Juan Manuel Cañizares

Cañizares, Juan Manuel

Teacher of flamenco guitar. Currently on leave

Juan Manuel Cañizares has won prestigious awards like the National Guitar Award (1982) and Music Prize (2008). It was the first and only flamenco guitarist invited by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he played the Concierto de Aranjuez led by Sir. Simon Rattle at the Teatro Real.
He has collaborated with Paco de Lucía for ten years and has shared the stage and recorded with great artists such as Enrique Morente, Camarón de la Isla, Serrat, Alejandro Sanz, Mauricio Sotelo, Leo Brower, John Paul Jones, Peter Gabriel, Michael Brecker Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Peter Erskine, The Chieftains, among others.
As a composer he wrote for the National Ballet of Spain and several soundtracks such as "La Lola se va  a los puertos" with Rocio Jurado and Paco Rabal, "Flamenco" by Carlos Saura. As soloist he has released ten  discs . Since 2003 Juan Manuel is Professor of Flamenco Guitar at ESMUC, which is currently on leave.
More information on the web: www.jmcanizares.com