Fantasía para Violonchelo y Flamenco

a co-production by Flamenco Biënnale Nederland / Cello Biënnale Amsterdam

Flamenco Biënnale 2017

What happens when you bring together an extremely talented flamenco singer and an extremely talented cellist, and add a Spanish multi-instrumentalist and a fantastic player of the Turkish stringed instrument, the kemençe? Together with Cello Biennial Amsterdam, Flamenco Biennial Nederland is organising this special concert performed by top musicians from Spain, Iran, Turkey and the Netherlands in a musical encounter with wonderful vistas.

Strings from all parts will come together around the voice of Rocío Márquez, who will be Artist in Residence at the next festival, and is one of the great promises of latter-day flamenco. The singer from Huelva strays from the beaten flamenco paths, displaying a fine sense for innovation. Dutch cellist Ella van Poucke and Iranian-Austrian Kian Soltani are equally big rising stars, and just as versatile, virtuoso and curious. Dancer Leonor Leal improvises beautiful dance scenes to illustrate the music, filled with exciting rhythms and surprising accents. The soul of the cello and of flamenco encounter each other in a worldly ensemble in which east and west converge.

Sat 22 October 20:15 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

During the festival:
Fri 13 January – De Doelen, Rotterdam
Sat 14 January – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven
Sun 29 January – Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Meet the Artists

Enjoy a Flamenco-diner at restaurant Zouthaven, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Take a look at the menu.



Rocío Márquez - vocals
Efrén López - fretless guitar, rebab, ud, hurdy-gurdy
Agustín Diassera - percussion
Ella van Poucke - cello
Kian Soltani/Maya Fridman* - cello
Derya Türkan - kemençe
Leonor Leal -  dance
*Maya Fridman will replace Kian Soltani on 29 January

Arrangements by Marijn van Prooijen, Efrén López and Derya Türkan