08 Feb PEDRO Mª PEÑA´S guitar on Solera Flamenca: FRANCISCO BARBA´S 25th ANNIVERSARY 1992
Pedro Mª Peña has spent most of his life working on musical and stage management,, as well as musical production of an endless number of artists and shows of proven success, and it is now when Pedro María Peña has taken a step further in his artistic career, showing his talent as a composer and performer.
Guitars have played an essential role in Pedro María Peña´s life, regarding all the projects he has taken, and regardless of the characteristics and the genre of the project (Flamenco, Folk,Pop, Jazz…). Actually, apart from all the experiences he has carried out and taken part of, Pedro María Peña has been for almost 20 years the regular accompanying guitarist of one of the most brilliant figures of flamenco guitar ever: his uncle, the singer Juan Peña “Lebrijano”, whose last musical and stage productions were directed by Pedro.
The art of the guitar was learned from his father and mentor, the multifaceted Pedro Peña. Some years later, from Serafín Arriaza, Guitar Professor in Sevilla Royal Music Conservatory, where he also took some other musical theory courses. Occasionally, he was also disciple of some other great performers, such as Manolo Sanlúcar, Pedro Bacán or Enrique de Melchor.
Heir to one of the most generous families with flamenco ever, “Los Peñas”, in turn related to “Los Perrates” in Utrera, Pedro María Peña is an ever-curious artist, and his endless works have always been passionate, but also hard-working and respectful to art, other performers he worked with, and the most exquisite palates in the audience.
The current musical proposal by Pedro María Peña, as a result of all the above mentioned, comes from the sum of all those unique qualities, such as being the descendant of this talented family, being a passionate and hard worker of music – which has provided him with vast experience and knowledge of this world – , and also a rather personal way to express himself through the guitar, original, sensitive and full of good taste as it can be.
On Solera Flamenca we offer our customers a unique and exclusive opportunity: owning a guitar which belonged to a true maestro of guitar playing. This guitar was made, in addition, by one of the very best makers ever.
Now we will show you a video with maestro Pedro Mª Peña, playing this wonderful guitar by luthier Francisco Barba 1992, in our Solera Flamenca studio. In another video, we will see him accompanying his uncle´s singing: Juan Peña “El Lebrijano”:
Finally, we would like to remark the fact that Pedro Mª Peña currently plays a guitar belonging to his great friend Antonio J. García, another great maker, who we are lucky to work with, as well. Now we will show you this video of maestro Pedro Mª Peña playing his current guitar: