Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)

Rafael Riqueni

Herencia

  • Sunday 19 March 2023
  • 20:00 h
  • Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)
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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. This program marks his US debut.

Co-presented by Robert Browning Associates, in partnership with Flamenco Festival New York.

Rafael Riqueni

Riqueni es uno de los grandes maestros de la guitarra. De musicalidad innata y con toque preciosista, toma el flamenco como base, pero su estilo evoluciona hacia las músicas clásica y contemporánea con semejanzas con la estética romántica como es el concepto nuevo de la armonía, ritmo, melodía y diseño. En sus composiciones recuerda a genios como Albéniz y Turina. Uno de los principales rasgos de Rafael Riqueni es su capacidad como concertista solo con repertorio propio. Igualmente se reconoce en Riqueni el haber desarrollado un estilo al margen de la dominante escuela de Paco de Lucía. Rafael Riqueni ha hecho un uso extensivo de la notación musical para la composición de su obra, algo singular en la guitarra flamenca.