Argentinean composer, arranger and bandoneonist Ariel Iud has been playing both contemporary and traditional tango in Europe, Asia and North and South America. He attended the Escuela de Musica Popular de Avellaneda in Buenos Aires where he started his career playing in the Tango Orchestra directed by former Osvaldo Pugliese’s Orchestra musicians Rodolfo Mederos and Mauricio Marcelli. He also studied with renowned bandoneon masters such as Nestor Marconi, Horacio Romo, Walther Castro and Carlos Corrales as well as perused studies in composition with Eduardo Criscuolo and later with Fernando Otero.
Until 2007, Ariel played with several tango orchestras and tango groups in Buenos Aires. He played in classic tango houses such as Cafe Tortoni, Viejo Almacen and Complejo Tango. In 2008, Ariel moved to Bogota, Colombia, where he was the Musical Director of the popular tango house Bogotango and where he also first met and started working with the Swedish singer Theresia Thylin.
Since he moved to New York in 2013 he has played and recorded with prominent tango and jazz musicians, including Paquito d’Rivera, Daniel Binelli, Pablo Aslan and Emilio Solla and with the Ariel Iud Quartet. He has performed in important New York venues, such as the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, Zinc Bar and Pregones Theater. Ariel is the co-founder of the Astoria Tango Orchestra featuring the legendary bandoneonist Daniel Binelli as musical director. In 2016, he released his debut album, produced by Fernando Otero with the New York based singer Theresia Thylin and the Ariel Iud Quartet with original compositions and tango arrangements.