Juan Manuel Cañizares: “Every Concert With Paco de Lucía Was Like a Masterclass for Me”
Cañizares is the only flamenco guitarist who has played with the Berlin Philharmonic. He was trained in the “peñas” (flamenco clubs) of Barcelona in the 70s as well as the conservatory. He worked for a decade with Paco de Lucia. His transcriptions of classical music are famous, as are his own compositions. In this exclusive interview for Guitar Magazine, we talk to him about it all.