Spanish pianist and composer Ariadna Castellanos is currently one of the top rising flamenco artists. She merges flamenco and jazz in order to create a new language, a unique identity. She blends the new harmonies and modern traditions with the wild passionate essence of flamenco. Based on her technique, acquired with classical piano training, and her natural sense of improvisation, Castallanos’s performances achieve the highest artistic quality.
Castellanos has appeared all over the world, bringing her innovative style to such venues as the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, or the Heineken JazzFest in Puerto Rico, where she has shared program alongside such artists as Paco de Lucía and Michel Camilo.
She has recently recorded her first album for Casa Limón, which has been produced by the Grammy Award-winning composer/producer Javier Limón (Paco de Lucía, Bebo Valdés, El Cigala, Buika). She has also collaborated with Spanish top artists, including Jorge Pardo, Niño Josele, Agustín Pardo “El Bola,” Sandra Carrasco, Javier Limón, José Mercé, and Alejandro Sanz.
Castellanos graduated from both Guildhall School of Music in London and Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship, becoming the first Spanish musician to receive this recognition.Ariadna Castellanos