LATIN STRIDE FLAMENCO /
Manuel Alonso is a young flamenco guitarist who likes to give a modern touch to his music; he is open to incorporate different worldwide types of music and mix them; this gives him a personal sound, as well as a deep understanding of the different musical traditions of Latin America. He belongs to the flamenco artists formed in Catalonia, being the first Mexican to obtain the official superior qualification in Flamenco in the world, by the Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC).
Mexican of birth, attached to Barcelona for over a decade, and living in Andorra, Manuel Alonso started his official studies in the National Musical School of the UNAM (Mexico), along with guitarists Juan Carlos Laguna and Alejandro Salcedo, obtaining professional qualification in classical music. At the same time he starts playing the flamenco guitar, introduced to it by guitarist Rubén Díaz. He deepens his formation in the flamenco tradition in Barcelona, with well-known guitarists Rafael Cañizares, Juan Manuel Cañizares and Juan Ramón Caro, obtaining the official superior qualification in Flamenco in the world, by the Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC).
In the International Guitar Festival of Córdoba, Spain, he was performed in the Gran Teatro de Córdoba, and was taught by the guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar, as well as by the Brazilian Egberto Gismonti, well-known composer, guitarist and pianist.
In 2009 he produced his first record, Guitarra Iberoamericana. He has performed in prestigious tours and festivals in Mexico, Spain, Andorra, Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Arab Emirates, and performs in Barcelona and Andorra on a regular basis.