Tania Naranjo

(born in 1971, Santiago, Chile, resident Malmö/Sweden) is a pianist,singer and composer working mostly in the field of world music. She studied piano with Nora Bierwirth at the Conservatorio Nacional/Facultad de Artes – Universidad de Chile and graduated in 1988 and with Marianne Jacobs at the Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden graduating in 1996. Nowadays Naranjo is working as a freelance musician and performs her own music. As a pianist she has interpreted Piazzolla's symphonic music together with Marcelo Nisinman, for example Concierto de Nácar with MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, and Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas with Stockholm Symphonic Winds, conducted by Jonas Dominique. Naranjo is a member of Orange Tech & Latin Ensemble together with Svante Henryson, Morgan Ågren, Robert Elovsson, and Paolo Russo. The ensemble performed newly-composed music by Catharina Backman, Peter Lyne, Jorge Alcaide to lyrics by the Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro. She has also played in a touring production of Axion Esti in Sweden, in which she cooperated with Staffan Lindroth and the actor Börje Ahlstedt. In 2008 she started her own band Tania Naranjo's Latin Trio, with the intention of expanding the genre of Latin Jazz. When composing her music, she plays with a rich variety of elements: jazz, bossa, bolero, tango, Chilean folk music, Swedish pop and even contemporary music. Naranjo's music has been played on Swedish National Radio P2, YLE Radio Vega (Finland), Radio Skopje-Macedonia 94.1 FM, and Polish National Radio will broadcast a special program about her music. Naranjo has toured in Scandinavia, Mexico, Litauen, Chile, Faroe Islands and performed at Ethnosfera Festival in Poland. She has performed together with Gotland Sinfonietta.
Selected works: All with lyrics by Pablo Naranjo Golborne: La industria del miedo for V, pf, perc, cb, 2010; Camino negro, for V, tr or for orch, 2010/2011; El paso, for V, pf, Cajon peruano, 2010; Carnaval de los mundos trenzados, for V, pf, perc, cb, charango, 2010; Sargad vals, for V pf, perc, cb, 2010; Silver graveyards, for V, pf, perc, cb, 2010. Instrumental works: Esmeralda, 2013, for pf, fis; Andes, 2011, for pf, fis; Spirits, 2013, for V, fis.
Selected recordings: Tania Naranjo Latin Trio- La industria del miedo, El Valle Records.
Awards, selection: She was awarded the Condor Prize for her contribution as a Latin-American musician in Sweden and has been given grants by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

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