Oakland, California based composer and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski writes modern tango and contemporary chamber music without stylistic restriction. As leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble and member of Barreiro Tango Trio, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Portland, Seattle, Montreal, Pisa, and Rome.
Gorczynski has performed Astor Piazzolla's Bandoneon Concerto "Aconcagua" with composer Mason Bates' Mercury Soul Orchestra, has worked with the California Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has debuted his compositions on concert bills with the Kronos Quartet, Friction Quartet, Diego Schissi, and Tango Sin Fin.
Gorczynski has toured internationally as bandoneonist for the Argentine tango groups Tango BC Trio, Barreiro Tango Trio, and Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, and collaborated on dozens of tango albums. His compositions for various ensembles have been debuted with Portland's Chamber Music Northwest Festival and with Intermusic SF, where he was twice awarded the MGP grant (2016 / 2018) commissioning new compositions in the style.
Charles has released albums with Serein Records, 482 Music, Ropeadope Records, and Front Forty Press. Redwood Tango Ensemble released their second album "Prizefighter" on vinyl with ears&eyes Records (Buenos Aires / Chicago) in 2018, garnering widespread critical acclaim for their singular style and inventive compositional approach.