Andalucia is blessed with a brilliant young generation of flamenco guitar players.
Eduardo Trassierra is an outstanding example of this new crop of artists.
He was born in December 1982 in Villaverde del Rio (province of Sevilla) and received his first lessons from his father, guitar player Jose Trassierra. Very soon, he became the shining star of the conservatory and at the age of merely 12, he started winning some important national prizes as a flamenco guitar player. Those prizes would prove to be the first of an endless series.
When he was 18, he received the “Niño Ricardo” prize in Sevilla and aged just 19, he won the highly renowned “Giraldillo del Toque”. This prize, obtained at the XII Bienal de Flamenco in Sevilla, is only attributed by and to the very greatest of artists.
In 2004 he triumphed yet again. This time in Córdoba, where he obtained the “Juan Carmona Habichuela” prize at the Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco. In addition to that, he also was a laureate at the Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Flamenco de Concierto.
The future looks very bright for this student in economics (University of Sevilla), who has already become one of the most versatile flamenco guitar players of this era.
No one, except for perhaps Paco de Lucia, has been praised so highly at such a young age. Eduardo Trassierra is without a doubt one of the very greatest flamenco stars to come.