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String Quartet & Armadillo

Diego Jascalevich with the Hába Quartet
Sha Katsouris – violin

Hovhannes Mokatsian –  violin
Peter Zelienka - viola
Arnold Ilg - cello

Diego Jascalevich - Charango - vocals


Charango and string quartet:A line-up that has long fascinated the instrumentalist and composer Diego. The unique possibilities offered by the classical ensemble "string quartet" inspire the charango virtuoso again and again to look for the fusion of his little, unknown string miracle with the king of classical chamber music ensembles.


His compositions and arrangements, which are in the foreground in this project, combine the classical instrumentation with the originally purely folkloric small Andean guitar. He lifts the charango onto the stage of the classical sound language, that can be heard!

In the hands of Diego, the charango has long since outgrown its role as an accompanist and has become a fully-fledged solo instrument.

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Streichquartett & Gürteltier

“The encounter with Diego Jascalevich has us – the 'classical' musiciansbrought us closer to a new musical world that we hadn't been so familiar with before. With his playing and singing, he seduced us to love the music of South America with all its passion, melancholy and its rousing rhythms and helped us to understand it better.”

Peter Zelienka (member of the Hába Quartet)

String Quintet & Armadillo

Julia Schleicher - violin

Helmut Simon - violin

Joachim Schwarz - viola

Katarina Maltsev - cello

Till Spohr - double bass

Diego Jascalevich-Charango


How nice when a double bass joins the string quartet.

The arrangements and original compositions by Diego Jascalevich for this line-up were also inspired by the idea of fusing the classical body of sound with the multi-faceted expressive possibilities of the charango.


The bass emphasizes the rhythm of Jascalevich's music and the radiance of his instrument even more.

As part of the concert series "Five o' Clock - Concerts in the Fresh Air", a concert by the ensemble Gurttier and Quintet took place on July 4, 2021 in the courtyard of the Advent Church in Kassel.

Streichquintett & Gürteltier

Ensemble Los Portenos

Edgardo Otero Salvador - Bandoneon

Marcos Gonçalves de la Rocha - guitar

Diego Jascalevich – charango, guitar, vocals


The ensemble "Los porteños" takes the listener on a journey through the different regions of Latin America.

The "Porteños", as the people from Buenos Aires City are called, interpret tangos, traditional waltzes, sambas, bossa nova, as well as other typical Latin American rhythms and their own compositions.


Since 1998, the nucleus of this ensemble has been the duo of Diego Jascalevich and Marcos Gonçalves de la Rocha, who are happy to expand with other "genuine" interpreters of this music - such as here with the bandoneonist Edgardo Otero Salvador.

Los Porteños

Ensemble Rilegato

Johannes Monno - baroque guitar

Olaf van Gonnissen - Guitarra Mexicana

Markus Reich - percussion

Diego Jascalevich - CharangO


Four musicians enter the stage.

After a short moment of tense silence, gentle sounds fill the room, taking the listener musically to 17th and 18th centuries in Spain and America.

When the Spaniards set out for South America in the 16th century, the vihuela da mano and the guitarra spagnola also made their way to the New World. A print from 1538 shows Orpheus between the sailing ships of a Spanish armada: he calms the raging sea with his vihuela. In the new world, these instruments met the rhythm of the African slaves - musically it was an inspiring encounter. The compositions that were created at that time and recorded in a few books are fiery and full of joie de vivre. The charango openly shows its direct relationship to the baroque guitar and vihuela; Just like the instruments, the music in Latin America has been passed on from generation to generation up to the present day and has never denied its roots.

When Santiago de Murcia published his booklet of dances in 1732, he had already been living in the New World for more than 10 years. He came as a typical European musician and liked the new rhythms and sounds. The pieces in his book are musical sketches: the harmonies and rhythms are noted. Melody phrases follow, which can be freely combined and varied. Here one does not get very far with the European performance practice of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The four musicians of the Rilegato ensemble now attempted to approach this music from the classical European tradition as well as from the rhythms of Africa and the folklore of South America. From the very first meeting, the musical jigsaw puzzled together into a happy whole.

It is by no means a fashionable crossover project, because all four musicians remain true to their stylistic roots and their very own musical feelings. Rather, one feels the inspiration and joy in new ideas, twists and improvisations that every concert brings with it. It is precisely this inspiration that is passed on to the listener and is also reflected in enthusiastic reviews.

"It seemed as if Diego's wonderful art of improvisation was the music.:of Santiago de Murcia in 1732) would awaken from its deep sleep of nearly three hundred years.”

Prof. Johannes Monno


La chan chan
Cuarteto milonguero

Julia Rogozia - Keil, violin
Sabina Richter - Bandoneon
Julia Reingardt - piano
Till Spohr - double bass

Diego Jascalevich - guitar, charango, vocals
Guest: Nacha Daraio - vocals


Diego Jascalevich brought La Chan Chan into being in order to present the music of his home country at a high technical level in this country. in addNursing work with the top-class musicians:Inside the ensemble, a particularly differentiated interpretation of the old classics succeeds.  

Guest singer Nacha Daraio, also from Argentina, tells with her soft and velvety voice in the songs about passion, broken hearts, the neighborhood, the sidewalks, the walk, the journey of life. These are some of the elements of the Buenos Aires City scenario.

Nacha Daraio was born near the old port area of La Boca in Buenos Aires. Her relationship with tango began in her childhood when her grandmother passed on her love for the culture of Buenos Aires at a very young age.Nacha also performs in one with Diegoduo formationon.

La chan chan

Andean jazz

Michael Mller - piano

Till Sphor - Contrabass

Tobias Schulte - Drums
Diego Jascalevich - Charango - vocals


In this project, a wide variety of musical styles form an exciting fusion. The compositions by Diego Jascalevich are the guiding principles of the program: the rhythm of South American music is artfully combined with the current aesthetics of drum & bass, as well as with sounds from jazz and group improvisational elements.


The variety of colors arises from the interplay of charango, piano, electric bass and drums. Musical contrasts merge into one sound in the arrangements!

Anden Jazz Quartett

Charango Eclectic Quartett

Diego Jascalevich - charango and composition
Federico Lechner - piano
Gustavo Gregorio - acoustic bass and arrangements
José San Martin - percussion


The quartet presents a repertoire of compositions by Diego Jascalevich and traditional South American works, reinterpreted and arranged in a new and unusual style.

The project is characterized by the interplay of the charango in a new role as a soloist, together with the virtuoso and unmistakable touch of Federico Lechner, the innovative arrangements of Gustavo Gregorio and the unsurpassed rhythms of José San Martín.

The careers of the performers, who belong to opposing musical worlds, preserve the common language of South American music and give the ensemble a completely new sound!

Charango Eclectic Quartett

Charango Projection JaZZcalevich Quintet

Sandra Bauer – flute

Rolf Rasch – soprano saxophone

Rolf Denecke - double bass

Paul Stuessel - drums

Diego Jascalevich - CharangO,singing


In this project, a wide variety of musical styles form an exciting fusion.

The compositions by Diego Jascalevich are the guiding principles of the program: the rhythm of South American music is artfully combined with the current aesthetics of drum & bass, as well as with sounds from jazz and group improvisational elements.


The variety of colors arises from the interplay of charango, transverse and alto flute, soprano saxophone, double bass and drums.Musical contrasts merge in the arrangements to form a sound image.


The ensemble made its debut at the Jazzkeller Frankfurt in 2004 and has been a regular guest there.

Slaughterhouse Kassel 2004

JaZZcalevich Quintett
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