María Estela Monti

Real name: Monti, María Estela
(26 February - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina

he started her profesional career in 1985 as member of different aggregations. Furthermore she is a singing instructor. Her style is far apart from stereotyped tango trends, and she makes her best to highlight the richness of the melodic lines and the poetry of the genre. Her repertory includes classic tango pieces as well as recently released compositions.

Her compact disc Ciudadana, published in 2003 and released under the auspices of the Cancillería de la Nación (chancellery of the nation), has been praised by the specialized critics, and achieved an excellent recognition by audiences in her live shows.

Between 1984 and 1990 she was vocalist of the group Suburbio. Later she sang boleros for the show Según pasan los años (As Time Goes By).

She was finalist of the 1989 Festival OTI de la Canción with the number "Nuevos pasos, nuevas alas" written by Gustavo Fernández and Walter Casales. On that occasion she was accompanied by the orchestra conducted by maestro Oscar Cardozo Ocampo.

In 1995 again she appeared as soloist of the new line-up of the group Suburbio with which she released the record Ciudad vital, with pieces composed by the members of the group.

Since 1998 until 2000 she joined the tango trio named Alma Bohemia. With them she appeared at the Centro Cultural San Martín and the Centro Cultural Recoleta. In November that year a record was published with live performances of the group.

After 2000 she began her career as soloist. Since then she carries out a busy schedule, from which we highlight her appearances at the café Clásica y Moderna and at the Festival Buenos Aires Tango 2001, organized by the Gobierno de la Ciudad (Buenos Aires Town Hall).