Adam del Monte
First Prize winner at the 1997 Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition, ADAM del MONTE has become one of the new generation’s leading guitarists by being a dynamic force in both flamenco and classical guitar. He has performed in England, Spain, France, Switzerland, Israel, Brazil, and the USA. Del Monte has appeared as a soloist in prestigious venues around the world, such as the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Teátro Real in Madrid, the Teatro Cecilia Mirela in Rio de Janeiro, the John Ford Anson Theater, Cerritos Center for the Arts, Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada, and the Wilshire Theater. He performed his own flamenco guitar concerto, Ensueño Flamenco, in Jordan Hall, Boston, with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Adam has collaborated as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, the California Philharmonic, and the Madrid Symphony, among others.
Del Monte studied classical guitar at Chesham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Intermittently, he also learned to play flamenco guitar while living with the gypsies in the caves of Sacromonte in Granada, Spain. He has collaborated with major flamenco artists such as singers Enrique Morente and Lole Montoya, and guitarists Pepe “Habichuela” and Gerardo Nuñez.