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Juan Martín – Arte Flamenco Puro

Waltons World Masters Series

‘Martín has a terrifyingly good technique and an absolute dominance of the guitar,
filling the concert hall with crystalline clarity.’
– El Mundo


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Performance

When Wednesday, 18 June 2003
Where National Concert Hall, Dublin, Main Auditorium
Presented by Waltons New School of Music
Supported by Instituto Cervantes and RTÉ lyric fm

Arte Flamenco Puro

Juan Martín • Guitar
Nuria Martín • Vocals
Luisa Chicano • Dancer
Salvador Moreno ‘El Tigre’ • Dancer


A celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar, Juan Martín has been voted one of the top three guitarists in the world by Guitar Player magazine. A native of Andalucía, he spends much time on tour and in London, where he has formed an international company, FlamencoVision, for the promotion of high quality flamenco. He has released fourteen albums, four videos and seven books. His method book, El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra, now in its seventh printing, has opened the complex art of the flamenco guitar to the whole world and is assiduously studied from Beijing to San Francisco.

Martín has performed at some of the world’s leading concert venues and at major International Arts Festivals including Edinburgh, Ludwigsburg, Montreux Jazz (solo in 1985 and with Herbie Hancock in 1987), Istanbul and Hong Kong. He has broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Spanish RTE and German ZDF television and in the United States for CNN. His solo performance of the rumba ‘La Fería’ brought his audience at the Royal Albert Hall to its feet during BBC televisions’s Joy to the World. And he has collaborated with a number of world-renowned artists, including Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Martín was the first flamenco artist to record with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and reviews of his solo compositions, The Andalucian Suites and Luna Negra, have compared him to the great Spanish composers Tárrega and Turina.

Masterclass

When Thursday, 19 June 2003
Where National Concert Hall, Dublin, Main Auditorium
Presented by
Waltons New School of Music
in association with National Concert Hall Education & Outreach
Supported by IRMA Trust, Instituto Cervantes, RTÉ lyric fm

For this open masterclass, a few talented Irish guitarists learned the techniques of this undisputed ‘world master’.

Juan Martín Masterclass 2003

Concert for Schools – The World of Flamenco

When Thursday, 19 June 2003
Where National Concert Hall, Dublin, Main Auditorium
Presented by
Waltons New School of Music
in association with National Concert Hall Education & Outreach

This was the first of our Waltons World Masters Series concerts for schools and was followed by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s in 2007 and the Soweto Gospel Choir’s in 2008.

Juan Martín
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