Toni Abellán began playing the guitar at a very young age and soon specialised in flamenco guitar. During his career, he has performed in productions such as Suite de la Isla, a tribute to Camarón under the direction of Joan Albert Amargós, and in venues such as La Mercè, Festival de Béziers in France, Berdache Festival, Festival Llavors de Balaguer and Festival Accents. He is currently a regular name on the Barcelona flamenco scene.
Toni Abellán began studying classical guitar at the age of 8. He immediately took up flamenco guitar, motivated by the deep admiration he felt for guitarists such as Paco de Lucía, Vicente Amigo and Tomatito. He went on stage for the first time at the age of 11, and at the age of 16 he toured different theatres and stages with a project in which he was the main guitarist. Little by little, he also began to play the guitar to accompany singing and dancing.
During his training, he received classes from great maestros of music such as Rafael Cañizares, Chiqui de la Línea, José Quevedo ‘Bolita’, Feliu Gasull, Dani Pérez and Juan Manuel Cañizares. He finished his performance degree specialising in flamenco guitar at the ESMUC, receiving honours for his final recital. His playing is influenced by other music such as classical or jazz, although he always takes the flamenco tradition as a starting point.
He received the first prize at the V Festival Flamenco Niño Miguel in 2022 and the I Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Miguel Borrull in 2021. He has also been a semi-finalist at the XL Concurso de guitarra flamenca de La Unión and finalist at the I Certamen Internacional Solera Flamenca.
He is currently immersed in his project as an author and performer of his own compositions, as well as being a member of the show Camino by Ana Brenes, and of different groups such as La Prenda Roja or Dúo de Guitarras with Juan Antonio Moya. He also works as musical director and musician in theatre projects, such as La intérprete y los inimitables, el viaje del Duende, a creation by Miriam Moukhles and Joan Sentís based on texts by Federico García Lorca, Lola Flores and Camarón de la Isla, as well as La emoción de las cosas by Manuel Patricio, a play in homage to Antonio Machado which premiered in 2023.
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