The Instituto Cervantes Sydney is honoured to host a concert with Spanish Flamenco guitarrist Paco Lara.
About Paco Lara:
Francisco Lara Puerto (Paco Lara) is an acclaimed flamenco guitarist from the authentic cradle of Flamenco that is Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Born into a family of flamenco aficionados. At just 16 years of age, Paco began working professionally as a flamenco guitarist with his brother, the singer José Lara, recording 2 albums and touring extensively. Paco was also teacher and promoter of his younger brother, Santiago Lara, who won first prize in La Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla (2000), Spain’s most prestigious guitar competition.
Embodying the unmistakable and genuine Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco has toured Internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers.
Paco has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful bands such as El Barrio (from 2000 to 2003) and Los Delinqüentes(from 2007 to 2011).