Juan Gómez ‘Chicuelo’ is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the flamenco scene and one of the most interesting and prolific songwriters of recent generations. He is currently considered a major innovator of the flamenco guitar, following in the footsteps of the legendary Paco de Lucía. His talent as a composer and songwriter has been awarded with a prestigious Goya Award. He is currently the regular guitarist for the best flamenco singers alive, such as Miguel Poveda and Duquende, with whom he has been on various tours of Europe, Japan and the United States. Now he will join forces with another great musician from Spain, pianist Marco Mezquida. “Prodigy, magician, the total musician…”, and so much more has been said about Marco Mezquida. At the age of only thirty, it is clear that much more is yet to be said. Mezquida shines equally as composer, pianist, improviser, accompanist and bandleader. As an eclectic and versatile musician at the top of his creative power is apparent as his creative power seems endless. He has already recorded more than forty albums, of which ten as a band leader and composer. The list of artists with whom Mezquida has shared the stage, projects or studio is endless. His final album with guitarist Chicuelo “No hay dos sin tres” (2019), builds new bridges between them and their respective backgrounds, but also anticipates their next work and names the joy of these collaboration of three, with percussionist Paco de Mode.
14 October National Opera and Ballet, 21:30 NOB, 21:30