Rocío Márquez is one of the greatest references in contemporary flamenco. Her discography shows her love for the tradition of the genre, but also the need to push its boundaries, exploring and experimenting with melodies, instrumentation, arrangements, and lyrics.
Early in her career, in 2008, Márquez was awarded the legendary Lámpara Minera – the most important distinction in the world of flamenco – and since then she has released five studio albums, very well received by the public and critics. From her debut, ‘Aquí y Ahora’ (2009), her subsequent works – ‘Claridad’ (2012), ‘El Niño’ (2014), ‘Firmamento’ (2017) and ‘Visto en El Jueves’ (2019) – are the chronicle of a take-off and show an artist in a continuous search for herself through music.
She has performed on some of the most emblematic international stages – Teatro Real de Madrid, Palau de la Música de Barcelona, Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, La Zarzuela, Shakespeare’s Globe (London), Olympia (Paris), Philharmonie (Luxembourg), Dusseldorf Opera – as well as major festivals, including Monkey Week and Primavera Sound Barcelona where she performed the acclaimed ‘El Niño’. In 2014, she recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with the Spanish National Orchestra conducted by Maestro Josep Pons and in 2018 she shared the stage with Jorge Drexler, with whom she premiered ‘Aquiles Puentes Subtilles’.
In 2019, Rocío Márquez edited ‘Visto En El Jueves’, a work that revisits and reinvents old cantes, different palos and Spanish popular music that Rocío has collected over time in the teeming El Jueves street market in Seville. In 2020, the album won the prestigious Les Victoires du Jazz award in the Best World Music Album category. This was the first time that a flamenco album and a Spanish artist were honored with this award.
Recently, Márquez dazzled audiences in Portugal with sold out concerts in Lisbon (CCB, 2020), Porto (Casa da Música, 2020), Funchal (Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, 2021) and Lagos (Centro Cultural de Lagos, 2021).
“Probably the most highly prized young talent in flamenco today.” EL PAÍS
“Rocío Márquez, the jewel of flamenco.” LE MONDE
“One of the most important voices in contemporary flamenco.” PÚBLICO