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Their fated meeting took place 20 years ago when they played together in Barcelona. On 10. November they are prepared to impress the visitors of Prague Rudolfinum as part of the Strings of Autumn festival. Meet Michel Camilo and Tomatito!

Guitar God Tomatito and Piano Master Michel Camilo to perform in Rudolfinum on 10.11.

Eva Ledecká
06.Nov 2018
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Pianist Michel Camilo and guitarist Tomatito jointly create a unique mix of music which is definitely worth listening to. We are sure that the Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum will even more highlight the drama of this luxury musical performance in which you will be able to hear flamenco, Caribbean rhythms as well as jazz.

The two performers completely understand their instruments, one could even say forming one whole. To see these artists in the flesh is a real experience. Their last album called Spain Forever was awarded the Latin Grammy for the best instrumental album.

Michel Camilo was a musical talent from early childhood

He comes from the exotic Dominican Republic and there was no doubt that he will become a talented musician thanks to his family which has music in its blood. As a small boy he played an accordion, but his musical soul drew him to the piano which was played by his grandfather. At nine years of age, his parents bought him his first piano, thus starting his career of a great pianist. He studied the National Conservatoire for 13 years and since 1979 he performs in the USA.

Luxusní byt na prodej, Praha 7- Bubeneč - 150m
Luxusní byt na prodej, Praha 7- Bubeneč - 150m, Praha 7

Tomatio accompanied the best flamenco singer of all time

Flamenco guitarist, Tomatito, by own name José Fernándéz Torres, was born in Spanish Almería also a family of musicians, too. He had two uncles, one of whom was a professional guitarist and the second a flamenco guitarist. Tomatio played in clubs in Andalucia where he was discovered by guitarist, Paco de Lucía. Together they then musically accompanied singer known under the name of Camarón de la Isla who is considered to be the best flamenco singer of all time.

Tomatito´s music is a blend of traditional flamenco and jazz. Let yourself be seduced by the music of this "guitar fireball” together with the art of piano master, Michel Camilo. A unique opportunity is brought by the last concert of Strings of Autumn on 10. November in Rudolfinum.

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