Quinteto Irreal is an international, Rotterdam-based tango project. We are five young professional musicians from Greece, Argentina and the Netherlands sharing our passion for tango, and bringing it to stage. Quinteto Irreal is named to honour the emblematic composer Horacio Salgán, and the style of his Quinteto Real. With a full set of original arrangements written by Aleksandra Tonelli, the repertoire of this quintet is inspired by the guardia vieja style: fast, playful, fun! But also with a fresh and authentic artistic view to make our music interesting to our curious contemporary listeners.
In the 1960s pianist and composer Horacio Salgan scooped the world of its feet with his Quinteto Real, the Royal quintet. His small and modest posture was compensated by his big flexible hands, and his bigger creativity and skill. Although sadly he is no more, his 100 year legacy is invaluable to this world, and a tiny part of it lives on in our hearts and fingers.