Cincinnati Flamenco Talk
Brent Del Bianco, quite possibly the most talented flamenco guitar player in the mid-west, lives in Louisville, Kentucky and has performed in Cincinnati.
Brent Del Bianco began playing guitar at the age of 10. He has studied and performed a large variety of styles during the past twenty years,
including blues, flamenco, bluegrass, jazz, and classical guitar. His work as both a soloist and an accompanist shows his committment to Flamenco.
He studied with the great "Chuscales" as well as Alfonso Veneno, Rene Heredia, Santiago Aguilar,
and many others, and has attended master classes with Pedro Sierra. Since 2004, Brent has attended the National Institute of Flamenco's annual summer events
in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he accompanied classes for the International Flamenco Festival 2007. He is in demand as an accompanist throughout the midwest and especially in the Louisville Kentucky area.
At left, Brent accompanies Diana Dinacola, noted Flamenco dancer from Louisville, during a Flamenco workshop in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Co-Founder, Flamenco Louisville See: www.FlamencoLouisville.com
Diana recently received her
diploma for the advanced level intensive training program at the Fundacion Cristina
Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain where she studied for 5 weeks with
Rafael Campallo, Milagros Menjibar, Carmen Ledesma and Maribel Ramos La
Zambra. While based in Sevilla, she was able to experience a large quantity and wide
variety of flamenco performances in Jerez and Sevilla including the famed venues ofLa
Carboneria, Los Gallos and Casa de la Memoria. She has also studied at
the National Flamenco Institute (1993, 1994, 1995) with Maria Pages, Pastora
Galvan, Mercedes Amaya, Rosario Toledo, Marija Temo, Antonio Hidalgo, El Tati and
others. She received additional flamenco training in New York and San Francisco. Diana
Dinicola has danced since childhood, training in ballet, jazz and tap with the Margaret
Leiber School, the Giordano Dance Center, School of the Atlanta Ballet,
School of the Louisville Ballet and others.
Diana also trained as a theatre
major at Northwestern University where she received a BS in Communications and her
teaching certification. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Kentucky Center for
the Arts' ongoing Artist Educator Seminars, the prototype for a national model preparing
artists as in-school educators. Diana is a veteran arts administrator and holds an MBA
from Emory University. She has taught Flamenco workshops in Cincinnati, Ohio.