The National Flamenco Art Contest of Córdoba (Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba) has announced the 2019 winners. The contest took place at the Gran Teatro in Cordoba (Spain) on November 17 to 20, 2019.
The jury selected the following winners and finalists:
Unanimously grant the Dance Prize (11,000 euros and diploma) to Florencia O’Ryan Zúñiga, artistically known as Florencia Oz. Florencia is originally from Chile and currently resides in Seville, Spain.
Recognize as Dance Finalists (2,500 euros and diploma): Águeda García de Saavedra Jiménez (artistically known as Águeda Saavedra); Hugo López Luque; and Isabel Rodríguez Jiménez.
Unanimously grant the Guitar Prize (11,000 euros and diploma) to José Fermín Fernández Fernández from Badajoz, Spain.
Recognize as Guitar Finalists (2,500 euros and diploma): Agustín Carbonell Serrano (aka Agustín Carbonell “Ball”); Alberto López Martínez; and Álvaro Pérez Álvarez (aka Álvaro Martinete).
Unanimously grant the Cante Prize (Song Prize) (11,000 euros and diploma) to Francisco Escudero Marques (artistically known as El Perrete), from Granada, Spain.
Recognize as Cante Finalists (2,500 euros and diploma): Enrique Ángel García (artistically known as Enrique Afanador); Rocío Belén Cuesta; and Maria Ángeles Martínez Toledano (artistically known as Ángeles Toledano).
The contestants who have won the Cante, Dance and Guitar prizes will perform at a gala that will take place at the Grand Theater of Cordoba on Saturday, November 23, at 8:30 p.m., during which time the awards ceremony will take place.
headline photo: Florencia Oz