“After having worked with the best guitarists of my time, starting with Niño Ricardo, and including the brilliant Paco de Lucía, I can attest to the enormous talent of Alejandro Hurtado, and I have no doubt he will occupy a privileged place in the world of flamenco guitar.”
Antonio Fernández Díaz,“Fosforito"
Despite being so young, his exceptional technique, his clean performance, as well as his great expressivity and high musical quality allow him to convey to the audience the most intense sensations and emotions every minute he is on stage. When you combine this with his great creative mind, as shown by his musical compositions, we can safely say that Alejandro Hurtado, more than a promising young guitarist, isone of the most outstanding flamenco guitar players of our time.
The fascination that he achieves in all his performances is not a fluke, but the fruit of an exceptional talent and rigorous work for many years. Since the moment he started to play the guitar, at the age of 9, he showed a special talent that surprises everybody because of the speed of his technical and musical evolution.
Alejandro intends to give maximum prominence to the flamenco concert guitar, avoiding the easy resource of including many other elements on the stage. That is why his performances show a sobriety not very frequent in flamenco guitar concerts in our days. In a way, he tries to join the tradition of the old guitar masters, such as Montoya, Niño Ricardo or Sabicas, vindicating the role of the Flamenco Guitar as a solo instrument.
He has only been able to achieve this difficult challenge thanks to a solid musical training, that began at the age of 9, when he started studying the guitar with Marco Uceda. Afterwards, he was accepted at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza “Vicente Lillo Cánovas”, in his hometown San Vicente del Raspeig, (Alicante), where he continued his classical guitar studies with Raúl Juan Ruiz. At the same time, he studied flamenco guitar with Pedro Alarcón, and modern harmony with Roberto Sabater. He continued with David Cerreduela, and then with the legendary guitarist Arturo Cerreduela “El Nani”, who taught him the secrets of “caño roto” guitar. While studying at the Conservatorio, he has also taken lessons from distinguished guitarists such as Manolo Sanlúcar, José Antonio Rodríguez, El Viejín, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Rafael Riqueni, Jerónimo Maya, Manolo Franco, José Luis Montón...
After finishing his studies at the Conservatorio Profesional, he was accepted in 2013 at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Cordoba, to study flamenco guitar with Paco Serrano and Manolo Franco, among other teachers. He also received classical guitar lessons from Pablo Barón. In 2017 he finished with unanimous Honors and Extraordinary End of Studies prize. In 2021 he achieved the Flamenco Master’s Degree at the ESMUC (Barcelona), also with Honors.
He has won more than a dozen awards, the first one at the early age of 12, the last one by now being the most important award in the flamenco Concert Guitar category: The "Bordón Minero" (Festival del Cante de las Minas), obtained in 2017, after several years in which the prize was declared void.
As an accompanist guitarist he has played with the greatest flamenco singers of today, such as Mayte Martín or Miguel Poveda. In terms of dance, it is worth mentioning his performances with Inmaculada Salomón, prima ballerina of the "Ballet Nacional de España"
However, where his quality as a guitarist can be clearly appreciated is in his solo recitals. Undoubtedly, his classical training has provided his style with a clean performance unusual among flamenco guitarists. But this does not make him lose the purity of his flamenco sound, appreciated in the most traditional flamenco scenes, such as Centro Flamenco Fosforito (Córdoba) or Peña la Platería (Granada).
He has performed all over Spain, as well as in France, Belgium, Holland or Italy, in such important events as Cordoba Guitar Festival, Granada Guitar Festival, Rotterdam Conservatorium, or Noche Blanca del Flamenco (Córdoba). As a soloist with an orchestra, it is necessary to highlight his brilliant performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez at the "Teatro Real" and also at the "Auditorio Nacional" (Madrid)
In addition to several recordings as an accompanist, he recently recorded two solo guitar albums in two very different styles. "Maestros del arte clásico flamenco" is the title of the first, released in 2022, which has had enormous repercussions among specialized critics and fans. In this work, he has collected a series of pieces from Ramón Montoya and Manolo de Huelva, recorded with their original instruments. The second album, entitled "Tamiz," will be released in 2023 and includes his own compositions, which stand out for their quality and pure style, demonstrating his great mastery and connection with the flamenco tradition, but without renouncing his own and current language.