Miriam Rodriguez Brullova
Slovakian guitarist Miriam Rodriguez Brullova will collaborate with accordionist Michal Cervienka to present Piazzolla’s tango pieces and other tunes.
Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger Piazzolla (1921-1992) revolutionized traditional tango into a new style termed “nuevo tango,” incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. Piazzolla used extended harmonies, dissonance and counterpoint in his nuevo tango which ventured into extended compositional forms.
As Argentine psychoanalyst Carlos Kuri pointed out, Piazzolla’s fusion of tango with this wide range of other recognizable Western musical elements was so successful that it produced new individual styles transcending these influences.
Brullova teaches at the Conservatory in Bratislava in Slovakia and has participated in several guitar competitions in Slovakia as well as in Austria, Czech Republic and Germany where she won major prizes. She was the winner of a scholarship twice as the best participant of the master class at the international music festival Joventuts Musicals de Torroella de Montgri in Spain, permitting her to perform recitals in Spain and France. She is playing a guitar by world-known luthier Gernot Wagner.
Cervienka is an accordion teacher at the Academy of Arts and the Conservatory of J. L. Bella in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He is a multiple laureate of many international accordion competitions, including the prestigious Citta di Lanciano in Italy, set up by Ukrainian accordion virtuoso Vladimir Zubitsky. Cervienka is a sought-after studio player and has collaborated with numerous renowned artists at home and abroad. He made recordings at the Slovak Radio, Slovak Television and TV Markiza.