Leonardo Teruggi, Doublebass, compositions, arrangements
Double bass player, composer and arranger, his curiosity an versatility established himself as one one of the most sough after double bass players in Europe.
Specialized in the avant-garde tango, he is playing since 2010 with the argentinian legendary bandoneonist Juan-José MOSALINI, accompanying him around the world in his three ensembles : the Cuarteto (with argentinian singer Sandra Rumolino), the contemporary Quinteto and the Grand Orchestre de Tango.
He also plays with two other legends of argentinian music : with pianist and composer Gustavo BEYTELMANN (recording the Hâfez et Goëthe project, Harmonia Mundi, 2013) and with guitarist and composer Tomas GUBITSCH.
Since 2006 he is the double bass player and arranger of the baroque early-fusion ensemble La Chimera, directed by Eduardo EGÜEZ, playing in the programs "Buenos Aires Madrigal", "Tonos y Tonadas", "Odisea Negra" (Naïve, 2011), « Misa de Indios » (La Musica, 2014) and "Piae Cantiones".
He also plays and arranges for the italian singer Lucilla Galeazzi in her new quintet program "Festa Italiana" (Helikonia, 2013).
He is since 2003 a member of L'Orchestre de Contrebasses, the famous double bass jazz sextet with whom he played in all Europe, Asia or the United States.
In 2013 he created with the bandoneonist Juanjo Mosalini the MOSALINI-TERUGGI Cuarteto (with pianist Romain Descharmes and violinist Sébastien Surel) a modern chamber music tango cuartet exclusively devoted to create their own original arrangements and new tango compositions ("Tango Hoy", 2014).
Leonardo Teruggi has arranged music for Juan-José Mosalini ("Noche Tango" "Grand Orchestre de Tango"), Eduardo Egüez ("Odisea Negra", "Piae Cantiones"), Lucilla Galeazzi ("Festa Italiana"), the tango sextet Las Malenas ("Live au Triton", 2011, and with Elise Caron) and also the Martinova-Garac duo.
He mainly composes for small ensembles such as the Mosalini-Teruggi cuarteto, L'Orchestre de Contrebasses, the trio of Sébastien Surel-Vincent Ségal-Tomas Gubitsch, and for the Solo violin project of Cyril Garac.
He has performed in such venues as : Carnegie Hall in New York, Berliner Konzerthaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, Salle Flajey in Brussels, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Musiikkitalo in Helsinki, Opera de Bilbao, Seoul Arts Center, Kobe Hyogo Arts Center, Arsenal de Metz, and Salle Gaveau, Radio France, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris.