JOSE LUIS LÓPEZ
He was born in Madrid into a family with a long musical tradition.
José Luis is a musician with a multidisciplinary background and an extensive career in which Chamber Music (Trio de Madrid), Tango (Malevaje) and Flamenco (Camerata Flamenco Project) have given him a unique career in which he has combined the facet of performer, pedagogue, music producer and composer.
He is a pioneer in the inclusion of the cello in Flamenco, giving it a totally personal style in its various fields through a fervent career that has led him to share the stage with other great artists such as Carmen Linares, Rafael Riqueni, Jorge Pardo, Juan Manuel Cañizares and Rafaela Carrasco among many others, being acclaimed by critics: " . . . the impressive cello of Jose Luis Lopez, a sublime musician in everything he does" (Fran Pereira. Diario de Jerez XVIII Festival de Jerez).
His work as a composer in the field of Flamenco led him to be the winner of the "Composition Award for the best original music for dance" at the 11th International Flamenco and Spanish Dance Choreography Competition, and to be nominated for the MAX Awards.
Founding member of Camerata Flamenco Project, with five albums in the market, he has been working for more than 20 years, during which one of his main objectives has been to explore the stylistic boundaries between Flamenco, Classical and Jazz.
He has performed in some of the most important theatres and halls such as: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, Stanisvlavsky Theatre, New York City Center, Teatro Real, ABC Theater de Tokyo, Chaillot National Teather, Auditorium Parco Della Música, Teatro de la Maestranza, Teatro Cervantes. . .
He has been professor of cello and chamber music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca. He offers workshops and conferences-concerts around Flamenco and the cello at institutions such as Codarts, Waltons School of Music, SGAE, CellosMagics, AIG and the International Luthier Clars Cello Competition among others.