José Fernández Torres “Tomatito”, is one of the alive great names of the flamenco guitar. Born in Almeria, his extraordinary skills captivated even Camarón de la Isla, with whom he toured with his guitar for 18 years. After Camaron’s death, Tomatito started a solo career, dazzling with his delightful sensitivity and a performer talent out of the ordinary.
He has toured the World with his gifted performance, from New York to Moscow and from the Middle East to Hong Kong. With a very charismatic personality, and a strong commitment to the development and dissemination of the flamenco art, he has worked with many great myths such as Elton John or Frank Sinatra, and has influenced a whole generation of younger guitar players.
For the first time, Tomatito will perform the Concert of Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra of Joaquín Rodrigo, accompanied by great musicians, flamenco dancing and the Symphonic Orchestra of Navarra, directed by José María Gallardo. This renowned orchestra from Navarra was started by Pablo Sarasate in 1879. Nowadays it is the oldest active orchestra of Spain and holds great international successes.