MIGUEL CZACHOWSKI will perform as part of INDIALUCIA
7.30pm, Saturday 17 December
INTENSIVE FLAMENCO WORKSHOP
9am-12pm, Friday 16 December
9am-12pm, Sunday 18 December
Open to all festival participants and students registered for flamenco workshop
Born in 1974 into a family of flamenco lovers where he was raised in a flamenco music environment. At the age of 12 he began learning to play the guitar. After his initial studies he took master classes from professional flamenco players such as Rafael Cortés, Salva del Real and Gerardo Núñez, which solidified his complete dedication to flamenco. In 1992, he formed a flamenco group gradually enlarging the numbers of the artists from a duo to septet. His group “Viva Flamenco!” plays both traditional and contemporary flamenco mixed with influences of Indian and Jazz music. Performing both as a solo artist and also with his musical group, Miguel has won first prizes in many folk festivals and is now the leading flamenco player in his country. He has performed and recorded with many great artists and groups and he concretised all over Poland as well as abroad (USA, Russia, India, Singapore, Mexico, Oman, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, England, Belgium, Holland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belarus and Finland). For several years he has been teaching flamenco guitar, and writing articles and interviews, promoting the art of flamenco music in magazines as “Flamenco International Magazine”, “Jazz Forum” and “Top Guitar”. Several times honoured as the best flamenco guitar player in Poland.