Lorena Guillén has been described as a “delicate soprano” by The Washington-Post, The Classical Voice of North Carolina has said that “(she) produces a notably Latin sound, rich and full of expression””sheer perfection” and The Buffalo News has commented about her tango performances in the following terms: “… sung with the kind of conviction for which Guillén has become known in this material,”
Guillen, vocalist and artistic director, has become a figure of the Tango scene in US by presenting with her Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble imaginative programs that center on, but also expand, the notions of traditional tango standards and “new” tango. Lorena brings her long musical experience, on diverse stages at the national and international level, as a classically trained singer, popular song interpreter and music director, traveling as far as Kathmandu (Nepal) and took her own Durham-Chapel Hill choir on tour to Argentina (August 2015). She has presented concerts at such venues as: Kleinhans Buffalo Symphony Circle (NY), Fricks Museum-Summer Concert Series (Pittsburgh, PN), Chautauqua Institution (NY), “New Music New Haven” of Yale University (CT), Music Gallery at Toronto (Canada), Shakespeare Theater (Wash. DC), Music-at-the-ForeFront (OH), Stockhausen Music Festival (Germany), MusicBox Concert Series (Saint Lucia, W.I) and Puerto Rico University.
As a “tango” scholar, Guillén is the author of the articles on “Tango” and “Astor Piazzolla” published in the Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed.) and is currently working on a chapter on Argentine female tango singers of the 1920’s and 1930’s. She regularly presents lecture-recitals on “tango” related topics in conferences and university venues.
Guillén has recorded for Innova Records, University of Arizona Recordings, and Kindermusik, including tango CD, Never Too Tango, featuring the participation of several guest artists.
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