POLIN Music Festival: Ariel Eberstein
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1979, Ariel discovered the double bass at the age of 16. In 1997, he began his music education in Buenos Aires under the supervision of Miguel Angel Villaroel. In 2002, his commitment to the instrument gained him a scholarship from the Fundacion Antorchas (Buenos Aires) to study in Vienna. Later on he moved to Belgium in order to continue his studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels.
Ariel has worked with many world-famous conductors and has given concerts in the most prestigious concert halls of Europe and America, including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein and the Concerthaus (Vienna), Festspielehaus (Salzburg), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Bozar and Flagey (Brussels) and Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires).
Since 2014 Ariel has specialized in Tango leading the Brussels-based quintet SONICO. The project specializes in the oeuvre of Eduardo Rovira, a visionary figure of contemporary Tango often referred to as “the other Astor Piazzolla”. In August 2018, SONICO presented their first album Eduardo Rovira: La Otra Vanguardia in Buenos Aires as part of the Tango BA Festival. Being the Festival’s main international guest confirmed the quintet’s reputation as one of the most innovative Tango ensembles in Europe!
Recently, Ariel Eberstein has developed a close artistic relation with choreographer Lisi Estaras. Their last collaboration titled "D-EFFECT for 3 young female dancers, 2 dancers with down syndrom and a double bass player" from Paserelle vzw (Kortrijk, Belgium) features Ariel Eberstein performing on stage for the first time.
In February 2018, Ariel was the curator-artist of the Tango evening during the POLIN Music Festival in Warsaw) with a program that revealed the vital role of Judaism for the development of Tango.
In July 2018, Ariel Eberstein was invited by world-famous pianist Martha Argerich to be part of the finale concert during the first edition of her festival in Hamburg.