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Jorge Castañeda is a highly accomplished classical and flamenco guitarist residing in Jerez, Spain. He has performed globally including at the numerous international guitar festivals he has been invited to and has also performed as a soloist with multiple Symphony Orchestras and with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru. Jorge is a regular performer in well known Flamenco venues in Spain and has had the pleasure of playing with numerous aclaimed musicians of the Flamenco world.
With his doctorate in music and endless amount of knowledge in Classical and Flamenco guitar, Jorge also shares his knowledge with a passion for teaching all that has been passed onto him from his masters. He is not only a fantastic performer but is just as known for his teachings. He dedicates a lot his time running workshops and has a limited group of dedicated online students he takes on every year. Once a year he also takes students from around the world to Jerez de la Frontera for a one of a kind masterclass. The difference being he throws them into authentic flamenco situations where you have to either sink or swim. He offeres a very authentic & unique way of learning flamenco, especially for those from outside of Spain.
Jorge Castañeda is coming to Sydney, Australia for the first time in January 2016!
He will be available for private Flamenco lessons and will be running an exclusive Flamenco guitar workshop.
Please contact for more information.
I. Classical Guitar:
Born in 1979, Jorge began his musical life in 1989, playing the charango and the guitar. He studied at the ‘School of Fine Arts Francisco Laso’ and took guitar lessons with Carlos Aguilera Bueno. In 1997 he received a scholarship from the Polish Government which enabled him to study the classic guitar in the following music universities: “Uniwersytet Muzyczny im. Kiejstuta i Grażyny Bacewiczów” in the city of Łódź under prof. Jacek Dulikowski, and in the “Uniwersytet Muzyczny im. Fryderyka Chopina” in Warsaw under Marcin Zalewski.
In 2005, he received a scholarship of the DAAD in Germany. Thanks to that, he studied in the “Staatlische Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst” of Stuttgart under prof. Johannes Monno. He joined masterclasses from several classical masters including: Sergio Assad, Anatolij Shpakov, Abel Carlevaro, Giampaolo Bandini, Jakub Niedoborek, Leszek Potasinski, Thomas Müller- Pering, David Tannembaum, David Russell, Olaf van Gonnisen and Pavel Steidl just to name a few.
Jorge has been invited to and performed in numerous international guitar festivals including:
Jorge also performed in Peru, Chile, France, Spain, Poland, Holland, Germany, in the Ukraine, Belorussia, Mexico, Brazil and in Lebanon. He has also performed as a soloist with Symphony Orchestras such as the "Filharmonia Swiętokrzyska", "Filharmonia Sudecka" (both Polish symphony orchestras) and also with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru.
II. Flamenco Guitar:
After establishing a long and successful career in classical guitar, Jorge’s journey took a slight turn towards the art of Flamenco. For over a decade, he has spent his time studying the flamenco guitar intensely in the heart of its origins : Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. He has since taken lessons and guidance from accomplished guitar players like Francisco Javier Jimeno (Málaga), Jesús "Cuchus" Pimentel (Vigo), Jesús Agarrado (Jerez), Antonio Soto (Málaga), Amir John Haddat (Madrid), Augustín de la Fuente (Jerez) and José Luis Balao (Jerez). He also participated as a scholarship holder in a master class with Juan Manuel Cañizares at the International University Menéndez Pelayo (Santander).
Jorge has had the pleasure of playing with the following musicians of the flamenco world : Jesús "Cuchus" Pimentel, Marta Moreno, David "El Gamba" Morán, Antonio Sanlúcar, Ana Galán, Gonzalo de Jerez, Tequila de Jerez, Romerito, Karine Gonzáles, Gloria Membrive, Juanillorro de Jerez, Jesús Alvarez, Gloria la Cuca, Wilo del Puerto, Momo de Jerez, Juan Lara, Gema la Cantarota, Paco Gasolina, Regli de Jerez, Simón el Rubio, Cala de Jerez, Paco Lara, Juan Granados, Juan de Márquez just to name a few.
He is also a regular performer in well known flamenco venues like :
Peña Flamenca “Perro de Paterna” in Guadalcacín (Jerez), Peña Flamenca “La Zúa” (Jerez) and Peña Flamenca “Puerto Lucero” (Sanlúcar de Barrameda). Also in such Tablaos like: “El Rincón de Mati” (Jerez), the Teatro Municipal de Guadalcacín (Jerez) and in the Teatro Municipal de Nueva Jarilla (Jerez).
As well as performing as a soloist, he plays for several singers and dancers and has played many times in the Companía Flamenca de Simón el Rubio, while also accompanying the flamenco dance lessons from dance masters like: Juan Parra and Ana María López in Jerez de la Frontera
Even today he spends almost all of his time developing his flamenco career principally in Jerez, where he has recorded several radio & T.V performances and is still habitually playing with several musicians in well known Jerez Tabancos like: Tabanco “El Pasaje”, Tabanco “Cruz Vieja” and also in numerous historic Peñas Flamencas all around Jerez.
On top of flamenco, Jorge collaborated with musicians of various styles for plentiful musical projects during his career, among: concerts for the foundation "Jehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" (of which he was scholarship holder), "Junge Oper" in the "Staatstheater” of Stuttgart. Jorge also has his own album.
“Elegía” - Jorge Castañeda plays J.S. Bach, J. Dowland, A. José, A. Maguiña, J.K. Mertz.
G & A Producciones Lima-Perú 2008.
Jorge Records for several radio and tv station around the world and has also featured and collaborated for musical productions from other musicians.
Jorge is avaialble for private Flamenco guitar lessons either in person in Jerez or worldwide via video Skype calls.
Please contact for details and availability.