Ricardo is a guitarist with a
fine tuned ear and aficion for traditional flamenco sound.
He brings the different palos of flamenco to life with beauty and passion.
Alegrias, Bulerias, Solea, Seguiryas,
etc. Each one different from the other he embraces the variety of
moods flamenco has to offer and carves out raw emotion from the strings of
Ricardo's early local
inspiration was Sabicas, Carlos Montoya
and Benito Palacios who would play in Tuxedo at Rogeaux & Noir
Coffeehouse in Seal Beach to where he would ride his bicycle to see him
perform. His first teachers were Henry Bescanceau and Jamie Griffo before
he took a brake from Flamenco to pursue a successful career as a
professional ballet dancer.
Ricardo, performed as a classical soloist on the international stage in
the US, Canada and Europe, where with many visits to Spain he returned his
focus to Flamenco guitar.
Hearing the toque of Diego del
Gastor changed his flamenco style profoundly: he adds it's disarming, direct
sound to his love for accompaniment of baile & cante.
Ricardo has developed a style of his own that is undeniably steeped in
flamenco tradition and captures it's unique sound: duende.