Duo Quique Sinesi & Hikaru Iwakawa
calendar-date-2 Sonntag, 02.04.2023 clock 17 Uhr event-ticket 15 €

Magical Encounter

Mit Duo Quique Sinesi & Hikaru Iwakawa


Quique Sinesi: guitars, charango, ronroco
Spanish guitar with 7 strings, Spanish guitar with 10 strings,
Piccolo guitar, Charango, Ronroco, Acoustic guitar.

Hikaru Iwakawa: quenas, sikus, recorders, ocarinas

Quique Sinesi ist Gewinner eines Grammy und wurde mehrmals für denselben AWARD nomminiert. Er ist ein Referent der argentinischen Gitarre und Komposition, seine Stücke wurden von grossartigen Gitarristen weltweit interprätiert. Als Musiker hat bei unvergesslichen Konzerten und herausragenden Musikproduktionen mit namhaften Musikern wie Dino Saluzzi, Pablo Ziegler, Charlie Mariano, und anderen mitgewirkt.

Hikaru Iwakawa ist ein einmaliger Quena (Anden-Flüte)-Spieler und Komponist, der sein Instrument auf das höchste Niveau bei Interpretationen der traditionellen lateinamerikanischen Musik sowie auch bei unterschiedlichen Versionen klassischer und zeitgenossischer Musik gehoben hat. Hikaru Iwakawa hat mit renommierten Musikern der argentinischen Szene wie Jaime Torres, Dino Saluzi, Juan Falu und weiteren gespielt.

Sinesi und Iwakawa spielen seit 10 Jahren zusammen und nahmen zwei CDs auf, "Deseo" und "Uta", mit Eigenkompositionen und überwältigenden Improvisationen. Die Mehrheit ihrer Musik bewegt sich in Musikgenres der traditionellen lateinamerikanischen Musiktradition wie Chacarera, Zamba, Huayno, Milonga, Candombe, Vidala usw. und bedient und bereichert sich aus den Klängen und Improvisationen der World-Music. Dieses sehr ersehntes Konzert im Kaffeehaus Mila ist Teil ihrer World Tour 2023, welche in Japan vor einigen Wochen begann.


Quique Sinesi es ganador de un Grammy y fue nominado en varias oportunidades a el mismo premio,es un referente de la guitarra en Argentina , sus composiciones son interpretadas por grandes guitarristas del mundo,ha compartido escenarios y grabado con musicos como Dino Saluzzi,Pablo Ziegler,Charlie Mariano y muchos otros.
Hikaru Iwakawa es un Quenista y compositor unico llevando a este instrumento a un maximo nivel,tocando musica tradicional latinoamericana,ademas de versionar la musica de Bach hasta compositores contemporaneos de una forma unica en su instrumento,ha tocado con muchos musicos muy importante de la escena de Argentina com Jaime Torres,Dino Saluzzi,Juan Falu etc.
Sinesi & Iwakawa tocan juntos desde hace 10 años ,grabando 2 CDs "Deseo" & "UTA" con sus propias composiciones e improvisaciones,la mayoria de su musica incorpora ritmos latinoamericanos como Chacarera,Zamba,Huayno,Milonga,Candombe,Vidala etc. con la incorporacion de Improvisacion y sonoridades de la musica del mundo. En este momento llegan directamente de su gira Japonesa estrenando un nuevo repertorio.


Quique Sinesi - Biography

He is considered one of the most important guitarists and
composers of the current scene in Argentina for his extensive national and international career.
In his music he incorporates elements of Folklore.
Rio de la Plata, Tango,Jazz and Contemporary Classical.
His works have been published in France, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Argentina
and have been played by important Argentine and world guitarists,
such as Victor Villadangos, Berta Rojas, Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan, Luz Maria Bobadilla,
Nora Buschmann, Silvina Lopez, Yasuji Ohagi, Juan Carlos Laguna,
Zsofia Boros,Stephanie Jones, etc.

Sinesi has played and recorded with prestigious musicians of the local
and international scene since very young as:
Dino Saluzzi, Alfombra Magica,Paquito de Rivera, Raices, Pablo Ziegler, Marcelo Moguilevsky,
Carlos Aguirre, Juan Falu, Silvia Iriondo, Nora Sarmoria, Carlos Dorado, Javier Girotto , Charlie Mariano, Michel Godard, Markus Stockhausen, Joe Lovano, Enrico Rava, Erling Kroner, Angelika Niescier,
Metropol Orchestra,WDR Orcchestra,Yamandu Costa,Marco Pereira among others.
His first international tour together with the quartet of Dino Saluzzi playing in Europe
at the Jazz festivals in Berlin, Zurich , Koln and other cities in Germany and Switzerland.

Since then he is travelling around the world participating in different projects.
He won a Latin Grammy in the year 2005 with the project with Pablo Ziegler
with Walter Castro like special guest and they were nominated for the same award in 2008 .
He recorded in Germany the concert for Guitar, Bandoneon and Astor Piazzolla Orchestra
with the Orchestra from Berliner Radio.
As soloist and other projects are presented in numerous Festivals and Concerts in: Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Spain,Luxembourg, Holland, England, Turkey, Greece, Korea, Croatia.Japon,Taiwan,China.etc.

In 2010 he released his record work “Cuchichiando”, Works by Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamon,
with excellent reviews from the press.

In 2012 He made his first tours in Japan with Carlos Aguirre and then with Hikaru Iwakawa.
Uses of his live concerts in Japanese in the festival “Sense of Quite” is published in the same country.
He recorded the CD Avantgarde buenos Aires for Acqua Records, with Walter Castro, Horacio “Mono” Hurtado and Facundo Barreyra, he toured in Duet with Walter Castro for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Records in Germany with Michel Godard (Tuba), Helena Ruegg (Bandoneon) for the label Enja Records.

