Photo: Catherine Nemanic

Adelante [ah-de-lahn-teh]

To move ahead and progress onwards. To be forward-thinking, or to simply carry on.

Adelante is a Sydney-based tango sextet that boasts a sound as raw as it is refined. As the name suggests, Adelante pushes forward: bending conventions while remaining grounded in a solid foundation of traditional tango. 

Adelante will transport you to the gritty streets of Buenos Aires, led by the quintessential sound of the bandoneón. Sonically, Adelante fuses complex harmonies, percussive effects, and experimental groove in a style that is authentically South American. In a liminal space between tradition and innovation, Adelante explores Pugliese’s unmistakable yumbas, Piazzolla’s emotionally charged nuevo tango, and the cacophony of contemporary Astillero. 

Adelante brings a wealth of experience to the stage, studying under the direction of Maggie Ferguson in Sydney’s TangoOz, and from the maestros of Victor Lavallén, Guillermo Rubino and Ignacio Varchausky in Buenos Aires.  

Join Adelante’s journey as they pave a new path for tango down-under. ¡Nos vemos!

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Adelante is:

Emma Scolaro – violin

Eloise Reddy – violin

Paula Tennent – bandoneón

Liz Cheung – flutes

Emily Green – double bass

Thomas McCorquodale – piano