Rafael Riqueni, from the Triana neighborhood of Seville, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest masters of flamenco guitar. At the age of 12, he gave his first performances as a soloist, and, at 14, he won the two main national guitar awards: the Ramón Montoya Prize in the VIII Córdoba Competition and first prize in the VI National Competition of Jerez. Renowned for his distinctive style filled with novel harmonies and compositional concepts, he has appeared at Spain’s major flamenco festivals and toured internationally. His brilliant recordings, which make up one of the most praised discographies in flamenco, include the recent Latin Grammy-nominated Herencia. This program marks his NY debut and is the first concert in this year’s edition of Flamenco Festival New York.