In 2013 he is invited to participate in the prestigious International Guitar Night to represent Argentina sharing with excellent guitarists of the world such as Pino Forastiere (Italy),
Mike Dawes (England), Brian Gore (USA) to make a tour of Canada,
and in 2014 with the same project an extensive tour of the United States playing in very important halls.
He is currently making new material with his trio Eliana Liuni (Vientos) and Horacio Cacoliris (Percussion), with the Argentine bandoneon player : Walter Castro also made tours and concerts in Europe in duo bandoneon and guitar format,
in 2013 he has recorded 3 new projects with his compositions released in 2014 in Argentina and Japan,
duo with Hikaru Hiwakawa (Quenas and Flautas),
duo with Guadalupe Gomez (Voice and Lyrics).
In the same year he released his last album Soloist in Japan CD Doble titled
“7 dreams “&” Family “with guest musicians: Eliana Liuni, Horacio Cacoliris,
Olvido Lanza and Patricio Villarejo.
He also participates again in 2 CDs nominated for the Latin Grammy in the same year:
“Metropol orchestra meets Tango” Pablo Ziegler and Nostalgia “Julio Botti”.
In 2015 “Desperate Dance” is published in Germany
by Pablo Ziegler & Quique Sinesi + special guest: Walter Castro, making a new European tour.
Participates as a soloist in the International String Festival of Hohenau 2015 (Paraguay).
In 2016 he made his 2 CD with music by Cuchi Leguizamon (Argentine Folklore) with guest musicians.
He also performs in 2016 participating in International Guitar Festivals in Turkey,
Mexico, and touring the USA and Europe.
Performances in Argentina with QUIQUE SINESI TRIO with Eliana Liuni:Vientos
and Horacio Cacoliris: Percussion.
In 2018,he participates again in the Hohenau International
Guitar Festival as an interpreter and teacher (Paraguay)
The same year he plays at International Guitar Festival in Kiev (Ukraine)
Make a European tour playing with Michel Godard (Tuba, Bass, Serpent) in Switzerland,
then with Ruslan Vilensky (Cello) in Latvia,
International Guitar Festival in Switzerland sharing with important guitarists like Pierre Bensusan,
he makes his new CD edited in Japan (Pequeños mensajes sonoros)” Small sound messages “,
making a successful solo tour for 9 Japanese Cities,finishing in Tokyo
with a live recording that will be released this year in Japan .

He also toured Chile with Quique Sinesi Trio and new European tours.
With Pablo Ziegler Trio they perform concerts in Germany, Austria, Ireland and in Asia at important Jazz Festivals in Korea, Taiwan & Hong Kong.
He recorded a new CD in Buenos Aires: “Guitarras Argentinas” with two Argentine guitarists: Sebastian Zambrana & Pino Enriquez, next edition.
In 2019 has published published in Japan a new book with his compositions
in the most important editorial of Classical Guitar of this country GENDAI GUITAR.

In the same he recorded his last CD Corazon Sur,with his own compositions in the prestigous label
Acoustic Music from Germany and he was invited to play in the International Guitar Night
to play 20 concerts around Germany.
After this tour he did a new Tour in Japan playing in 10 cities ,makingthe presentation of a new album in Duo with Hikaru Iwakawa (UTA,Improvisations with Ethnic Instruments).

Hikaru IWAKAWA - Biography

Hikaru Iwakawa is a musician of extraordinary creativity: one of the most leading Quena players and also remarkably talented composer of his generation.

Born in Hirosaki (Tsugaru region in Japan, in 1988) and trained as a classical (specialized in the baroque & modern recorder, composition and orchestra conducting) and Latin-American traditional musician, his music incorporates various elements and influences including the folk music of his birthplace, jazz, contemporary, cultural-anthropology, poetry, philosophy, etc.

He began playing the Quena at the age of 9 initially through self-taught, and started performing in concerts when he was 12 years old. At the same period, he also studied the baroque / modern recorder; it makes him a very special and unique player of the Quena, unlike most players, and permits him to play this flute with fantastic virtuosity, very extensive capability and flexible technique.

Since 2008, he has traveled to many Latin-American countries like Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia to continue his investigation about the folk music in these countries and then since 2013 has been based in Buenos Aires.

​He performs regularly in Latin America, Japan and Europe, and made over 10 albums for his record labels (Luces de Madrugada and OTONOMADO). Additionally he has worked with such great artists as; Dino Saluzzi, Jaime Torres, Ramón Ayala, Jorge Cumbo, Cappella Mediterranea, Juan Falú, Quique Sinesi, Daniel Mille, Silvia Iriondo, Carlos Moscardini, Carlos Aguirre, Mono Fontana, etc. and performed in such important festivals in several countries as; "Músicas del Mundo" (Quito, Ecuador), "Festival of music for the 'new' world" (Tokyo, Japan), "Tantanakuy" (Jujuy, Argentina), "Festival Internacional JAZZ Buenos Aires" (Buenos Aires, Argentina), "Festival Internacional de Quensitas" (Xalapa, México), "SONAMOS LATINOAMERICA", "Tradicionàrius" (Barcelona), etc.

​Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, he always keeps becoming more creative and in 2020 he recorded 2 solo albums; one with the soloist repertories from the baroque era "Baroquena" and the other with newly written compositions by himself "Homenajes", and additionally he opened his workshop for making the Quena, “Cachi”.

In January 2022, he was selected as the representative artist of the month for the "B to C concerts series" in Tokyo Operacity (as a quena player it was for the first time in the history of the theater), and he presented the very successful recital.