Valentino - Biography
Born in Melbourne Australia, Valentino has been playing the guitar since the age of 3
and has been performing professionally since the age of 16. Coming from a musical family,
Valentino's first teacher was his father, teaching him many styles of music and the importance
of versatility on the guitar. Valentino has a wide knowledge of music and has various musical
Influences including Balkan, Gipsy, Latin, and his main being Flamenco.
Studying classical guitar as a teenager, Valentino's heart was always in flamenco therefore
decided to pursue his childhood dream of being a well established flamenco guitarist.
Living in Spain and studying under one of the most renowned flamenco guitarists, Carlos Heredia,
he has incorporated various styles of playing yet keeping the pure sound of flamenco.
Valentino has performed both in Europe and Australia with flamenco musicians, dancers and singers
as well as artists of various genres.
Valentino is a well established flamenco guitarist based in Melbourne, Australia and heads his own flamenco ensemble performing his own arrangements and compositions. The Valentino Flamenco Ensemble consists of well established musicians and dancers which include vocals, bass, percussion, flamenco dancers and of course himself on guitar. All musicians are highly experienced artists who are all based in Melbourne, Australia.