Emmanuel Trifilio, bandoneon, was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he privately studied bandoneon, eventually joining the Los Immigrantes Tango Orchestra. After winning the annual tango orchestra contest in Buenos Aires, he was invited to tour Chile with Maestro Tato Finocci. He performed for several years at the legendary Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires. In 2009 he came to the United States to perform in the Helen Hayes award-winning show, “Mummy in the Closet” at GALA Hispanic Theatre. After several extended residencies in Europe where he played in many countries such as Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, etc., he returned to the U.S., where he has performed as soloist with the Octavio Brunetti Orchestra, QuinTango, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Pan American Symphony Orchestra, and Choral Arts Society of Washington. In 2014 he also performed as soloist at Kennedy Center Concert Hall and at Lincoln Center with the Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra. In 2015 Emmanuel Trifilio performed as soloist at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in NYC. He can be heard with French cellist Gautier Capuçon on the soundtrack of the recently released film Le Petit Nuage. Sr. Trifilio recently collaborated as arranger on a recording project with QuinTango, released in 2014. In addition to solo performing and arranging, Sr. Trifilio composes and presents original tangos with various ensembles across the DC and NYC metro areas. The world premiere of his Tango Suite No. 1: Five movements for Bandoneon, Cello, and Guitar, will be featured at the Embassy of Argentina as part of Pan American Symphony Orchestra’s annual Tango Festival in 2015. Also in 2015, Emmanuel Trifilio will perform world premieres of several of his works with New York Tango Sextet in their debut concert performance.