Composition, Arranging, Bandoneon, Jazz Guitar, Flute
Composition, Arranging, 1st Bandoneon, Vocals
Violin, Lead Vocals
Owen Salomé’s eclectic and dynamic musical practise allows him to draw on many influences to great effect. After winning the 2007 Sibelius Young Composers Award, Owen studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied composition under a number of Australia’s most prolific composers including Anne Boyd, Nigel Butterley and Rosalind Page. Owen has worked as a composer with a number of highly-regarded Australian ensembles including Halcyon, Speak Percussion, the Song Company, Chronology Arts and Kammerklang, and as composer and music director the award-winning Semicolonbackslash production Landing which toured in both the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals in 2010.
Highly regarded as both a flautist and more recently as a guitarist, Owen has performed with many Australian bands including Doc Jones and the Lechery Orchestra and My Sauce Good. With the modern tango quintet Tángalo, of which Owen is both a founding member and artistic director, Owen has performed at festivals such as the Made in Argentina Festival, Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands, Tango in the Spring and the 2012, 2013 and 2014 National Folk Festival where the group were the winners of the 2014 Infinite Song Competition. In 2014 Tángalo were recipients of a JUMP mentorship from the Australia Council for the Arts and toured to Argentina as part of their project. Tángalo undertook an Australian East-coast tour in February of 2015 with the Latin-grammy nominated Argentine Duo Ramírez/Satorre to great critical acclaim.
Owen has recently also taken up the Bandoneón and hopes to add this to his arsenal.
Emily-Rose is one of Australia’s most dynamic and versatile young musicians. A graduate in classical piano from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Emily-Rose’s is also skilled in Piano accordion, Voice, composition and has recently added the argentine tango instrument, Bandoneón, to her multi-instrumentalist palette. During her formal training she was fortunate enough to undertake masterclasses in France and study in Germany for a year on scholarship.
Since graduating in 2010 she has continued as a founding member of enchanting world music group Chaika, established highly successful Tango Quintet Tángalo, and formed a dynamic classical duo with soprano Susie Bishop. She has been invited to perform with the esteemed Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and CIRCA, Aria award winning group Monsieur Camembert and as a guest artist with renowned early music ensemble The Marais Project. Emily-Rose has toured internationally to Poland with the Klezmer Divas and in 2014 she undertook a project with Tángalo as part of an Australia Council JUMP mentorship. This involved study and performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina and an Australian tour with Latin Grammy nominated Duo Ramírez/Satorre.
Emily-Rose’s travels and diverse musical experiences flavour all aspects of her performance.
Amy completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance Honours), in piano, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2010. After being awarded the prestigious Margaret Henderson scholarship in her first year, she subsequently won the Conservatorium Concerto Competition, and an exchange scholarship which took her to the Hochschule für Künste Bremen in 2009. In Germany, she studied accompaniment with Günther Herzfeld and solo piano with Patrick O’Byrne.
As a sought after freelance accompanist in Sydney Amy has been invited to repetiteur for and perform with Sydney Chamber Opera, Ronald Dowd Summer School for Opera, Gondwana choirs, Australian Youth Choirs, and Riverside Lyric Ensemble. Amy is also involved in many diverse musical projects including classical trio, Trois, and the vocal trio Davey T and the Aces. Amy currently works with Willoughby Symphony Choir, the Spirit of Sydney Chorus and the Sydney University Graduate Choir.
When not at the keyboard, Amy is in the final stages of completing a law degree at Sydney University or can otherwise be found outside rock-climbing, trekking or sailing.
Susie Bishop is a multifaceted and highly versatile Sydney based musician. Since returning to Australia in 2010 from completing an Mmus in Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK, she has quickly established her place in Sydney’s classical music scene, performing with the Song Company, the Marais Ensemble and the Renaissance Players, both as Soprano and multi-instrumentalist. She has also been invited to perform with the Parsons Affayre, St. James and St. Mary's choirs as a guest.
In addition to her primary instruments, Violin and Voice, she has also performed on guitar, rebec and treble viol. With a profound admiration for musical styles from many different eras and all corners of the globe, her performances usually vary widely, from sets of Irish step music to theatrical recitals of contemporary experimental music.She is very grateful and fortunate to have had the assistance of a number of scholarships that have contributed to her musical development including: the BBM scholarship and Jump mentorship program, both of which gave the opportunity to study overseas.
Her other current projects include Chaika, a jazz and Balkan infused ensemble, and her songwriting duo collaborating with sister Laura Bishop.
Johan Delin is the Double-bassist in the tango quintet Tángalo. Following his studies of Bass, both in his native Sweden, and in the UK, Johan moved permanently to Australia four years ago, not knowing that he'd be joining a tango quintet. In Sheffield in the UK, Johans focus was primarily on Jazz and he was involved in many successful performances in venues such as the Crucible Theatre and the Great Hall at Sheffield University. It was in Sheffield that Johan met Susie which was the reason that he came out to Australia to begin with.
Johan is now heavily involved in both tango and world music, and has performed in various venues all over Australia. In Tángalo Johan works closely with the piano to create the musical foundation upon which the dazzling upper harmonies can flourish. As tango-music is without percussion, the double-bass has a very percussive role, pushing and pulling the tempo to create tension in the ensemble. A whole host of unconventional bass-techniques create a percussive and powerfully raw sound.
For Johan the musical endeavours that lie ahead drive his passion for music.