Bettina Flater is a flamenco guitarist originally from Norway, who currently resides in Madrid. Flater started working professionally as a musician in 1996. In 2006, she moved to Madrid and began her magical journey in flamenco, which has surpassed anything she ever hoped for. She has worked with the most accomplished artists on the Spanish flamenco scene and toured the world with Spanish dance companies as well as playing the most beautiful theaters and most prestigious festivals in Spain.
Important collaborations that stand out in Flater’s career are as follows: Flater played with Compañia Arrieritos in “13 Rosas,” touring Europe from 200 – 2009. Paco Ortega recorded her composition “Malabares Sobre Tangos” for the cd "Sangre Nueva - Jovenes Flamencas," released by Universal in 2008. Bettina recorded her composition “Rondane” for a production of Manolo Sanlucar in August 2009. Bettina collaborated with Marco Flores in “Deflamencas,” premiering as invited artists in the Córdoba Dance Competition 2010. They played the Festival de Jerez in 2012 and won the critics prize.
In 2009, Flater began an exciting new chapter in her artistic career. Bettina rediscovered her roots as a songwriter (something she began at age 13). She began recording her cd, “Women en Mi,” formed a group, and began giving concerts around Madrid. She has since played with her group in the opening of the Saint Olav Chapel at Covarrubias, the Flamenco Pa Tós Festival, and in a number of venues in and outside of Madrid. Flater continues playing traditional flamenco and also is involved in several fusion projects. The music project closest to her heart is her own “Women en Mi” venture, which she recorded in 2012.