Raised in a typical Argentinian home surrounded by traditional music but with a classical education at the same time, this “constantly running away from the comfort zone” artist brings a refined guitar technique applied to world music through extremely creative arrangements.
Jazz harmonies, Latin American grooves, open-minded Free Jazz techniques and meticulous work in the field of improvisation come together through Dario Acosta Teich’s music.
Born in Tucuman, Argentina in November 1986, Dario started to study Guitar at the Conservatory of the city at age 11. After graduating as a guitar performer in 2008 he moved to Buenos Aires to study Composition at the University of La Plata. One year later he was invited to become a cooperating teacher in the academic topic Argentinian Folklore. In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in jazz performance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
As a performer, Dario has offered numerous concerts as a soloist as well as in countless groups and ensembles, not only in Argentina but in many parts of the world. He was invited to participate in festivals including the Young Chamber Music International Festival in Chile, the Guitars of the World International Festival (2006-8, 2011-12, 2017-18), the Jerusalem Jazz International Festival, the Cosquin Folklore Festival and more..
Dario has collaborated with several of the most recognized musicians in Argentina: Juan Falu, Nahuel Pennisi, Ernesto Snajer, Teresa Parodi, Peteco Carabajal, Cecilia Zabala and Lucho Hoyos. His music has been highly acclaimed by icons of the music scene in Israel: Idan Raichel, Albert Beger, Achinoam Nini and Daviv Broza. In 2017 Dario was invited to record with William Parker (one of the greatest exponents of the free jazz in the world) in New York for his album Voices Fall From The Sky.
As a composer, Dario has written numerous pieces for solo instruments, ensembles and orchestras, some of which have been performed by the National University of Tucuman Symphonic Orchestra. He also composed the soundtrack for several independent films and composed, arranged and performed live for Argentina: Bombo y Milonga, a music and dance project presented in Argentina and Mexico, to great acclaim from the press.
Dario has performed in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Israel, Palestine, Spain, Belgium, France, Netherlands, England, Czech Republic, Austria, United States and Canada.
His second solo album To Fly, based on improvisations, was released by the label MULATTA
RECORDS in New York City in January 2019. To Fly was nominated as best instrumental album for the Mercedes Sosa Awards in Argentina.