Archive for May 8, 2019

Detrás de la Verdad by Alberto Lopez w/ John Walsh

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Alberto López will premier his new flamenco show “Detrás de la Verdad” qualified by the press as “the guitar in another dimension” with Irish guitarist John Walsh. Along the concert both guitarists will make the public feel the excitement of flamenco fused in the different themes that make it up. It will be a performance of traditional flamenco styles as tientos, granainas, tarantas and some standars of flamenco with an exclusive aim: making the audience feel. Bio Alberto López was born in Baza (Granada) in 1990, where he started his lessons to become a flamenco guitar player at 11 years old. Then, he started his academic training at the Conservatory “José Salinas”, where he won his first contest as a soloist guitarist at the tender age of 14. His passion for the flamenco has lead him to receive lessons by masters such as Miguel Ángel Cortés, Gerardo Núñez, Manolo Franco or Niño Pura among others, while he obtained his degree on flamenco guitar in Córdoba. In addition to play for voices like “El Pele” or Encarna Anillo, among others, shared the stage with artists such Tomatito, Estrella Morente…At 18 years old he started to gather his first international awards, some of the most remarkable ones are International Flamenco Guitar Competition “Ciutat de L’Hospitalet”, International Guitar Competition “Manuel Cano” or Competition for young interpreters (Jaén), among others. As a soloist guitarist, he has taken part in important flamenco events such as La Bienal of Seville, La Noche Blanca del Flamenco in Córdoba, the International Guitar Festival of Belgrade and tours along countries as Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, France, Japan, Jordan, among others. “Detrás de la Verdad” is his third self-composed show and is also the title of his first album with the collaboration of the main flamenco artists as “El Pele”, Encarna Anillo, Pepe de Pura, Manuel Tañé, Antonio Núñez “El Pulga”, Bernardo Miranda y Eduardo Giménez “Coki” as featuring artists, among others. John Walsh is Ireland’s leading Flamenco Guitarist. An accomplished musician and composer, John has been performing solo since 2006. Along with performing concerts throughout Ireland and venues in Spain and the UK, he has performed in one of the most historically important flamenco venue’s ,’El Candela’ in Madrid, as well as being the invited International Artist for the 2014 Flamenco Festival Flamenco de Consuegra. He has composed music for and performed with the National Ballet of Ireland & Michael Rooney’s De Cuellar Orchestra among others and performed for the Irish President Michael D Higgins. He has performed with many acclaimed artists including Jose Manuel Leon, Salvador Andrades, Luis de Luis, Olayo Jimenez, Lucas Gonzalez, Francisco Garcia, Felipe de Algeciras, Mercedes Garcia Lopez, Pepe de Algeciras. Previous venues in Ireland include the Electric Picnic, National Concert Hall, Millenium Theatre, RDS, The Boyle Arts Festival, Imagine Arts Festival, Thurles Arts Festival, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Guinness Storehouse, Kilkenny Castle, Charleville Castle, Liberty Hall, Backstage Theatre, Dun Laoghaire festival of World Cultures, Bray Arts Festival and various venues in Dublin, Spain and UK doors 8.30 music 9-11 entry 10e

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