M i r t a  A L V A R E Z 
( A r g e n t i n a )

Tango Guitar concertist


B I O

Tango guitar soloist, arranger and professor, Mirta ALVAREZ has been holding her guitar since she was 8 years old.

Born in the Buenos Aires Province, Mirta studied in the Popular Music School of Avellaneda as a Senior Instrumentalist of Popular Music with a specialization in Tango Guitar and Folklore Guitar, student of Argentine Master guitarists Aníbal Arias and Kelo Palacios. She is now a teacher in the same institution as Senior Guitar Professor, teaching Tango guitar, Tango History and Apreciation.

Within her research of Tango history and listening, Mirta is practicing tango dancing as an element of interpretation, admiring the improvisation that the dance proposes.
She interprets her own arrangements, adapting the most remarcable orchestras to her guitar, proposing a dialogue between music and poetry, through instrumental and sung versions, from “the Guardia Vieja” to Astor Piazzolla, incorporating her own compositions.

Festivales

Mirta has been participating in prestigious national and international festivals of Argentina, Latin America and Europe.

 Festival y Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires  (2015, 2017, 2018).
 Festival de Guitarras del Mundo  (Argentina, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2017).
 Festival « Guitarras de América  (Chile, 2012)
 Festival EntreCuerdas (Chile, 2010)
 Festival Internacional de Tango de Sagunto (2013)
 Festival Cultural de la Guitarra -Paracho- (Michoacán, México, 2013).
 Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Morelia (Michoacán, México, 2013).
 Festival Internacional de Salamanca (Mexico, 2016)
1RS Guitar Festival Porto Alegre (Brasil 2016)
 Festival Internacional de Guitarra del Centro Universitario de Ixtlahuaca (México, 2013)
 Festival Internacional de Guitarra » (México, 2008)
Guitar Festiva"l (Perú, 2011, 2016)
Festival Internacional de guitarra, Peru (2019)

Festival de Tango de Granada  (2009, 2013, 2015)
Festival de Tango de Almería (2009)
Festival de Guitarra Maese Rodrigo (Sevilla, 2009)
Semana de la Guitarra de Petrer (Alicante, 2009, 2010, 2015)
Festival de Guitarra de Girona  (2010)
Festival Internacional de Tango Malaga  (2015)
Festival de Guitarra, Iglesia Santa Cristina de Aro  (Girona, España)
Passau Jazz Festival (Alemania, 2009)
Tampere Festival Guitar  (Finlandia, 2012, 2016)
Tallinna Kitarri Festival  (Estonia, 2012, 2016)
Gira Turquía -Guitar Mozaic-(2016, 2017)
XI Cumbre Mundial del Tango Melilla (España, 2018)

Jornadas Internacionales de la Guitarra de Elda (España, 2018)


Discography


2006: « Mirta Alvarez guitarra »
(tango y folklore)
2011: « Tango, seis caminos de amor » (tango)
2016: « Sentido », dúo con Fabián Carbone (Bandoneón).
2019: « Música argentina » (tango y folklore)

She also accompanied great voices as Susana Rinaldi and « Dúo Salteño », with Néstor Fabián and Cardenal Domínguez. She participated as a sideman in different albums like "Gauchos Modernos" with Javier Sánchez, "Versos de Amor" Tucumán Cuatro, "Divinitus 21 Tangos" with Alejandro Caputo, and recently in Susana Rinaldi's "Conmigo" (2015), and Sandra Luna´s last album (2019).

In 2018, she published her first book of tango arrangements for solo guitar: Tango para guitarra” (MELOS, Buenos Aires (Argentina).