SOLO ARTE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES 4 PM PERFORMANCE
CENTRO ASTURIANO DE TAMPA THEATRE
Tampa, Florida – (November 2, 2021) – Antonio Rey is known throughout the world as the Grammy-award winning Spanish Flamenco guitarist who received the award for the “Best Flamenco Album” last year at the Latin Grammys. Tampa-based Solo Arte Productions has announced he will travel from Spain to Florida and appear in Tampa for one night only on Sunday, December 19th at 4 pm. The performance is called ANTONIO REY FLAMENCO and will take place at the Centro Asturiano de Tampa Theatre, located at 1913 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa.
Tickets for ANTONIO REY FLAMENCO are for sale at $35 per person at www.soloarteproductions.com. This will be his only Florida West Coast performance of the year. Solo Arte Productions is based in Tampa, Florida and created by Javier Hinojosa to share his passion for culture & the arts. Audiences attending his performances will enjoy the most talented entertainers from Spain and around the world.
Antonio Rey is regarded by flamenco aficionados as among the one or two premier flamenco guitar virtuosos performing today. He is beloved by audiences all over the world perhaps as much for his natural charisma and charm as for his prodigious musicality. His dazzling speed, comprehensive yet effortless flamenco vocabulary and soulful compositions combine to make for an unforgettable musical experience.
He was born in 1981 in Madrid to a family of artists. His musical career began at the age of 10 in Mexico where he lived with his father, Tony Rey, several years during his youth. At age 15 he made his first tour of Japan with the renowned Japanese bailaora Yoko Komatsubara. Three years later his career in Spain was launched when he was invited by the highly acclaimed flamenco dancer, Antonio Canales, to join his company.
In 2003 and only 22 years old, Antonio won the 1st Guitar Prize at the prestigious La Union Mines Festival in Murcia, Spain. He went on that year to garner the Bordon Minero trophy followed by 1st Prize at the L’Hospitalet Contest Llobregat in Barcelona. In 2007 he was engaged as Musical Director for the live album “Olala!” by actress Victoria Abril and accompanied flamenco dancers Farruquito, Farruco, Juan de Juan, La Farruca and Manuela Carrasco and singers Rafael de Utrera and La Tana. That same year he began to present on different stages around the world his work “A Traves de Ti.” This was followed with three additional solo CDs and tours.
Antonio Rey is also an acclaimed flamenco composer. His commissions include the show “Gallo de Pelea” for the New Spanish Ballet. He has performed and recorded with many other flamenco artists including his close friend and fellow virtuoso, Vicente Amigo. He regularly accompanies the first figures of Spanish dance such as Antonio Canales, Juaquin Cortes, Juan de Juan, Rafael Amargo and Andres Marin among others.