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Antonio Serrano

Harmonica, Spain

Antonio Serrano, is one of the greatest harmonica players in the world today, a true virtuoso and one of the best improvisers of his generation. Born in Madrid in 1974, he caught the attention of the great Larry Addler who mentored him. At just 13 years old Larry invited him to perform in Paris in duet with him at a concert for the United Nations. As a Jazz musician, Antonio plays with Winton Marsalis, Jerry Gonzalez, Chano Domínguez, Jorge Pardo, Vicente Amigo, Tomatito, Perico Sambeat.

Antonio is in demand as a soloist by a multitude of artists from musical spheres of pop, blues jazz, classical and Flamenco including a collaboration with the greatest of Spanish guitarists Paco De Lucia with whom he did 8 world tours. He has appeared on hunderds of recordings as a soloist and can be heard on the film sound track "Carne Trémula" by Pedro Almodóvar. In the course of his career as a soloist, he collaborated with the symphony orchestras of Belgium, Cologne, Heidelberg, Kiel and Istanbul, among others, playing original concertos for harmonica by H. Villalobos, M. Arnold, V. Williams, etc; and arrangements of works by Enescu, Gershwin and Rimsky Korsakov. Antonio has recorded 12 albums as a leader.

 

Antonio Serrano