David Carmona Fernández, a native of Granada, belongs to a gypsy family where flamenco has been given as a means of expression; hence, some members of this family, the “Fernández de Íllora”, have dedicated themselves in a more professional way to flamenco and have been better known as Ramón de Loja, “El Moreno” (father of Diego “El Cigala”) or Morenito de Íllora. And others such as José Carmona, Carmen Carmona, Isabel Fernández or Evangelino Fernández, best known in the Granada flamenco scene.
David, throughout his professional career has garnered great PRIZES such as:
In 2010, he obtained the Giradillo from the Revelation artist of the XVI Biennial of Flamenco Art in Seville. In 2009, he won the first prize in the XXIII International Competition of Flamenco Guitar in Concert, organized by the Peña Flamenca “Los Cernícalos” in Jerez de la Frontera, and in this same year he won the Fundación Autor-SGAE Award for Musical Composition in the XVIII Choreography Contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco.
In 2011, he received the... +
...“Young Creators” prize from the Institute for Gypsy Culture Foundation and the Gold Badge 2011, from the Peña Flamenca “La Platería” for his artistic career.
With 12 years, he won the Hispamusic Award of Canal Sur Televisión, in the program “Veo Veo”, recording his first album “Tratante” 1997 and in 1996, with only 11 years old, he got the Special Guitar Prize in the I Guitar Competition flamenco, held in the Neptune Gardens of Granada (being the youngest of all participants) organized by the famous bailaora Mariquilla that gives her the Silver Tacón, which is only given to artists who can be a reference in flamenco.
In 2012, David Carmona composed the music of the “Suite Flamenca” of the work METÁFORA for the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet of the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía, inaugurated in February 2012 in Jerez de la Frontera, reaping an excellent criticized by the press, being nominated for the best musical composition at the XVII Max Performing Arts Awards.
As a David accompanist since 2006, he has accompanied guitar maestro Manolo Sanlúcar in his performances as second guitarist. From this date to today, there are numerous works performed in all countries of the world, France, Turkey, Italy, Mexico, Portugal … together with the genius of such an instrument. David has accompanied great figures of cante and baile such as: Estrella Morente, Esperanza Fernández, Diego “El Cigala”, Morenito de Íllora, Antonio Canales, Patricia Guerrero, Fuensanta “La Moneta”, Luis “El Zambo” … 2008, he acted in the XV edition of Bienal Flamenco Art in Seville, the Inaugural Gala- Tribute to Manolo Sanlúcar, “Your ear is older than your grandfather”. Later, in this same stage of the Biennial, he performed, together with Manolo Sanlúcar, the work “Baldomero Resendi. The voice of Color. ”
In the Maestranza Theater of Seville (2009), with the Orchestra of Córdoba, they performed “Music for Eight Monuments”, hence Manolo, commented to the media that “David is my adopted son, my only heir, is the reference of the future in the guitar “.
In the facet of CONCERTISTA, we must highlight:
In November 2016, on the occasion of the Flamenco Day, he performed a concert organized by the Provincial Council of Granada within the “Flamenco and Culture” program and in December he performed within the program “Encuentros Flamencos de Granada” together with José Enrique Morente.
In 2015, he performed at the Universal Guitar Festival in Helsinki, in 2012, at the London Guitar Festival, in 2011, David performs at the National Music Auditorium, (Madrid) being claimed by the public repeatedly. It also acts in Brasilia (Brazil) contracted by the Instituto Cervantes and the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco, filling the theater with a capacity of 2,000 spectators. David Carmona, according to the critic; is one of the leading exponents of Flamenco in the world. In the 2017/2018 season, he combines the concerts with his group, accompanied by the singer José Enrique Morente and the singer Estrella Morente. In addition to this incessant professional career, David holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Flamenco Guitar from the Conservatory of Music “Rafael Orozco “From Córdoba Recently his album” Un Sueño de locura “has appeared, with the participation of great figures such as: Manolo Sanlúcar in the production, the cante Estrella Morente, Arcángel, Carmen Molina and musicians such as Tino Di Geraldo …