Fernando Miceli

Real name: Miceli, Fernando
Flutist, singer and composer
(15 September 1963 - )
Place of birth:

hen you see him you would rather think he is a conductor of a philharmonic orchestra or a concert soloist of the Teatro Colón than a tango musician. However he stands out as such in the genre and he is also a composer and a singer.
At age six he had his early contact with music encouraged by his mother. In 1978, he was admitted to the Manuel de Falla Municipal Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires where he studied flute, choir conduction and singing. His teachers were Carlos Bianchi, Leo Schwarz, Héctor De Rosas and Sebastián Piana. His early appearances were as baritone singer as member of the choir of the above conservatory and in the Coro Bach of Buenos Aires.

He settled in Berlin (Germany) in 1992 where he continued his music studies, mainly singing, and also Communication Media and Musical Production in the Technical University of Berlin. By that time he also appeared with different aggregations in Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain and Poland.

Between 2003 and 2006 he was invited to represent Argentina in the Tango genre at the Carnival of Cultures in Berlin. In 2005 for the first time in Germany he presented a sainete criollo of his own: Juan Canyengue y la novia perdida.

In 2004 he was invited for the opening of the First Cultural Dialogue Berlin-Buenos Aires in Berlin. He also appeared with his trio at the Otto Braun Salon of that city. In Buenos Aires he appeared at the Café Homero and alongside the Luis Borda Cuarteto at the Church of the Passion in Berlin.

He published the compact disc Tango de Raíz which includes tangos, milongas and candombe of his own. In 2006 and 2007 he made two tours of Europe to introduce the disc he had just released.

In 2008, together with Argentine, Cuban and Uruguayan musicians he presented his project CubaTango. He is the art director of the latter. In it he makes a fusion of the River Plate tango and Cuban music into his own compositions. Along with CubaTango he made a successful tour of Germany and appeared at the International Tango Festival of Hannover.

He was awarded twice (2005 and 2007) with the Prize World Music by the Senate of Sciences and Culture of the Berlin Government. The first one for his CD Tango de Raíz and the second for his project CubaTango.

As from 2008, he is invited by the radio of the city of Berlin as conductor of the program HeimSpiel with cultural news of the River Plate area.

Since 2009, he has been producer and emcee of the first radio program about tango in Germany, Tango Globale, on Radio Multicult.

In 2010 he presented his new musical program Arrabal y Exilio in Europe, Argentina and Uruguay in which he introduced material of his disc released in 2013.