One of the leading flamenco and classical guitarist/composers of his generation, Adam del Monte has made it his life mission to fully express himself in these two genres, transcending labeling and convention. Always having incorporated a wide array of musical styles in his compositions, del Monte has embarked on a journey of creating a unique sound and language of flamenco that is both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavors from around the world.
Del Monte has recorded for Deutsche Gramophone — the featured flamenco guitar part in the double Grammy award winning opera Ainadamar. He has recently composed his second flamenco guitar concerto, Paisajes, which was debuted and commissioned by the Santa Monica Symphony. He has since performed it with the Moscow State Symphony in Tchaikovsky Hall and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in Caracas, Venezuela.
He recorded “Avner’s Theme” by film composer John Williams for the sound track CD of the motion picture ” Munich” by Steven Spielberg. Other film credits include featured participation in Knight and Day, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Toy Story 3.
Adam has been on the studio guitar department faculty at USC since 2000, where he teaches flamenco and classical guitar.