Raised in a family where playing music was as natural as breathing, David Maldonados early influences encompassed a broad range of music, most notably Classical and Flamenco. By the age of eight, David was already an accomplished violinist, immersed in the Classic world of Bach and Mozart. When he was ten, Davids father gave him his first and only guitar lesson. That lesson awoke in him a passion that has never wavered. By the age of fourteen, David was performing classical guitar concerts at the University of Arizona. Two years later, he began to study under the world-renowned classical guitarists, Celin and Pepe Romero, and their father, the late Celedonio Romero, from whom David learned his incredible rasqueado technique.
The sounds of his childhood, Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi, complemented by Spanish masters such as Sabicas, inspired David to explore and perfect a broad range of musical techniques and styles. His music reflects the beauty and structure inherent in classical composition, at the same time bringing forth the passion, upbeat rhythms and fascinating gypsy scales redlent of Flamenco. The combination of these, along with David's incredible energy and stage presence, invokes a passionate response from audiences of all ages, taking them along on an exotic musical journey. Maldonado's CD, "Danza", released by Flamenco Records offers an enticing introduction to this unique infusion of Flamenco, Jazz and Classical stylings. Written and performed by David, these seemingly simple and happy, sometimes melancholic, melodies evoke a sense of wonder once you recognize the speed and precision of the artist brought to light by the intricate scales coursing through every song.
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