Beltango was founded in Belgrade, Serbia, 1998, by professor, bandoneonist and composer Aleksandar Nikolic.
Quinteto Beltango present all abundance of tango repertoire. Apart from traditional tango pieces, compositions of the tango nuevo trend of Astor Piazzolla and modern tango, they also present their own Beltango compositions from "Balkango" opus.
They have been equally successful in performing on large concert podiums, symphonic halls, theater stages, classical chamber halls, tango balls, gran milongas, festivals as well as in other places where the spirit of tango revives.
Argentina, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Malta, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro are just some of the countries in which Beltango quinteto has performed with great success. In fact, in their 20 years of artistic activities they have played more than 900 concerts in around 30 countries.
Quinteto Beltango is the only European tango orchestra to be invited by the Ministry of culture of Buenos Aires to perform at "World Tango Festival - Buenos Aires, 2007".
Beltango quinteto is the guest orchestra of the World's biggest international tango festivals:
Buenos Aires World Tango Festival 2007, Berlin Tango Festival 2007-2009-2013, Tarbes Tango Festival 2018, Zurich Tango Festival 2014-2015-2017, Basel Oster Tango Festival 2016-2017, Trieste Tango Festival 2015-2016-2017-2018, Nantes Tango Festival 2018, Victoria BC Tango Festival 2018, Bregenz Tango Festival 2016, Baden Baden Tango Festival 2014-2016, Karlsruhe Tango Festival 2015, Luzern Tango Festival 2012-2013, Wuppertal Tango Festival 2013-2014-2017, Bonn Tango Festival 2014-2015-2016-2017-2018, Taboe Tango Festival 2017-2018, Dortmund Tango Festival 2018, Munster Tango Festival 2014-2015, Leipzig Tango Festival 2014, Eindhoven Tango Festival 2017, Palermo & Marsala Tango Festival 2014-2016, Karnten Tango Festival 2016, Lausanne Tango Festival 2013, Dresden Tango Festival 2018, Flensburg Tango Festival 2014-2015, St Moritz Winter Tango Fest 2018, Oldenburg Tango Festival 2012-2013, Aix Les Bains Tango Festival 2012-2013, Rovinj Tango Festival 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018, Danubiando Budapest Tango Festival 2010-2011-2012, World of Tango Tampere Festival 2011, Opatija Tango Festival 2011, Warszawa Tango Festival 2009, Napoli Tango Festival 2008, Copenhagen Tango Festival 2008, Tango Camp Sweden 2007-2008, Tango Camp Greece 2007-2008, Novi Sad Tango Festival 2015-2016-2017-2018, Belgrade Tango Festival 2004-2013...
Like co-authors and musical directors, they’ve produced tango-show "TANGO DE MI VIDA" . They shared stage with some of the greatest tango artists in the world: Miguel Angel Zotto y Daina Guspero, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Adrian Veredice y Alejandra Hobert, Roberto Herrera y Laura Legazcue, Gustavo Rosas y Gisela Natoli, Angel Coria y Claudia Sortino, Geraldine Rojas y Ezequiel Paludi, Gaspar Godoy y Carla Mazzolini, Miriam Larici y Eduardo Barrionuevo, Santiago y Erna Giachello, Damian Rosenthal y Celine Ruiz, Roberto Reis y Natalia Lavandeira, Pablo Moyano y Roberta Beccarini, Sergio Cortazzo y Soledad Rivero, Pablo Villarazza y Dana Frigoli...
Beltango quinteto has also produced the gala-concert "Beltango Symphonico" as well as performed together with different big orchestras like CRR Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Wuppertal Sinfonikers, Macedonia Philharmony Orchestra, Vietnamese National Symphony Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, Bulgarian AGBU Chamber orchestra, St George Strings and Nis Symphony Orchestra.
As if that wasn’t enough they’ve also collaborated with Belgrade Tango Association and hosted the International Belgrade Tango Festival for 10 years (2004-2013).
They published five CD’s:
"Bandoneon & Strings" l 2016,
"Theatre of Soul - Teatro del Alma" l 2013,
"Beltango Trilogia" l 2007,
"Beltango en Vivo!" l 2004,
"Beltango Nuevo plays Piazzolla" l 2001