Marcela ArroyoSwitzerland Zürich
Multifaceted, versatile, and vibrant, it combines
elements of South American folklore and tango
with jazz in a very personal way, and weaves with
them highly emotional musical landscapes.
Marcela Arroyo performs internationally with renowned
new tango musicians, standing out on her stage
presence and vocal technique. In her songs, she
seeks the essence of life, drawing inspiration from the
Argentine and European musical ecosystems, from the
freedom of form and connected to her roots.
The world music vocalist has become an international success thanks
to her work alongside well-known musicians from the tango nuevo
and Argentinian folk scenes, such as Dino Saluzzi, Juan Falú, Marcelo
Nisinman and Latin Grammy Award winner Quique Sinesi.
Arroyo recorded her first album Puerta Sur with bassist Daniel Schläppi
and violinist Andreas Engler. Produced by Radio SRF2 for the jazz label
Catwalk, the album was praised by critics.
Her follow-up albums, Pasión Poética with the bandoneon player
Marcelo Nisinman and the Saxismtango ensemble, New Tango
Songbook with guitarist Julio Azcano (both under Sony Music/Solo
Musica) and the latest release Tres Mil Uno (Catwalk) with Andreas
Engler and Daniel Schläppi, have also been widely acclaimed.
Marcela Arroyo studied voice at the Manuel de Falla conservatory in
Buenos Aires, later continuing her training at the Julio Bocca school of
musical theater. She has received instruction from the renowned artists
Anibal Arias, Leda Valladares, Hilda Herrera and Juan Manuel Miró.
The native Argentinian played the main role in the tango operita
María de Buenos Aires in Zurich, Darmstadt and Luzern. And she was
nominated for the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018 with her Trio Puerta Sur.
Her last album «De Par En Par» is released by Double Moon Records and
a coproduction of Swiss National Radio SRF 2 Kultur.
She lives in Switzerland and performs in both Europe and Argentine.