Fernando de la Rua
Brazilian guitarist born in Itapeva (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and living in Madrid since 2000. Musician and composer of the albums “Nuances” (2012) and “Aural” (2017),
He has a hybrid language of flamenco with harmonic elements of Brazilian music, creating original themes for shows with choreographic productions.
Its main artistic and professional references are the Amor de Dios Center for Flamenco Art and Spanish Dance or the Tablao Flamenco Las Carboneras.
Artists with whom he has performed: La China, Manuel Reyes, Domingo Ortega, Inma Ortega, Rocio Molina, Tacha, Ana Romero, Rafaela Carrasco, La Popi, Ángel Gabarre, Rafael Jiménez El Falo, Manuel Liñán, Sara Calero, Gema Caballero, Juañares , Alejandro Molinero, Marco Flores, Olga Pericet, Chelo Pantoja, Pedro Sanz, Jose Luis Montón, Pablo Suárez, Jesús Torres, among others.
He has worked as a guitarist and composer at the Concertgebouw Theater (Amsterdam), Teatro Albéniz (Madrid), Teatro Español (Madrid), Joyce Theater (New York), Teatro Shinjuku (Tokyo), Teatro Victoria (Singapore), Real Coliseo de Carlos III (El Escorial), Café de la Danse (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), UN Theater (New York), Sadler’s Wells Theater (London), among others.
He has received the awards for best music for dance at the Choreography, Spanish Dance and Flamenco Contest (2004, Albéniz Theater in Madrid); revelation author of the Madrid Academy of Music (2011); Music Award from Brazil com Z magazine in Madrid (2014).
Main flamenco festivals where he has performed: Festival de Jerez de La Frontera, Bienal de Sevilla, Womex, among others.
Albums in which he has collaborated: “De ida y returned” l by Patricia Prieto (2005);
“Soleando Suite”, by José Luis López (2006); “Dreams of an awake man” (2007) and “The call” (2014), by Ismael Serrano; “Trabajito de chinos” (2008) and “Supercop” (2009), by La Shica; “Telaraña – Canciones para mejorar el mundo”, by Vanessa Borhagian (2009); “Onde é que o caminho sai?”, By Flávia-N (2009); “Sin compasión”, by Pasión Vega (2011).
He is currently a specialist professor and teacher at the María de Ávila Superior Dance Conservatory in Madrid, under the coordination of Rafaela Carrasco, Isabel Bayón and Jesús Torres . In addition, he is a guitar teacher and guitarist in the courses of the Stuttgart Flamenco Festival (Germany ) (2016-2019) under the direction of bailaor and choreographer Miguel Ángel Espino.
Musical duos: “Saudade Flamenca”, a flamenco-Brazilian and Latin American fusion with the Madrilenian singer Patricia Prieto; “A dos Guitarras”, a duo of classical, Brazilian and flamenco guitars with guitarist Pablo Romero Luis; “Dúo Baguá”, instrumental project with Choro de Rua with the musician and composer Marco Ruviaro (mandolin); “Dúo Arabiando”, formed by Fernando de la Rúa and Leticia Malvares (flutist).
Music and dance projects (classical, flamenco and Brazilian):
Los Choros de Madrid – Brazilian instrumental music.
Regional Matuto – Choro Quartet (Brazilian instrumental music) with musicians and composers Marco Ruviaro, Barbara Piperno and Marco Zannoti.
Brasil Flamenco Madrid – Artistic direction by the dancer Yara Castro and “Cuadro Flamenco” by musicians and dancers from Brazil and Spain.
Sons y Sonidos – Project devised by Yara Castro. Shows, theoretical and practical flamenco courses throughout Brazil.
ADM – Spanish and Flamenco Classical Dance Project devised by the choreographer and dancer Alejandro Molinero.