SHORT BIO OF RENE HEREDIA
Rene Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and workshops for the last forty years have won René the Governor's and Mayor's Awards for excellence ...
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SHORT BIO OF RENE HEREDIA
Rene Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and workshops for the last forty years have won René the Governor's and Mayor's Awards for excellence in the Arts for performance and education. René has seeded the Rocky Mountain Area with many flamenco guitar and dance students. René just recently received from the Carson Brierly Dance Library the Award as "Living Legend of Dance in Colorado" and was nominated two times for the Life Time Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance. He has won the Grand Prix de Disc from France. René has just received two new awards. He was awarded from the Denver Musicians Association, "The Distinguished Award Recipient for 40 plus years of membership and pioneering work in the music industry. René was also awarded "The Latin Chicano Music Hall of Fame" for his music in the Latin Community. He has done command performances for President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Princess Noor of Jordan, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia. His performances and television shows with such noted artists as Art Link letter, Steve Allen, and Ed Sullivan, Ann Southern, Peter Nero, Hal Linden, Eddie Fisher, George Gobble and Bill Cosby have brought René to the forefront as one of the leading Flamenco Artists in the U.S.A. today! As of June 2013 René was listed in the "Who's -Who" as one of the outstanding Artist in the USA today! René is known as "The Godfather of Flamenco"
René Heredia in the Press
"René Heredia is the most sensational young flamenco guitarist in the United States."
"… Brilliant … phenomenal … exciting virtuoso."
"The audience wouldn't let him quit."
—Los Angeles Times
"René Heredia is a brilliant guitarist."
—Walter Terry, New York Saturday Review
"He played a Danza Mora that rivaled any I have ever heard."
—Dean Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle
"The guitar playing of René Heredia is in the finest tradition of flamenco, creating a flaming intensity that cannot fail to arouse."
"If any musician on the local Denver scene deserves the moniker of legend, it would have to be René Heredia. Simply put, the man is a living history of the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar. He is both a link to its glorious past through his early association with legendary greats such as Carlos Montoya and Sabicas, and a bridge to its future through his love of teaching and performance…. René Heredia is an artist who is as passionate about the music as the music is itself…. René is a local artist of international stature … without a doubt, one of the greatest proponents of flamenco guitar music alive today…."
To truly savor flamenco's artistic essence, one has to experience it live with Gitano masters like guitarist René Heredia who makes a rare Bay Area appearance in concert.
—San Francisco Bay Area News
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