Karl Espegard & Åsbjørg Ryeng

In what could be described as a new wave of young Norwegian tango musicians, violinist Karl Espegard and bandoneonist Åsbjørg Ryeng are at the forefront, collaborating with some of the leading figures of the genre such as Omar Mollo, Juan Villarreal, and Chino Laborde. The duo’s virtuoso and emotional performances have won the heart of audiences throughout Europe and Argentina, whether playing traditional tango or the haunting music of Astor Piazzolla.

Åsbjørg Ryeng is emerging as a pre-eminent Nordic exponent of the bandoneon, performing around the world with a repertoire spanning from classical and contemporary music to popular and folk music. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, and the Trondheim Soloists. Specializing in Argentine Tango, Åsbjørg has collaborated and recorded with groups including El Muro Tango, Tangueros del Norte, and Los Osos Polares. She has studied with some of the legends of the bandoneon world, including Juan José Mosalini, Julio Pane, Pablo Mainetti, and Victor Lavallen.

Karl Espegard is a violinist from Drammen, Norway. He works with some of Norway’s most prominent theaters such as Det Norske Teatret and Nationaltheatret. Karl is a founding member of the international tango ensemble El Muro Tango, with whom he released the album «Nostálgico» in 2018 to great acclaim in the international press. His concert activities have taken him around the world, playing in prestigious concert halls like Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Moscow International House of Music, and Konzerthaus München.

 

Milonga del angel

Así se baila el tango

Upcoming gigs

The Music Village (Brussels, Belgium), Belgium +

Pablo Murgier Ensemble

KulturRullatoren (Kristiansand, Norway), Norway +

Karl Espegard & Sverre Indris Joner

KulturRullatoren (Kristiansand, Norway), Norway +

Karl Espegard & Sverre Indris Joner

KulturRullatoren (Kristiansand, Norway), Norway +

Karl Espegard & Sverre Indris Joner

Bebop Club (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Argentina +

Pablo Murgier Ensemble

Bærum Kulturhus (Sandvika, Norway), Norway +

El Muro Tango & Omar Mollo

Gjøvik Kultursenter (Gjøvik, Norway), Norway +

El Muro Tango & Omar Mollo

Union Scene (Drammen, Norway), Norway +

El Muro Tango & Omar Mollo

Lille Ole Bull (Bergen, Norway), Norway +

El Muro Tango & Omar Mollo

Teateret (Kristiansand, Norway), Norway +

Karl Espegard & Åsbjørg Ryeng

Asker Kammerkonserter (Asker, Norway), Norway +

Karl Espegard & Åsbjørg Ryeng

Sarpsborg Jazzklubb (Sarpsborg, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Steinhuset (Granavollen, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Bokhandleren på Tofte (Tofte, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Vannvogna Kulturhus (Halden, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Håndverkeren // Musikkens Venner Drammen (Drammen, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Kulturhuset Hovtun (Klokkarstua, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Agora Kulturkafe (Hønefoss, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Ål Kulturhus (Ål, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Asker Kulturhus (Asker, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Cosmopolite (Oslo, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Sandnes Kulturhus (Sandnes, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Blå Grotte (Fredrikstad, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Opus Jazz Club (Budapest, Hungary), Hungary +

Mariana Mazú

Reigen Live (Wien, Austria), Austria +

Mariana Mazú

La Locura Tango Musik Festival (Innsbruck, Austria), Austria +

Mariana Mazú

Fasching (Stockholm, Sweden), Sweden +

Mariana Mazú

Festivalito Tango Primavera (Zürich, Switzerland), Switzerland +

Mariana Mazú

Bouillon de Culture (Fribourg, Switzerland), Switzerland +

Mariana Mazú

Milonguita (Basel, Switzerland), Switzerland +

Mariana Mazú

Dokkhuset (Trondheim, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú

Bastard Bar (Tromsø, Norway), Norway +

Mariana Mazú