Internationally renowned as a master of the bandoneón, Argentine Daniel Binelli tours extensively in concert and recital, performing a wide range of compositions, many of which have roots in the tango of Binelli’s native land, where he is known as an expert of the form. A seasoned composer in his own right, Binelli worked on arrangements in the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese. He is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and now torch-bearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla, a legacy acquired after the two toured internationally with the New Tango Sextet before Piazzolla’s death in 1992.
Orchestras with which Binelli has appeared as guest soloist include The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Tokyo, Mexico City Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, Teatro Colón Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Caracas and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In modern jazz and contemporary music, Binelli has played with Paquito de Rivera and the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, Andreas Vollenweider, Lalo Schifrin, Michael Brecker and Gary Burton. He frequently collaborates with TangoMetropolis, a complete tango ensemble of which he is music director. He is also widely known for his contributions to film music.