VIDEO: World class tango musician brings Latin fever to New Mills

World class tango artist Martín Alvarado’s 26th international tour brings him to Spring Bank Arts in New Mills next month.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd October 2013, 6:07 pm
Martin Alvarado and Mikko Helenius.
Martin Alvarado and Mikko Helenius.

Widely considered to be Argentina’s finest and most significant tango vocalist, award-winning troubadour Alvarado will return to the Spring Bank venue on Saturday November 9, at 7.30pm, after performing to a full house there last year.

This time he will be joined by classically-trained pianist and bandoneonista from Finland, Mikko Helenius.

Alvarado said: “I am very much looking forward to returning to New Mills. Spring Bank Arts is a beautiful venue and the audience was fantastic last year.

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Martin Alvarado and Mikko Helenius.

“It will be great having Mikko with me this time because he is a great musician and we have a lot of fun on stage together.”

Alvarado, from Buenos Aires, has won wide acclaim for his exceptional tenor. Increasingly, he is being recognised as one of the most significant vocalists in tango, drawing comparisons to Carlos Gardel, Argentina’s tango singing superstar who died in 1935.

In March, Alvarado picked up the Latin UK Award for Concert by International Artist of the Year.

Helenius, with whom Martín is recording his next album in Finland, is thought to be unique in the world for having mastered the ability to play both the piano and bandoneon simultaneously.

Martin Alvarado. Photo by Andrei Mihailov.

Tickets are £14 on the door or £12 in advance from Spring Bank Arts on 01663 308202, High Street Books or