Inaugural Concert of the 2023-2024 Music Season by the BBVA Foundation

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.

Premiere of Cañizares’ “Concierto Mediterráneo” in Japan: Unforgettable Nights in Nagoya, Japan

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.

Live concert by Cañizares

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 dedicated to Paco de Lucía in Radio Clásica

Next Sunday 31 May, at 11:00 a.m. (Spanish peninsular time) we shall have the chance of listening to “Concierto Al-Andalus”dedicated to Master Paco de Lucía. You will be able to follow this broadcast life from anywhere in the world, through the station’s website.

Let’s get through this together!

In this difficult situation around the world, Cañizares has written a message for all readers of NewsLetter. From today until the end of April 2020, we offer you the free download of his flamenco album “El Mito de la Caverna”.
Please visit the following link …

Happy New Year

In 2020 we celebrate the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, and Cañizares is working full steam ahead in the Artistic Swimming Spanish National Team.

In 2020 he will travel to Japan three times: during the Olympic Games, for his tour, and for the presentation of the album Rodrigo por Cañizares. He shall also visit other countries in Asia and Latin America.

Concierto Al-Andalus by Cañizares in Pamplona

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.

Concert in Gibraltar

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.

Benefit Concert for Gran Canaria

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.

Sevilla Guitar Festival – Concierto de Aranjuez

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.

News published about “Rodrigo por Cañizares”

This post features several links to News published about “Rodrigo por Cañizares”, Cañizares’s new album, dedicated to master Rodrigo, an album which includes an unpublished piece by the Rodrigo, who died 20 years ago this July. This new piece is “Preludio al Atardecer”, composed in 1926 and discovered by Javier Suárez Pajares in 2018.

Cordoba Guitar Festival Photo Gallery

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.

Cañizares’s guitar in the World Aquatics Championship

You can watch the Free duet event, the music of which was arranged by Cañizares and played by himself accompanying the great opera singer Plácido Domingo; the choreography was arranged by Antonio Najarro, director of the National Spanish Ballet

Cordoba Guitar Festival

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.

World premiere of an unpublished work by Joaquín Rodrigo

26 June 2019 was an important day for music history in Spain. That day, “Preludio al atardecer”, an unpublished work by Master Joaquín Rodrigo, was premiered in the auditorium of the National Library of Spain (Biblioteca Nacional de España).

New album “Rodrigo por Cañizares” unpublished work by Rodrigo

Cañizares presents his new album, Rodrigo por Cañizares”, which is his 15th as a soloist, and the tenth in his series “por Cañizares”. This album includes an unpublished work by Master Rodrigo, “Preludio al atardecer”, which was found in the foundation of Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo.

Concert in Montenegro

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”.

Concert in Alicante, the land of guitar

Throughout the year, Alicante witnesses many guitar concerts and events. This Mediterranean city is doing outstanding work in disseminating guitar music.

Cañizares has taken part in several concerts and a guitar-focused documentary produced by Diputación de Alicante.

Concierto de Aranjuez in Taiwan

Concierto de Aranjuez in Taiwan, Cañizares has collaborated with the Taipei Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Master Josep Pons. The concert took place in one of Taiwan’s largest concert halls. As the photograph shows, the National Music Theatre is a majestic building.

Spanish National Team with Cañizares’ music

Cañizares attended the competition live for the first time. For him, it is important to listen to the acoustics of the sport hall, as music will sound very differently in the recording studio. This new experience will be of great help for the work that he is undertaking for the Spanish national team.

Concierto de Aranjuez in Italy

Last month, Cañizares has had the opportunity of playing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Master Rodrigo in several theatres worldwide.
The two photographs which open this new correspond to the concert that took place in Pistoia, Italy.

Concert de Aranjuez in the Palau de la Música Catalana

Cañizares interpreted the Concierto de Aranjuez in the Palau de la Música Catalana, only concert hall to have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO (4 December 1997).

