Laura Marchal vocals, Víctor Franco flamenco guitar, Jesús Campos percussion.
Laura Marchal discovered the secrets of the flamenco art in her hometown, Alcalá la Real, and learned her trade in Seville – her adopted city – in flamenco clubs and at the conservatory where she trained professionally. Now, Marchal, who since 2018 has lived in Barcelona, where she is studying at the ESMUC, is one of the great cantaoras of the younger generations of flamenco. Since she began her career, she has toured clubs all over Spain and performed at international festivals, and here in Barcelona she is a well-known and much-admired artist. Within more traditional flamenco, Laura has received great honours, such as first prize in the Antonio Mairena National Singing Contest and first prize in the La Llagosta National Contest. She also stood out as a finalist in several Young Flamenco Artist Competitions. Among her own compositions, we should mention the beautiful song “La estrella más alta”, which she performs together with the composer and pianist Mélodie Gimard. It is a delicate piece which has provided soothing relief for many in the troubled times we live in. Basing herself on respect for tradition, but also renewal, Laura Marchal displays all her art in providing a lavish opening for the Late Flamenco cycle – “de tronío”, as they say in Seville.