The acclaimed composer and guitarist Juan Manuel Cañizares, recently awarded the National Music Prize, will present his “Cañizares Flamenco Trio” at the inaugural concert of the 2023-2024 Music Season organized by the BBVA Foundation. The night promises to be an unparalleled musical encounter, merging the essence of Spanish classical music with the fervor of flamenco.
Spanish guitarist and composer, Cañizares, delivered a striking performance at the Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya on July 7th and 8th, captivating the Japanese audience on these two memorable nights. Presented for the first time in Japan was the “Mediterranean Concerto,” a concerto for guitar and orchestra composed by Cañizares. The audience’s response was outstanding on both nights, intensifying the magic of the event.
On 2 July, at 10:00 P.M., Cañizares will participate in the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, with a guitar duet concert.
Owing to the current circumstances, no audience will attend, but the concert will be broadcast online.
Concierto Al-Andalus, composed by Cañizares and dedicated to his friend and mentor Paco de Lucía, has come again to Pamplona with the Navarra Symphonic Orchestra conducted by master Josep Pons.
This concert presents many flamenco features, including flamenco hand-clapping.
Cañizares gave a solo concert in Gibraltar. The event was celebrated in The Convent Ballroom, a historical building built in the 16th century.
The concert was a great success. The repertoire was a wonderful mix of flamenco music by Cañizares and pieces of Spanish music arranged for guitar by Cañizares.
As a show of solidarity with those who suffered the consequences, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by master Maestro Chichon offered an extraordinary concert and invited several first-rate artists to participate. They offered to play for free, as did master Chichon, in order to show their sympathy with the people from the Canaries.
Cañizares took part in this event, playing Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un Gentilhombre as a soloist.
Cañizares took part in the 10th edition of Festival de la Guitarra de Sevilla. He opened the festival with Concierto de Aranjuez alongside Orquesta OST directed by Master Manuel Alejandro González.
A few days before the concert he was invited to the program “La Tarde Aquí y Ahora” led by the popular presenter Juan y Medio, broadcast by Canal Sur TV.
In the 39th edition of the Cordoba Guitar Festival, Cañizares interpreted the Concierto de Aranjuez, the main work of Master Rodrigo, and his own Concierto Mediterráneo a la memoria de Joaquín Rodrigo. The concert took place in a magical setting: the Patio de los Naranjos, Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, which was declared World Heritage Site 25 years ago.
The 39th Festival de la Guitarra de Córdoba, celebrated between 4 and 13 of July, paid homage to master Joaquín Rodrigo. This tribute took place on 6 July, the 20th anniversary of the master’s death. The participants in the concert were José María Gallardo del Rey, composer and classical guitarist, and Cañizares composer and flamenco guitarist, alongside the Cordoba Orchestra, conducted by master Carlos Dominguez-Nieto.
Montenegro is a warm and welcoming country. Cañizares has been invited to one of their guitar festivals in multiple occasions. Last May, Cañizares participated in the Montenegro Guitar Festival, in the city of Tivat. Alongside the guitarist Juan Carlos Gómez he played the concert “Solo dúo flamenco”.