In his first album, Juan performs a selection of his own compositions as well as interpretations of well known modern composers like Vicente Amigo and a mix of traditional sung forms or cantes. He plays a wide range of flamenco styles such as, Buleria, Rondeña, Tientos, Granainas, Minera, Solea por buleria, Rumba, Fandango grande and Soleares. Born in Barcelona, Juan began study in classical guitar, followed with extensive training in flamenco with renowned teachers in Barcelona, Madrid and Jerez, Spain. An award from the Canada Council for the Arts deepened his mastery of guitar and cante (singing) in Southern Spain, and inspired the recording of his first album 'Mimbre'. Juan has worked as a soloist, accompanist and arranger with numerous artists in flamenco, jazz, latin-American folklore and eastern music, performing in Spain, UK, Chile and Canada, including the prestigious Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. He is a regular performer in Vancouver's Flamenco circles, and a soloist with his troupe, 'Mimbre Flamenco'.
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