Rodrigo composed El Concierto de Aranjuez in 1939, and premiered it in this very concert hall in the following year, when it was interpreted by guitarist Rigino Sainz de la Masa.

Cañizares in a film of Arantxa Aguirre “El Amor y la Muerte – Historia de Enrique Granados”

Last weekend, TVE’s La 2 broadcast Arantxa Aguirre’s ‘El Amor y la Muerte – Historia de Enrique Granados’, which had 310,000 viewers.

The movie will be available until 22 April in TVE’s ‘Imprescindibles de la TVE’

Concert in Gran Canaria

In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Cañizares has collaborated with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, conducted by Master Karel Mark Chichon. Cañizares has performed as soloist guitar in Fantasía para un Gentilhombre by Master Rodrigo, which was also included in the programme of the concerts in Finland, a couple of weeks ago.

Cañizares wins the MIN award for Best Flamenco Album 2019

On Wednesday March 13th, Teatro Circo Price, in Madrid, was the epicentre of Spanish music, with the MIN Awards ceremony, which was attended by candidates, family and friends.  

Spanish National Team of Artistic Swimming

The Spanish National Team of Artistic Swimming (formerly known as synchronised swimming) has won 5 medals (1 gold, 3 silvers and 1 bronze) in the first World Series competition, which took place in Paris last weekend.

Award Premios MIN 2019 | Cañizares nominated

Cañizares’s latest álbum El Mito de la Caverna, has been made a NOMINATED to the Best Flamenco Album Award, Premios MIN 2019 (Premios de la Música Independiente).
The award ceremony will take place in Circo Price, Madrid on March 13th.

Concerts in Portugal – Cañizares and Gulbenkian Orchestra

Recently, Cañizares played the Concierto de Aranjuez, by Rodrigo, in Lisbon, accompanied by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, conducted by Master Giancarlo Guerrero.
Master Guerrero has won numerous Grammies. Currently, he is conducting very prestigious orchestras worldwide.
Master Guerrero, as a master of percussion, and Cañizares, as a guitarist…

Unpublished work of Morente and Cañizares – Omega 20th Anniversary Edition

The album “Omega “, by Enrique Morente, released in 1996, is probably one of the most controversial and influential albums in the history of flamenco.
The documentary film ‘Omega’ premiered in 2016, presented the process that led to the release of the album, the problems that had to be overcome…

Cañizares Flamenco Quintet | Photo album of the Japanese Tour

Cañizares Flamenco Quintet’s extensive tour of Japan, in 2018, has been included in a programme produced by La 2 (part of the Spanish Broadcast Corporation – TVE) in order to commemorate the anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Japan.

New Year’s Concerts with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Early in the morning, we went to Dresden’s theatre to attend the first rehearsal with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. In the photograph, you can admire the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), which is the symbol of Dresden.

Cañizares interpreted Concierto de Aranjuez by Maestro Joaquín Rodrigo in Malta

The Teatro Manoel, where Cañizares interpreted Concierto de Aranjuez by Maestro Joaquín Rodrigo, is one of Europe’s oldest theatres. The theatre’s history is clearly reflected in the interior decor.

Cañizares will compose the music for the Spanish national artistic swimming team in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Cañizares will be in charge of composing the music for the Spanish national artistic swimming (synchronised swimming) team in the Tokio [...]

The Spanish National Ballet and Cañizares

Last Saturday, Cañizares attended a premiere by the Spanish National Ballet, to commemorate the company’s 40th anniversary, and Antonio Najarro’s, the company’s director, final production. As always, it was a spectacular concert.

Donation of guitar ‘Cañizares Model’ to Music Museum of Barcelona

Cañizares and Vicente Carrillo, luthier of 'Cañizares Model' guitars, donated a guitar to the Music Museum of Barcelona. The guitar [...]

World premiere of “Mediterranean Concert” to the memory of Joaquín Rodrigo

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to witness the world premiere of ‘Concierto Mediterráneo’ to the memory of Joaquín Rodrigo, in L’Auditori (Barcelona). The work was written by Cañizares, on commission of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.

