John Rodrigo - Flamenco, Classical & Jazz Guitarist

This guitarist enjoys the reputation of being a fine flamenco and jazz guitarist making him without doubt one of the most versatile guitarists in the UK.

Aside from his solo activity, he performs in a variety of ensemble settings from guitar with voice/violin to various guitar duos/trios. As a flamenco guitarist, he regularly performs in the DeCasas Duo/Trio and has many original flamenco compositions to his name. He is also very interested in early music and plays vihuela de mano.

He has recorded two CDs to date. His first, “20th Century Guitar” (2005) was received to high acclaim and features some of the finest repertoire of the 20th century. His second solo release ´Iberian & Latin American Guitar Music´ was released in 2008. Future recordings include a CD of original flamenco compositions and one of 16th century Spanish music performed on the vihuela.

Born in Canada to Portuguese parents, he studied guitar with renowned guitarists Norbert Kraft and Jeff McFadden and received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto. He studied jazz and flamenco guitar with Rob Bulger and Pepe Haro and also holds an FRSM in Performance. Upon completing his studies, he moved to Europe and has been based in the London since 1998. As well as giving recitals throughout the UK, he has also performed in Canada, Portugal, Spain and Italy.


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John Rodrigo - Flamenco, Classical & Jazz Guitarist Repertoire


  • Pavana con su Glosa - Antonio de Cabezon
  • Heigh Ho Holiday - Anthony Holborn
  • A Humorous Pavin - Tobias Hume
  • Fantasia nos. 33, 65 - Francesco da Milano
  • Selections from El Maestro - Luys Milan
  • Selections from Tres Libros de Musica - Alonso Mudarra
  • 22 Diferencias sobre 'Conde Claros - Alonso Mudarra
  • Diferencias sobre Guardame las Vacas - Alonso Mudarra
  • Selections from Los Seys Libros del Delphin - Luys de Narvaez


  • Partita BWV 1004 - J.S Bach
  • Lute Suite BWV 996 - J.S Bach
  • Selected Works - Les Gaultiers
  • Canarios - Gaspar Sanz
  • Epanoleta - Gaspar Sanz
  • Fuga - Gaspar Sanz
  • Pavanas - Gaspar Sanz
  • Folia - Gaspar Sanz
  • Fantasia - S.L. Weiss
  • Tombeau de M. Cajeton Baron D'Hartig - S.L. Weiss


  • Andante e Rondo op.3, no 2 - Dionisio Aguado
  • Granada - Issac Albeniz
  • Asturias - Issac Albeniz
  • Torre Bermeja - Issac Albeniz
  • Majorca - Issac Albeniz
  • Variazioni sul Folia de Espana - Mauro Giuliani
  • Danza espanola no.5 - Enrique Granados
  • La Maja de Goya - Enrique Granados
  • Variations on Theme of Mozart op.9 - Fernando Sor
  • Reverie op.19 - Giulio Regondi
  • Fete Villagoise - Giulio Regondi
  • Recuerdos a la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega
  • 3 Mazurcas (Adelita, Marieta, Sueno) - Francisco Tarrega
  • Dos Preludios (Lagrima, no.2) - Francisco Tarrega
  • Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tarrega

20th Century Spanish/Latin American & Flamenco

  • Collectici Intim - Vicente Asencio
  • Homanaje - Manuel De Falla
  • Miller's Dance - Manuel De Falla
  • 3 Vals Venozelanos - Antonio Lauro
  • Cinco Piezas - Astor Piazzola
  • Se Ela Perguntar - D. Reis
  • En Los Trigales - Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Homanaje a Toulouse-Lautrec - Eduardo Sainz de la Maza
  • Campanas de Alba - Eduardo Sainz de la Maza
  • Habanera - Eduardo Sainz de la Maza
  • Fandanguillo - Joaquin Turina
  • Hommage a Tarrega - Joaquin Turina
  • 12 Etudes - Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Choros no.1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos

Original Flamenco Repertoire

  • Solea
  • Buleria
  • Siguriya
  • Tangos
  • Taranta

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