Aleksandra Tonelli (1992) is an Argentinian pianist and composer based in Rotterdam. On top of her formal education being classical music and tango music-based, her curiosity always led her to explore new environments and possibilities in her artistic life. She sees herself as a creative performer: an artist who aims to both create and perform towards developing a personal and unique musical signature.
Artistically, her objective is to push the traditional tango boundaries to mix it with other inspiring genres, as funk, jazz, and Latin-American folk music. That is why she decided to interchange some instruments of the traditional tango ensemble into a new line-up with drums and electric bass. She also opted to work with international artists from completely different musical backgrounds, which immediately gave her music a fresh, contemporary feeling.
In 2021 she released her first single as a composer and she is working on a more original repertoire to premiere. She wants to go beyond her comfort zone and take artistic risks in order to find new possibilities for herself as an artist to provide novelty for new audiences.