Press conference ahead of the world premiere of Concierto Mediterráneo

Concierto Mediterráneo to the memory of Joaquín Rodrigo written by Cañizares on commission by the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra will be premiered this Friday [...]

Full house in the Paris Philharmonie, France

The concert in the Paris Philharmonie followed the two concerts in Lille, a city in northern France, near the Belgian frontier.

French Premier of Concierto Al-Andalus in France

Poster of the Concert in Lille Last week we witnessed the French premiere of Concierto Al-Andalus with Lille’s National Orchestra, conducted by [...]

Cañizares will play the Concierto Al-Andalus in the Paris Philharmonie

This week, Cañizares will begin his tour with the Lille National Orchestra (France). Cañizares was invited by this orchestra in [...]

Great success in the Día de la Guitarra concert in Alicante

Last week, Cañizares participated in the Día de la Guitarra concert, in Alicante, which was a great success. The newspaper [...]

Cañizares performs in the “Día de la Guitarra” special concert in Alicante

Tonight, Cañizares will perform at ADDA (Auditorio de Diputación de Alicante), in a special event: "El Día de la Guitarra". Just [...]

Cañizares Performs in the “Día de la Guitarra” special concert in Alicante

Cañizares will play the Concierto de Aranjuez with Murcia Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Josep Vicent in this special event Next [...]

Cañizares gives a lecture and a flamenco concert for Japanese students

Over 600 secondary school students from the province of Miyagi, Japan, attended the event One of Cañizares’s aims in Japan, [...]

Cañizares collaborates with the Japanese classic guitar master Shin-Ichi Fukuda

In celebration of this unique occasion, Cañizares dedicated a piece to Shin-Ichi Fukuda. The piece, entitled ‘Resonancias’, was premiered in [...]

Cañizares’s new Japan tour

12 concerts in the most prestigious concert halls and theatres in 11 Japanese cities Cañizares’s concerts and tours are a [...]

Cañizares’s concert in Lithuania totally sold out!

In response to the great reception of these concerts, the organisation has decided to organise an additional performance. On 25 [...]

Cañizares in the Japanese magazine Paseo Flamenco

The magazine Paseo Flamenco, founded over 30 ago, sells over 10,000 per month The August release, the magazine Paseo Flamenco [...]

Cañizares makes his debut in Liechtenstein, with his Flamenco Quartet

Cañizares took part in the 26th edition of Liechtenstein’s Guitar Festival ‘LiGiTa’, before a full house. Liechtenstein is the 6th [...]

Flamenco guitar Master Class. 38th edition of the Cordoba Guitar Festival

As in previous years, the places were sold out 2 months in advance Cañizares is a familiar feature in the [...]

The Al-Andalus concert, by Cañizares, performed for the first time in Russia

A prestigious Russian guitar festival has brought Cañizares back to Russia. The Concert Al-Andalus, dedicated to Paco de Lucía, was [...]

Cañizares celebrates the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca in Japan

Cañizares was invited as soloist for the concert held to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca in [...]

The Japanese version of Cañizares’s latest album ‘El Mito de la Caverna’ released in Japan on 11 April

The release of Cañizares’s latest album was a great success in Japan. Previously, Cañizares had conceded 28 interviews to the [...]

Full house in Cañizares’s first concerts in Malaysia

Cañizares made his first visit to KL, capital of Malaysia, to interpret the Concert of Aranjuez with the Philarmonic Orchestra [...]

Cañizares plays the Al-Andalus concert with the Orquesta de Extremadura and Master Roberto Forés

The Al-Andalus concert was composed by Cañizares and dedicated to Master Paco de Lucía. On 8 and 9 March, Cañizares [...]

Cañizares releases his new Flamenco CD ‘El Mito de la Caverna’

After ten albums in which he transcribed the works of classical authors such as Falla, Granados, Albéniz and Scarlatti to [...]