Juan Fernández Gálvez, known artistically as Juan Parrilla, was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz, Spain) and discovered his passion for music from a very early age. He began studying flute at the age of thirteen at the Conservatorio de Música in Jerez. He continued exploring this instrument when he moved to Madrid with Andrés Carreres, a soloist member of the National Orchestra of Spain.
Flamenco music and art run through his veins. He comes from a family of renowned flamenco dancers, singers, and musicians, such as Juan Parrilla (his father), Ana Parrilla the dancer (his aunt), or Parrilla de Jerez (his uncle), a renowned flamenco guitarist.
Juan Parrilla has worked as a composer and performer in works such as: Amalgama, “Encuentro”, with the Karnataka College of Percusion, Entre Vareta y Canasta with Diego el Cigala, Gipsy Pasion Band with Joaquín Cortés, Desnudando el alma, Hondas raíces y Pa’ saber de tu querer with José Mercé, La pipa de Kif with Ketama, Ocho monumentos andaluces with Manolo Sanlúcar, Tiempo Muerto and la Difícil Sencillez with Rafael Amargo, among others.
Throughout his career he has collaborated with a large number of distinguished national and international artists such as Tomatito, Manolo Sanlúcar, Ara Malikian, Lola Flores, José Mercé, Enrique Morente, Estrella Morente, Manolo Nieto, Antonio Canales, Sara Baras, Rafael Amargo, and Manuela Carrasco, to name a few.
He teaches at the Escuela de Nuevas Músicas, at the Centro Superior de Estudios del Flamenco (where he is also a coordinator of the music department) and teaches musical language at the Centro de Flamenco y Danza El Lucero. He is also the author of the educational book “Método Flamenco para Instrumentos Melódicos” (The Flamenco Method for Melodic Instruments).
He combines teaching with several seminars that he has taught in various Spanish cities. He has held seminars at the Conservatorio Superior de Atocha (Madrid), the Conservatorio Profesional de Música (Segovia), the Conservatorio J.Villatoro (Jerez de la Frontera), the Conservatorio de Tarazona, and the Conservatorio Profesional de Música in Gijón.
Juan Parrilla will be a member of the jury in the I International Flamenco and Spanish Dance Competition, organized by the Flamenco and Dance school El Lucero and the Spanish dancer Carmen la Talegona. The event will be held on June 27th and 28th, 2020.
MUSICAL LANGUAGE CLASSES
Musical language classes
Musical language and flamenco styles classes with Juan Parrilla, once a month during 3 hours.