Sexteto Canyengue

Carel Kraayenhof y Su Sexteto Canyengue was a world renowed tango ensemble from Netherlands. It was founded in 1988 by Dutch bandoneonists Carel Kraayenhof and Leo Vervelde. The group was working in various formations over the years, and was active until 2015.


Carel Kraayenhof became known worldwide in 2002 after performing in the royal wedding ceremony of the crown prince of Netherlands, His Royal Highness Prince Willem Alexander with Princess Maxima Zorreguieta of Argentina.


Ville Hiltula was a member of the group 10 years between 2005-2015. He recorded two albums with the ensemble and performed all over the world in the big concert venues, including several TV performances, twice graced by the precense of The Dutch Royal Family. They also performed for Dalai Lama.


In 2005 Ville performed with Sexteto Canyengue in Buenos Aires, Argentina in several well-known tango venues, including the 100th anniversary concert of Osvaldo Pugliese, together with another world renowned tango ensemble Roberto Alvarez y Su Color Tango.


While working with Sexteto Canyengue Ville has had the priviledge to work with many world renowned artists such as Roberto Alvarez y Su Color Tango, Alfredo Marcucci, Dutch actor Karel De Rooij, Dutch cellist Quirine Viersen, world renowned conductor Kristian Järvi with his Absolute Ensemble, Dutch pop group Blof, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, The Hague Philharmonics & The Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, among many others.


Members of the group:


Carel Kraayenhof - bandoneón

Ville Hiltula - bandoneón

Bert Vos - violin

Iefke Wang - violin

Jan Willem Troost - cello

Juan Pablo Dobal - piano

Jaap Branderhorst - double bass

Based in Netherlands

Sexteto Canyengue

Zum ( Astor Piazzolla / arr. Osvaldo Pugliese )

Live performance from the Compassion Tour 2010


Sexteto Canyengue

Gallo Ciego ( Agustin Bardi / arr. Osvaldo Pugliese )

Live TV performance at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands, with Sabrina & Rubén Veliz 

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