MARCO FLORES, Marco Flores (National Flamenco Award winner) was born in 1981 in Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz. At age 18 he joined Sara Baras and Rafaela Carrasco´s dance companies. As of 2004 he begins his journey as director and coproducer of his own shows along with Manuel Liñán (“Dos en Compañía”), Manuel and Olga Pericet (“En sus 13”, “Enclave”) or Olga and Daniel Doña (“Chanta la muí”, “Complot”, “Recital”).
In 2010 he starts his solo career founding his own company. Cía Marco Flores premieres its first show “DeFlamencas” at Gran Teatro de Córdoba. In 2012 they are given the Specialized Critics Award at the Festival de Jerez. That same year he presents his second production “Tránsito” at Teatros del Canal in Madrid as part of the Suma Flamenca Festival. With “Tránsito” he tours around Spain and Europe (Germany, Belgium, Sweden, France…) at important venues such as: Dusseldorf Tanzhaus, Mercat de les Flors de Barcelona, Teatro Bretón in Logroño, Festival d’Étè in Toulouse, etc. In 2015 the company premieres “Paso a Dos” at the Festival de Jeréz, where Marco Flores and Olga Pericet are the protagonists of this show, performing in many important venues like London Sadler’s Wells Theatre. “Entrar al Juego”, Flores´fifth solo production, premiered as part of the special programming of the XX edition of Festival de Jeréz. and was the opening show at the 30th Flamenco International Festival in Albuquerque (USA, 2017). In 2017 MARCO FLORES DANCE COMPANY becomes Company in Residence at Teatros del Canal (Madrid) where they premiered their latest show “Fase Alterna” along with dancer Sara Cano as guest artist. In 2018 he premieres “Extracto Abierto” and “Extrema”. These productions were performed at very important venues such as: Festival Dantzaldia (Bilbao), Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza, Festival Nuova Danza (Italy), Festival Deltebre Dansa (Barcelona), Shanghai, Hangzhou,… Nowadays Marco Flores tours around Spain and abroad with his productions. He also
choreographs for many artists and companies, he recently choreographed for Ballet Nacional de España. Flores recently won El Ojo Crítico de Danza Award, from the National Radio of Spain. He already has 9 awards in his career.
Described as one of the most important harpsichordists of his generation, IGNACIO PREGO has established an intense professional career both in Europe and USA. He has given concerts in the most important cities of North America, Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, and in the vast majority of
countries in Europe and South America. This includes venues such as the Alice Tully Hall-Lincoln Center and the Frick Collection in New York, the National Gallery in Washington DC, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Esplanade in Singapore, the Juan March Foundation and the National Auditorium of Madrid, among others. and in some of the most important early music festivals such as Utrecht, Berkeley, Boston, Seville (FeMAS), Oregon Bach Festival, Vancouver, Chiquitos in Bolivia, etc. Prego regularly collaborates with musicians such as Monica Huggett, Nic
McGegan, Harry Bicket, Hiro Kurosaki and Maurice Steger, and with ensembles such as La Ritirata or Philharmonia Baroque. This includes debuts as a soloist playing JS and CPE Bach Concertos with The English Concert in New York and the Portland Baroque Orchestra while touring the west coast of the USA. His release of the French Suites of J.S. Bach (Cantus, 2015) is received with great acclaim, being awarded by multiple music magazines. This is followed in 2016 by the release of the Goldberg Variations for Glossa label, becoming the first Spanish harpsichord to record for this prestigious label. After graduating in Madrid, Ignacio moves to the US, where he specializes in historical performance. He studies with Elisabeth Wright at Indiana University and with Kenneth Weiss and Richard Egarr at the Juilliard School in NY, working closely during those years with William Christie and Masaaki Suzuki, among others. In 2012, he receives the First Prize at Westfield International Harpsichord Competition.
In 2014 and 2015, he combines his intense concert career with a position as professor and resident artist at Yale University (Institute of Sacred Music), in U.S. He has also been a professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, and offered multiple master classes in other American universities, in Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Vitoria, Galicia, etc