CONCERTPIANIST – SINGER- COMPOSER
Tania Naranjo is one of Scandinavia's most versatile concert pianists, singer and composer. She was born and raised in Santiago de Chile. From an early age, she developed a strong passion for classical piano and Chilean folk music.
Naranjo’s “Soleil”…with its closing drama of pounding piano and high-piches accordion, is enjoyably dramatic..”
“ …it´s in moments when the fire or pathos of tango come to the surface that it gets nearest to taking flight…”
About concert with Malmö Symphony Orchestra 3/9-2021:
“The commissioned work “Duel of hearts” showed how well Naranjo and Weurlander complement each other and “Utoya” managed to hit both the heart and the brain, just as it was intended.”
“Naranjos composition. Andes, was very beautiful with harmonies and a mood that had a lot in common with Piazzolla’s new tango”
“Every song swings in great fashion”
Foto: Mats Bäcker
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Today she resides in Sweden, holding a successful career as a concert pianist, singer, and composer. Tania has been touring all over Scandinavia, Europe & South America and performed in international festivals as a solo concertist, accompanied by symphonic orchestras, and also with her own constellations. She compose scores for film, theatre, opera, dance, symphonic orchestras -as well as music for ensembles & string quartets. In 2017, The Swedish National Radio commissioned her work “Soleil” and her latest composition “Duel of hearts” commissioned by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra was premiered in September 2021. Also, the film ”THE APE STAR” (produced by Leefilm) with premiere 2021, credits her as the music score composer and performer. Tania is currently working on a children opera comissioned by Operaverkstan/Malmö Opera to be premiered in april 2024
Tania’s performing catalog is diverse from classical such as Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Manuel de Falla, Kurt Weill, to classical contemporary, tango-nuevo, bossa-nova, and world music. Her virtuosity shines through her rhythmic and emotional but precise performative style.
Tania creates TRUE MUSIC PROJECT together with Reuben Sallmander. They released their album 27 January 2023. The two meet in a collaboration where Latino and Jewish music mix with classical, rock and, pop in a playful dance. Music by Naranjo and Sallmander/ Lyrics by Sallmander.
In May 2023 she released her new solo album “Rosor”(Roses) with her own music and poetry by famous women poets from Scandinavia (Karin Boye, Edith Södergran) and Latin America (Gabriela Mistral, Frida Kahlo).
She has previously realeased her soloalbum “La industria del miedo” with her own songs (lyrics by her brother Pablo Naranjo) and two albums “ENTWINED” and “INFINITY” with instrumental Duo Naranjo-Weurlander (piano-accordion)
Tania Naranjo has led experimental and cross-border collaborations like the music ensemble ”Orange Tech & Latin Ensemble” with Svante Henryson, Morgan Ågren, Robert Elovsson, Paolo Russo. She was “Artist in residence” at Circolo Scandinavo di Roma (2016) and was also the leader and producer of “Gala Violeta Parra 100 years” (2017-2018) in Sweden with guest artists Arja Saijonmaa & Patricio Wang (Quilapayún).
Back in 2011, Tania together with the Finnish concert accordionist Minna Weurlander, formed the duo Naranjo-Weurlander – one of the Scandinavian most successful crossover ensembles, performing worldwide. www.duonaranjoweurlander.com
Upcoming solo album “Rosor” (May 2023) & with “True Music Project” 27/1-2023!
In Tania’s compositions and her musical expression, there is a driving rhythm along with creativity and improvisation that can be heard i.e. on her solo album “La industria del miedo “ (with poetry by her brother Pablo Salvador N.G.). Her music is inspired by jazz, Argentine tango, 20th-century modern composers, and urban Chilean music along with Andean folk music. This year she will release her new solo album “Rosor” with her own music and poetry by famous women poets from Scandinavia and Latin America.
Current concert productions:
True Music Project (Tania Naranjo, Reuben Sallmander & True Music Orchestra)
Tania Naranjo & Reuben Sallmander (duo)
Tania Naranjo “ROSOR” solo (2023)
Weurlander, acc & Naranjo, pi with Symphony Orchestra (music by Naranjo & Weurlander)
Naranjo Kvintett (2023)
- Malmö Symphony Orchesta
- Jönköpings Sinfonietta
- Malmö Opera
- Stockholm Symphony Wind Orchestra
- Gothemburg City Theater
- Västernorrlands Symphony Orchestra
- Gislaved Symphony Orchestra
- LEE Film
- Swedish National Radio
- Filmcentrum Syd
- Amanda String Quartet/SWE
- Bertmark Förlag
- Teater Kalejdoskop
- Teater Sagohuset
- Musik i Syd
- Mix Musik
- Musikaliska Stockholm
- Orquesta Filarmónica Regional de Atacama (Chile)
- Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra
- Nordic Opera
- Ciourlionis String Quartet//Vilnius Filharmonija/LTU
- Danza Urbana Hamburg /GER
- TRUE MUSIC PROJECT with Reuben Sallmander
- Duo Naranjo-Weurlander
- Hilda Hellwig (Director)
- Ingar Bergby (conductor)
- Emil Eliasson (conductor)
- The Gothenburg Combo (gitarr duo)
- Orange Tech & Latin Ensemble
- Mats Hålling
- Tobias Broström/Malleus Incus
- Patricio Wang/Quilapayún-Ch
- Marcelo Nisinman/Arg
- Svante Henryson
- Arja Saijonmaa
- Jonas Dominique
Swedish National Radio SRP2, SRP1 Kultur, TV4, SVT, YLE Radio Vega Finland, Polish National Radio , TV Skierniewice (Poland) ARTV Chile, TV SENADO, “La Vitrola” Canal 13, Radio U.de Chile, Radio Cámara has done documentaries about her music & projects
“ROSOR” NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
All music by Tania Naranjo/Poetry by Karin Boye, Gabriela Mistral, Edith Södergran & Frida Kahlo
Producer: Tania Naranjo/Co-producer Micke Herrström/Supported by Swedish Arts Council Valle Music/MWmusica 2023
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW! Music by Tania Naranjo & Lyrics/Music by Reuben Sallmander
Album release 27 januari 2023
Tania Naranjo is supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Performing Arts Agency, Statens Musikverk, Crafoord Foundation & Sten K Johnsons Foundation. “STIM award”, “Malmö Culture award”, “Condor Prize”,“IRIS award” To progressive women who demonstrates an extraordinary ability and motivation”
Performances, international tours & festivals in Scandinavia, Balticum, France, Italy, Faroe Islands, Mexico, Canada, Hungary, Germany, Chile and more….