Antonio Rey is one of the top flamenco guitarists of his generation. He is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer from Madrid.
- Antonio Rey plays flamenco guitar for the Flamenco Festival New York 2023; at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East; on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7pm $25. 🇪🇸
Rey’s acclaimed album “Flamenco sin Fronteras” (Flamenco without Borders) won the 2020 Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album.
In Spain, he has won many awards including the “Premio Nacional de Guitarra” (Spanish National Guitar Award). That is no small feat because the modern guitar developed in Spain.
He has also worked with guitar legends Paco de Lucia and Vicente Amigo. He has backed famous singers such as Miguel Poveda, Diego el Cigala, and Estrella Morente. Rey has worked with famous dancers such as Antonio Canales, Joaquín Cortés and Farruquito. He has composed a lot of music for dance.
Like many great artists, Rey was born in the Flamenco. The generational knowledge transfer begins at birth. Born in Madrid in 1981, he started performing at age 10 with his father in the tablaos (Flamenco bars) of Mexico, and was soon touring the world on his own.
For artists like Antonio Rey, playing is as simple and essential as breathing. He is known as a charismatic character. You feel it in his music. It warms you, makes you daydream and want to move. That’s Flamenco!
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Rey has released three albums so far.
- “Flamenco sin fronteras” (2020) Best Flamenco Album Latin Grammy winner
- “Camino Al Alma” (2013)
- “Colores del Fuego” (2011)
Original Antonio Rey coverage was sponsored by Robert Browning Associates. Thank you for sharing such great artists.
- Antonio Rey plays his 2020 Latin Grammy-winning Flamenco guitar for Robert Browning Associates at Roulette in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8pm. From $30. 🇪🇸
The show’s lineup includes: guitarists Javier Hinojosa and Pedro Cortes, and percussionist Jose Moreno. Rey will play his own compositions including selections from his 2020 Latin Grammy winning album “Flamenco sin Fronteras” and new works. Be among the first to hear his great new music.