Duo Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal

  • Duo Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal
    Duo Carel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal

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Hotel Victoria

'Hotel Victoria' Duo Carel Kraayenhof - Juan Pablo Dobal.
The hotel is a guiding light in the sea of the travelling musicians. There are times in our lives that we live 'from a suitcase', as we move from one hotel to the other. How many evenings and nights don’t end after the concert in the dressing room of a theatre or in the hotel bar, where the bandoneón is pulled out of its case and the old hotel piano is opened once again... And that you wake up and have forgotten where you are...
A musicians life is a crazy beautiful life, that of a 'loco lindo'!
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Compositions and Argentinean Folk

The trademark of this new duo, Carel Kraayenhof and the Argentine pianist Juan Pablo Dobal, is the surprising polyrhythmic Argentine folk music mixed with own composition. A duo that at times can sound like a rough orchestra but seamlessly transitions to playing refined tangos and milongas



The bandoneón is like a jealous lover
No instrument is so complex as a bandoneón. It plays the rhythm and melodie at the same time with a jaw dropping character. Carel Kraayenhof has been fascinated by it for more than 25 years. Astor Piazzolla’s successor sees the bandoneón as ‘a jealous lover: if you miss giving her attention for one single day, she will unforgivingly turn away from you’. For more reviews…


The Musicians

carelkraayenhof Carel, bandoneonist, componist and arranger, one of most fascinating and divers bandoneon player in this age. Unique in his sound and style....read more
juanpabloJuan Pablo Dobal, pianist, componist, born in 1964 in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Plays the piano from his fifth, just by hearing the music, a natural talent...read more

Repertoire Selection

Traditie en vernieuwing

Adiós nonino (tango) - A. Piazzolla
Solitude (milonga campera)- A. Piazzolla
Remanso (guarania)- JP. Dobal
A fuego lento (tango) - H. Salgán
El Dino Argentino (tango) - C. Kraayenhof
De vuelta y media (milonga)- M. Barbieri

Booking Availability

The DUO collaboration is available for concerts and best fitted for churches, small theater rooms or small private events for up to 50 guests. These concerts have a quite personal ambience due to the leading performance guided by appropriate conversation about the Argentinean Tango music. The standard sets are normally either one set of 30 or 60 minutes, or two sets of 45 minutes.
Special requests may be considered.

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