Cañizares is the first and only flamenco guitarist to have been invited to perform with the Berliner Philharmoniker – along with he played the Concierto de Aranjuez under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle in Madrid’s Teatro Real.

“Juan Manuel Cañizares is a phenomenal guitarist”

Sir Simon Rattle, Musical Director of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Interview for Revista Audio Clásica Year XIV, No. 166

“Cañizares is a fascinating and enormous guitarist”

Gerard Mortier, Artistic Director of Teatro Real de Madrid

Interview on TVE “Los Oficios de la Cultura” 2011

“…A very flamenco air, but with the greatest respect for the score. It was very good.”

Cecilia Rodrigo, the daughter of Maestro Rodrigo and Director of the Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation

Interview on TVE “Los Oficios de la Cultura” 2011

“…The standing ovation lasted for several minutes…”

El Imparcial, 1st May, 2011

“…Everything had just the right amount of personality, without too much sensationalism, highlighting secret details, with an air of discovery. The musicians and the director applauded the guitarist…”

Juan Ángel Vela del Campo, Critic in “El País”

El País, 2nd May, 2011

“… Cañizares rose to the challenge very well. Rattle, who used a larger than usual orchestra, accompanied him with care and the result was magnificent…”

Tomás Marco, Musician and Critic in “El Mundo”

El Mundo, 2nd May, 2011

“… Concierto de Aranjuez played by a flamenco guitarist with great dignity, with no lack of freshness and personality, miraculously accompanied by Rattle and the Orchestra, which played like the best chamber ensemble you could imagine…”

Fernando Herrero, Critic in “El Norte de Castilla”

El Norte de Castilla, 3rd May, 2011

“…Cañizares, one of the best guitars in Spain, is the first flamenco musician to play with the Berlin Philharmonic.”

RTVE  “Los Oficios de la Cultura”, 29th May, 2011


Europa Koncert from Madrid 2011

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Guitar: Cañizares

Teatro Real