Latin Grammy-winner Antonio Rey opens 22nd Chicago Flamenco Festival Feb. 28-29

Latin Grammy-winner Antonio Rey opens Instituto Cervantes Chicago’s multiweek 22nd Chicago Flamenco Festival with performances at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and Feb. 29.

Rey is one of the top flamenco guitarists of his generation, dazzling audiences around the world with his soulful and powerful performances and compositions. Born in Madrid into a family of artists, he received various prestigious awards, including the “Premio Nacional de Guitarra.”

Since beginning his musical career at the age of 10, he has worked with such renowned artists as dancers Antonio Canales, Joaquín Cortés and Farruquito, guitarists Paco de Lucia Vicente Amigo, and singers Miguel Poveda, Diego el Cigala, and Estrella Morente. A noted flamenco composer, his commissions include “Gallo de Pelea” for the New Spanish Ballet.

Rey’s Feb. 28 -29 performances at Instituto Cervantes Chicago, (31 W. Ohio St.) will feature his own compositions plus selections from his acclaimed 2020 Latin Grammy-winning “Flamenco sin Fronteras” (Flamenco without Borders). Joining Rey on stage will be popular flamenco guitarist Javier Hinojosa.

Tickets are $35. For tickets and more information visit

The 22nd Chicago Flamenco Festival is dedicated to the preservation, presentation and celebration of the multicultural art form of flamenco, includes an extraordinary lineup, featuring performances by esteemed flamenco artists from Chicago and across the U.S., as well as internationally renowned artists from Spain. It runs Feb. 28-March 23.

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