Lilian Baylis Studio

Flamenco Eñe: Rafael Riqueni


  • Wednesday 12 July 2023
  • 20:30 h
  • Lilian Baylis Studio
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“magnificent…a true work of art of unparalleled beauty” -El Pais
“instrumental mastery, unmatched in its complex cadences along with a beautiful, majestic and sensitive sound” – El Mundo

Rafael Riqueni, from the Triana neighborhood of Seville, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest masters of flamenco guitar. At the age of 12, he gave his first performances as a soloist, and, at 14, he won the two main national guitar awards: the Ramón Montoya Prize in the VIII Córdoba Competition and first prize in the VI National Competition of Jerez. Renowned for his distinctive style filled with novel harmonies and compositional concepts, he has appeared at Spain’s major flamenco festivals and toured internationally. His brilliant recordings, which make up one of the most praised discographies in flamenco, include the recent Latin Grammy-nominated Herencia.

Flamenco Eñe: Rafael Riqueni

Rafael Riqueni del Canto (Sevilla, August 16, 1962), is a Spanish guitar player and composer. He is considered as one of the biggest names or “Maestros” in flamenco guitar history. At age fourteen, he won the two main national awards for flamenco guitar in Spain. As an adult, he has won the most prestigious flamenco music awards in Spain, including: Premio Andalucía de Cultura, Premio Nacional de la Crítica, Giraldillo a la Maestría de la XVIII Bienal de Flamenco y el Premio AIE. In 2017, he was awarded with XXXI Compás del Cante, this award is always referred to by the Spanish media as the “Flamenco Nobel prize”.