The name Carlos Gardel is still inextricably linked with tango music, even today. It was not just because of his numerous compositions, but also because of his charismatic voice and acting talents that Gardel, as artist and performer of his own works, became one of the most important musical personalities of the first half of the 20th century, revered as a legend far beyond his adopted home of Argentina.
Composer and Pianist, Diego Marcelo Collatti was born in 1976 in Rosario, Argentina and has his first Piano lesson at the age of seven. From 1992–1998 he studied composition at the Universidad Nacional De Rosario, as well as in Buenos Aires. Since 2000 Diego Collatti has lived in Austria, where he studied composition with Professor Detlev Muller–Siemens at the University Of Music And Performing Arts in Vienna. In summer 2001 he founded the ensemble ‘Minimum Tango‘ with which he made his radio debut the following October, in a programme featuring his own arrangement of Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla. This was also released on CD as part of the compilation ‘Lange Nacht Der Musik 2002‘.
Subsequently, in spring 2003, his ensemble album ‘World Music Argentina‘ was published by Universal Edition, Vienna. A concert given by ‘Minimal Tango‘ in October 2003 has, since then, been broadcast numerous times on the radio. Since 2003 Diego Collatti has given regular concerts at home and abroad and in 2007, a CD of his own compositions appeared, ‘Mitologia Urbana‘.
This book contains a collection of arrangements done by Diego of classic Carlos Gardel pieces, arranged specially for the Violin.