Wed 24 February 2016, 7.30pm
Instituto Cervantes Auditorium
102, Eaton Square
London’s new guitar classical series, guitarrísimo, celebrates the Latin roots of the guitar - Spain's national instrument par excellence - launching with a solo concert by exciting young virtuoso and rising flamenco star, Manuel Valencia, performing a selection of his own compositions, as part of the London Flamenco Festival.
PLUS Join us for a wine reception!
Manuel Valencia grew up with a guitar under his arm. He studied with his uncle, Fernando Terremoto, before being recruited by Gerardo Núñez to join his ensemble, with whom he has toured internationally. A great song accompanist, Valencia has underpinned the voices of Vicente Soto 'Sordera', Manuel Agujetas, José Mercé, Pansequito, Aurora Vargas, Tomasa 'La Macanita' Juana del Pipa, Fernando Terremoto as well as newer voices like Felipa Moreno, Jesús Méndez and David Carpio. As a concert soloist he made his debut in 2010 at the Festival of Jerez, which paved the way for subsequent appearances at the Seville Biennial, the Festival de la Mistela, Mont de Marsan and Suma Flamenca. In 2014 he won the ‘Revelation Giraldillo’ of the Bienal de Sevilla “for his original contributions to traditional toque”. His first solo album is shortly due for release.
Manuel Valencia Gandinga (bulería por soleá) | Entre mis manos (rondeña) | La fuente nueva(alegrías) | Velo de flor (minera-fandango) | A mi tío Manuel Morao (siguiriya) | Neferet (bulería)
Click HERE to watch a video
This is an ILAMS event organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the London Flamenco Festival
TICKETS On the door: £14, £12 Concessions, £10 Members of ILAMS | In advance: £10, £8 Concessions, £6 Members of ILAMS | Advance booking strongly recommended
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