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Ronald Radford, Flamenco Guitarist
Ronald Radford is known internationally as the American master of the Flamenco
(Fla-MENG-ko) guitar. He began his career as a student of the legendary
Flamenco guitarist Carlos Montoya (CAR-los Mon-TOY-yah) and studied classical
guitar with Andres Segovia (Ann-DREYS Seh-GO-vee-yah).
He is the only individual ever to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in
Flamenco and traveled thousands of miles in Spain studying the music of the
He has performed at New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington's Kennedy Center, and
at colleges and concert halls across the United States.
His international tours have taken him to fifteen countries, from Australia to
Switzerland and from Canada to Panama. He toured for the State Department as a
musical ambassador in Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American countries.
He appeared on network television on the "CBS Newcomers Show" and his exciting
CD, Viva Flamenco!, and his DVD Live Your Passion! are available world-
He was born in California, grew up in Oklahoma, and now lives in St. Louis,
Missouri where he continues his career as one of the most successful
ambassadors of Flamenco music in the world.
Please welcome Ron Radford.