FREE ADMISSION WITH REGISTRATION
Parking available on International Court after 6:30 pm for the duration of the event or on 36th Street (access to the Embassy through the park behind the building).
The Austrian Cultural Forum invites you in welcoming the renowned musical trio Cobario.
Cobario is a one-of-a-kind world music trio from Vienna, Austria. We are delighted to welcome the trio in Washington, DC to fill the halls of the Austrian Embassy with an eclectic mix of dreamy and melancholy tunes, energetic and compelling sound installations as well as virtuosic solos.
The award-winning trio has already toured half the globe enchanting their audience with two guitars and a violin wherever they perform. Constantly drawing inspiration from every place they go, the former buskers from the streets in Barcelona like to take their audience on musical journeys around the world. The musical adventure may start off in a dusty South American desert, only to move on to the lush green hills of Ireland, always flavoured with a hint of traditional Viennese coffee house atmosphere as the young musicians guide through the evening with their typical Viennese charm.
Beginning in 2006 as buskers in Barcelona, "Rio Che" and "El Coba" first developed the instrumental acoustic project Cobario around their two powerful guitar styles. Several months later, the extraordinary violinist "Herwigos" joined their ranks to complete the trio, which casts its incomparable spell with passion and finesse over a pleasure-loving audience.
In January 2014 the guitarist Rio Che left the instrumental trio. After some time of reflection El Coba and Herwigos decided to pursue the project Cobario and found a brilliant substitute in Georg Aichberger alias "Giorgio Rovere".
Their unique style is probably best described as “gypsy classique”. Flamenco, Gypsy, Celtic, Slavic, Asian and comtemporary influences all contribute to the unique yet familiar sound, and invite the listener to close their eyes and escape from reality.
For more information on the trio and the performance: http://acfdc.org/events-2018/cobario