Marija Dimitrijevic - Double Bass
Lian Jones - Accordion
Celina Reyes Badger - Viola
Natalia Meyta - Piano/Vocal
Meet The Musicians:
Graduate Far East State Academy of Arts (Russia, Vladivostok).
She began her performing career in Russia (Primorsky Regional Philharmonia). And then in Seoul (South Korea) where she performed with Korean orchestras and bands. Natalia organized Russian cultural projects in collaboration with Russian Embassy in South Korea where she also worked for a few years. She participated International Festival “Sori” with Tango Quartet “Coamouros”.
Since 2018 Natalia lives in Auckland where she organized “Milonga De Cuatro” Tango Band.
Natalia successfully continues her career as a teacher in Auckland and also organizes performances for young talents.
Studied at the National University of Córdoba (Argentina) and complemented her training with intensive coursework in Buenos Aires, the United States, Germany and Brazil.
A full-time professional member of the acclaimed Symphonic Orchestra of Córdoba for more than 14 years, Celina has toured with top performers such as Martha Argerich and José Carreras and collaborated on folkloric and tango projects throughout her career in her native Argentina.
Since moving to New Zealand in 2013 Celina has taken on the role of principal viola with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra and is a regular player with Bach Musica, Piper’s Orchestra and Opus Orchestra, among others.
Celina teaches viola and violin with the Suzuki method, gives private tutoring in Spanish and was the director of the Latin American Choir of New Zealand from 2013-2017. Before moving to NZ she also taught viola and worked with the School and Community Assistance Program (Sistema).
Celina Reyes Badger
Graduated Fujian Normal University (Fujian, China).
Lian placed 2nd in Australian International Accordion Championships in Sydney, Australia, and also placed at the South Pacific International Accordion Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.
Lian was the guest artist at the South Pacific Accordion Championships and Festival, and received the Rose Bowl Award for the Best Classical Performance of the weekend.
In 2017, Lian was the soloist in the Auckland Accordion Symphonietta's premiere of Gary Daverne’s composition “Song of the Far North”.
She actively performs as a member of the Auckland Accordion Symphonietta nowadays.
Also Lian is a teacher with extensive experience working with both beginners and advanced students.
Graduated Music Academy in Belgrade (Serbia).
After graduating Marija took a permanent position as a contrabass player with the Serbian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra. Upon arrival to NZ, Marija has worked as the chamber/orchestra contrabassist in various orchestras in New Zealand, including Opus Orchestra from Hamilton, Orchestra Wellington, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Manukau Symphony Orchestra from Auckland.
Marija is also a qualified teacher and teaches in Auckland.
"Four Seasons of Buenos Aires"
"Por Una Cabeza"
"A Evaristo Carriego"
Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
"Milonga Para As Missoes"
"Five Tango Sensations"
And Many More