TANGO NIGHTS was founded on the beautiful Island Cyprus where Miriam Dirr and Carol Ruiz Gandia first collaborated.
With the intention to explore the possibilities of tango music in a concert form, Tango Nights works with personal arrangements
from classical tango composers such as Astor Piazzolla using a variety of improvisational elements and different combination of
colors and instruments.
CAROL RUIZ GANDIA piano was born in Barcelona (Spain). She began studying music at the Conservatory of
Badalona at the age of 9 with Gloria Miquel. Later she became a student of Nati Cubells and graduated with a Bachelor of Performance, Chamber music and Notation receiving the highest qualifications. After obtaining her Diploma Carol became a student of Maria Fernanada Nuñez, an important Argentinean pianist and music pedagogue established in Brussels. Carol moved to Utrecht to study the Bachelor of Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) with the great American pianist Alan Weis. Carol was awarded the highest grades in her Bachelor. She recently finished her Master of Music diploma. Carol has performed several solo recitals around Spain, including several halls in Barcelona, Girona, Sitges, Benicarlo and Vinaros. She also performed chamer music concerts with Trio Faustus and Trio Montsalvatge. Currently she is a member of the Piano Duo Piscis (with Lilian Vazquez) with whom she performs with frequently. "As her piano professor for the past several years at the HKU, I can surely attest to her great learning and evolving powers of both musicanship and technique. Moreover, and most importantly, she has at the root of her musicality a harmonious personality and warm communication given to very few. Truly a 'blessed spirit' for music!” - Alan Weiss