Rafael Riqueni

Rafael Riqueni

Real Name:
Rafael Riqueni
Profile:
Rafael Riqueni del Canto
Seville, 1962. Guitarist.

Since 1977, when he won the Ramón Montoya Prize for Concert Guitar in Cordoba, at the age of only fifteen, he has had a serious, consequent performing activity. An exquisite musician, composing and concert performance are important facets of his work, at live performances and in his record catalogue, although he has not ceased to accompany cante, as he is convinced that "it is very important for the solo guitarist to know the cante, because that is what provides firmness when playing alone". Riqueni has performed extensively as a concert guitarist and has played with people such as Enrique Morente, Anouar Brahem, Al Di Meola, Matías Fray and the Vargas Blues Band. He is also a noted flamenco composer, similar to the style of Albéniz and Turina. His 1987 album simply entitled "Flamenco", was recorded live without any special effects or recording studio tricks. He is an imaginative, fertile creator and his work has that unequivocal aroma of Triana where he was born. "Suite Sevilla" is a very ambitious, beautiful creation that is not actually flamenco, as it also draws near to Spanish classical music, and in fact he performs it with the classical guitarist José María Gallardo. In 1999 he published an excellent book and video teaching the flamenco guitar. His last album "Alcázar de cristal" is a work of art that combines pure flamenco sounds with more elaborate string aarrangements. After 15 years of silence Rafael Riqueni is finally back and his new album "Parque de María Luisa" is expected to be released in early 2012.

Discography:
Juego de niños (1986) [Nuevos Medios, Madrid]
Flamenco (1987) [Accidentales Flamencos, Germany]
Mi tiempo (1990) [Nuevos Medios, Madrid]
Suite Sevilla (1993) [Disques JMS, Paris]
Maestros (1994) [Discos Probeticos, Granada]
Alcázar de cristal (1995) [Auvidis, Paris]
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Artist

Rafael Riqueni Discography

Albums

Rafael Riqueni Juego De Niños (Album) Nuevos Medios Spain 1986 Sell This Version
Rafael Riqueni Flamenco (Album) Blue Angel Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Rafael Riqueni Mi Tiempo (Album) Nuevos Medios Spain 1990 Sell This Version
JMS 652 Rafael Riqueni & José María Gallardo Del Rey Rafael Riqueni & José María Gallardo Del Rey - Suite Sevilla(CD, Album) JMS Records JMS 652 France 1993 Sell This Version
Rafael Riqueni Maestros (Album) Discos Probeticos Spain 1994 Sell This Version
Rafael Riqueni Alcázar De Cristal (Album) Auvidis Ethnic France 1996 Sell This Version
0602557648287 Rafael Riqueni Parque De María Luisa(CD, Album) Universal Music Group 0602557648287 Spain 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

AVI 8033 Moraíto, Rafael Riqueni, José Luis Montón, Pedro Bacán Moraíto, Rafael Riqueni, José Luis Montón, Pedro Bacán - Coleccíon Palos del Flamenco: Guitarras por Bulerías(CD, Album, Comp) Naïve Auvidis Iberica AVI 8033 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
NM 15 816 CD Rafael Riqueni Nuevos Medios Colección(CD, Comp) Nuevos Medios NM 15 816 CD Spain 2002 Sell This Version