We are looking forward to seeing more of these concerts organized in the alluring home of the Ambassador of Argentina in London.
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