Dorantes cover of International performing arts Magazine.
Flamenco pianist and composer Dorantes fuses his traditional roots with an avante garde approach to create his trailblazing music. One of the most inspiring flamenco pianists of our time...
Flamenco pianist and composer Dorantes fuses his traditional roots with an avante garde approach to create his trailblazing music. A multi-award-winning artist, Dorantes is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling flamenco pianists and composers around.
The musician has a strong background in this area of music. Born in 1969 in Seville to a prestigious flamenco family boasting a long line of legendary performers, Dorantes absorbed the roots of flamenco at home. He also studied piano at the Real Suprem Conservatory of Music of Seville from a very young age. Consequently, he has always searched for a synthesis of traditional flamenco, classical and avant-garde music.
Scrupulous about technique, innovative in the composition and perfect in the execution, Dorantes’ approach has led to him becoming an important name in the word of flamenco piano, forging a new path in piano history; a voice nurtured by Spanish flamenco and yet all his own.
Dorantes made his professional stage debut at the age of 22 at The Royal Alcazar with the King and Queen of Spain in attendance. But it wasn’t until 1998, when his first musical creation, Orobroy, was released, that the artist came to the attention of the public and critics, with purists praising his technique and fans applauding his courageous innovation.
In December 1998 he was invited to the Jazz Festival at Plaza de la
Havana to share the bill with artists such as Jack deJohnette, Steve
Turre, Roy Hargrove, Jane Bunnett, Michel Camilo, Danilo Pérez and
David Sanchez. From this point on, Dorantes was declared “the flamenco
of the twenty first century”.
Performing arts Yearbook ArtsDb 15/03/2015