• Live: fusion band NAOS QUARTET


I am Simone van der Weerden, a bandoneon player living in Rotterdam. I often get the question, how does a Dutch girl coming from a little town in Brabant end up devoting her life to this very uncommon instrument? That’s a question with an easy answer: I got struck by the amazing sound and passion of tango music and didn’t want to do anything else. So I ended up studying at the tango department of the Codarts conservatory, I even became ‘world champion’ in the category solo bandoneon of an international accordion competition and moved to Argentina.

Tango was all I did. Until I wanted to go even further. I thought why should the bandoneon stay only in tango!? My love for jazz was alway there but became stronger and I wanted to do this. I wanted to see if I could combine these worlds and create something different. So I started a master studies where I studied only with jazz teachers, which caused quite some confusion and resistance but I knew I had to follow my own path.

In the end I created my own band that consists of three great jazz musicians and myself called NAOS quartet. A new band, new sound, new repertoire. My goal with this band is to put the bandoneon more out there, change the context of the instrument and let the instrument be heard by many more people who will love the sound too!

The journey continues and the musical possibilities are endless!!!

What I do


Clearly my biggest passion is performing all over the world

You can book me in different settings, for more info see “projects”
  • 1 – Soloist with orchestra
  • 2 – v.d. Weerden – von Chossy Duo
  • 3 – Roffa Tango Trio
  • 4 – NAOS Quartet
  • 5 – LocosLindos Tango Quintet


I give bandoneon, accordeon and piano lessons. Also I give tango workshops for your institution or orchestra. For more information about private lessons click here

I teach bandoneon, accordeon and piano to:
  • Children / Adults / Groups
  • Ensemble coaching
  • Argentinean tango workshops / Masterclasses


Since I want to play my own music but also adapt music for the bandoneon I started arranging and later also composing. I do this also commissioned.

I arrange and compose:
  • Any kind of music for different settings
  • To hear my arrangements you can listen to my videos with NAOS quartet at the “media” section

Are you interested?

Contact me





Tristeza de un Doble A - Gustavo Beytelmann & Simone van der Weerden

Decarísimo - Astor Piazzolla - by NAOS quartet

The Peacocks - Jimmy Rowles

Milonga Gris - Naos Quartet



Date City Venue Country
24/09/21 - 26/09/21 Quinteto Irreal Rotterdam Tango in the Livingroom sessions Netherlands
Time: 19:00.
03/01/22 Roffa Tango Trio Enschede Theater Concordia Netherlands
Time: 12:30.
13/01/22 Roffa Tango Trio Heerhugowaard COOL Kunst & Cultuur Netherlands
Time: 14:30.
15/01/22 Roffa Tango Trio Heerlen Parkstad Limburg Theaters Netherlands
Time: 20:30. Address: Burgemeester van Grunsvenplein 145.
16/01/22 Roffa Tango Trio Rotterdam Theater Walhalla Netherlands
Time: 15:30.
20/01/22 Roffa Tango Trio Beusichem Theater het Heerenlogement Netherlands
Time: 20:30.
27/01/22 Roffa Tango Trio Veenendaal Spectrum Netherlands
Time: 20:00.
04/03/22 Roffa Tango Trio Deventer MIMIK Netherlands
Time: 20:30.
08/09/22 Duo Berretín Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg Netherlands
Time: 14:15.
18/09/22 BandoVerde Trio Rotterdam WorldMusic Jam Netherlands
Time: 12:00.
13/10/22 Roffa Tango Trio Abcoude Theater Piet Mondriaan Netherlands
Time: 20:15.

Contact me


+316 538 691 45


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