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Roger Scannura

Jazz/Flamenco

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
member since: May 18, 2005

Introduction

Roger Scannura
Flamenco Guitarist/Composer

Canada's pre-eminent flamenco guitar master.

Roger Scannura spent his childhood on the Mediterranean Island of Malta. His early schooling began at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Theresa where he ws tutored in European history, Latin, fine art and art restoration.

He has been immersed in music since early childhood and mastered the techniques and nuances of Flamenco guitar while in Spain under the auspices of Pepe Habichuela and other gypsy masters.

He has toured Europe and North America as a soloist and as a Music Director for several flamenco dance companies. He is also a founder of the acclaimed Toronto based dance company Ritmo Flamenco.

Roger Scannura is the first flamenco guitarist to be invited to become a faculty member of the York University Music Department.

Roger Scannura's repertoire consists of 5 great CD's of original music all of which have been received with great critical praise. He is the recipient of the prestigious Toronto Arts Award for composition and award wining documentaries TVO Expulsion & Memory as well as the Canadian FIlm Centre's production of "Marterio."

"...a gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting."-The Globe and Mail

"Rarely is Flamenco guitar played so eloquently with just the right amount of passion and grace."-20th Century Guitar Magazine

Contact Information:
Valerie Scannura 416-435-4223
ritmoflamenco@hotmail.com
scannura@yorku.ca