Paco was not a gypsy. Neither is Pau. Pau has learned –and mastered– the flamenco technique, but to give it a new twist. He can play on par with anyone. But he does not stay in the tradition. He respects it, but he is also respectfully sacrilegious. Figueres embraces and breaks flamenco. He owns it. He doesn’t flaunt the technique: he doses it in short, intense bursts of brilliance. He has it all. Unusual speed, burst, tempo, precision, clarity, beauty. He does not boast of genius. He doesn’t hide either. He gives just enough. And, like great musicians, he sounds like himself.
Blending Flamenco guitar with the music of our century, Pau Figueres is one of today’s most talented and interesting Spanish guitarists. Worthy successor of this beautiful instrument’s best tradition, he pushes its limits to new grounds with his original compositions, his unique and deep understanding of music and an overwhelming technical ability.