Orquesta Típica Imperial

reated on July 1999, it was one of the founders of the cultural movement La Máquina Tanguera. In 2000, it became a member of the young division of the National Tango Academy.

Plays its own arrangements of traditional tangos as well as its own pieces, both instrumental and with lyrics. Its music is influenced by the great Osvaldo Pugliese, and its instrumental work suggests the strength and idiosyncrasy of the Río de la Plata feeling.

Former shows: Festival Viva el Tango, of Montevideo, homage to Osvaldo Pugliese, Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2001 and 2002, Centro Cultural San Martín, Centro Cultural del Sur, auditoriums of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a lot of milongas and at Café Tortoni

Btween March and April 2003 the orchestra performed in theatres and milongas in Italy (Padova and Firenze), Germany (Berlin, Regensburg, Saarbrücken, Karlsruhe, Ludwigsburg, Erlangen), Switzerland (Zürich), Holland (Amsterdam), Denmark (Copenhagen) and Luxembourg.

The first integration of Orquesta Típica Imperial was: Marisol Canessa, Lucas Furno, Karina Martinelli and Pablo Borghi (violins); Matilde Vitullo, Marcelo Hunkeler, Carlos Pugliese (bandoneons); Gerardo Martínez Argibay (piano); Cristian Basto (double bass).

Later, always with the bandoneonist Matilde Vitullo leading, the musicians were: Hiroshi Kurihara and Ezequiel Villanueva (bandoneons), Julieta Lizzoli (piano), Gregorio Wilkinson, Vero Marjbein, Lucio Carreira and Viviana Mroue (violins), Javier Arteaga (double bass) and Nicolás Abosky (singer).

In its lasts presentations, the musicians were: Roberto Vasallo, Damián D'Alessandro and Matilde Vitullo (bandoneons), Gregorio Wilkinson, Verónica Marjbein and Viviana Mroue (violins), Hernán Cuadrado (double bass), Hugo Hoffman (piano) and Gisele Sasaki (singer).