Born in 1971, guitar virtuoso Alfredo Lagos hails from Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz. As one of the most highly sought-after guitarists of his generation, Lagos is best known for his unparalleled skill as an accompanist of flamenco dancers and singers.
Throughout the years, Lagos has played for flamenco’s best dancers and singers, including: Sara Baras, Manuela Carrasco, Manolete, José Mercé, Capullo de Jerez, Estrella Morente, Israel Galván, and Fernando Terremoto. As a result of these collaborations, Lagos acquired a great deal of knowledge all the while developing artistic dimension and an open-minded approach to creating music. He brings a contemporary musical perspective based on the classic Jerez-style flamenco. The caliber of artists and shear number who seek to collaborate with Lagos is a testament to his exceptional skill. Lagos says that when working with singers and dancers, his goal is to help them to perform at their very best. This he accomplishes by creating a musical environment that allows others to flourish. Through his keen artistic sensibility, Lagos has the ability to read the performers and adapt to needs of the artists with whom he works.
Lagos’ professional career began early. By the age of eighteen, he embarked upon his first international tour of Japan with flamenco dancer Sara Baras and her company.
He went on to accompany the likes of Javier Barón, Joaquín Grilo, and Manuela Carrasco, creating and composing original music for their choreographic works. Lagos’ current collaboration with dancer Israel Galván, which goes back a number of years, is particularly special. Together they tour around the world, performing in the United States as well as throughout Europe, the Far East and Australia.
In 2002 and 2006, Alfredo Lagos received Spain’s award “Premio Flamenco Hoy” for “Best Guitarist.” Today, Lagos regularly appears on stage and in recordings with artists such as José Mercé, Duquende, Miguel Poveda, Estrella Morente, and the late Enrique Morente, along with who he appeared in the 2005 film “Iberia” by Carlos Saura, based on the work of Isaac Albéniz. Lagos recently completed a solo tour of Europe that reached as far east as Moscow, and he is frequently in demand at guitar festivals around the world. Since working with singer Rocío Márquez on her 2012 release of “Claridad,” Lagos has been immersed in recording what will be his first solo album.