The Dynamic [Tango] Duo
Winnie and Ben

The dynamic duo Ben Bogart (bandoneon) and Winnie Cheung (piano) invite you to share their passion for tango music. Ben is a bandoneón player who holds a degree from Berklee College of Music and a certificate from the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilo Balcarce. Winnie is a pianist and composer from Hong Kong who holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Chicago and a M.M. and D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Each has performed all over the world, and together they’ve taught at workshops across the United States and offer online workshops to spread their knowledge and love of the genre.

Billboard Top 10

Winnie and Ben perform together with Cuarteto Tanguero, who’s 2018 album Guapeando charted at #8 in Billboard’s world music category.  You can preview the entire album on the albums product page.

PianoForte Concert Hall in Downtown Chicago

PianoForte Chicago’s features a beautiful and intimate Recital Hall perfectly suited for recitals and recording sessions.

The intimate-sounding Recital Hall and the sublime concert piano on stage make it a destination for professional performances, various chamber music ensembles, private musical events and parties, and student recitals involving family and friends.

The space offers an intimate salon atmosphere one rarely finds outside of Europe with excellent acoustics and stage lighting, as well as reference-quality recording capability.

 

Location

PianoForte Studios is located at 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.

For parking information see the the theater’s website.

More about Winnie and Ben

Ben Bogart and Winnie Cheung first encountered tango music through the dance’s incredible portrayal of emotion and intimacy, and have since joined forces to spread tango beyond Latin America and make it more accessible for everyone. Each has performed all over the world, alongside Grammy and Tony winners and world-famous musicians and orchestras. As part of the band Cuarteto Tangeuro, their 2018 release “Guapeando” hit the Top 10 on the Billboard’s World Music Chart.

Ben is a bandoneón player who specializes in Argentine Tango music. He holds a degree from Berklee College of Music, and a certificate from the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilo Balcarce. While living in Argentina for six years, he studied alongside the greats: Nestor Marconi, Rodolfo Mederos, Carlos Lazarri, and Marcos Madrigal. As a soloist, Ben has performed with orchestras, string quartets, and tango groups. He is currently the sitting President of Tanguero Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to building tango audiences and promoting self-expression through tango.

Winnie is a pianist who has a love for both the dance and music of tango. She hails from Hong Kong, and holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Chicago, and a M.M. and D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. As a composer, Winnie has won several awards including the prestigious Brian M. Israel Prize from the Society for New Music, and collaborated with the likes of Augusta Read Thomas, Louis Andriessen, and others. She has taught composition and orchestration at the Eastman School, as well as music theory at the Music Institute of Chicago and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Ben and Winnie share their knowledge at festivals and workshops across the United States, and have developed online classes to teach the next generation of tango aficionados.