Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, into an Argentinian/Italian family, Ignacio started playing the guitar aged six. Inspired by his cultural surroundings, he played with his siblings as a family pastime, learning Argentinian folk songs and tango music.
His passion for flamenco started, aged nine, when he discovered the works of the Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. His desire to pursue the flamenco genre eventually took him to London in 2013, where he became musically connected with Spain and the rest of the world.
Ignacio is now an acclaimed London-based flamenco guitarist, producer and recording engineer. He graduated as a choir master at Buenos Aires Conservatoire in 2013, and has since collaborated with several performers including Ahmed Mukhtar, Baluji Shrivastav OBE and Eduardo Niebla. He has featured in live appearances at BBC Radio 3, London Festival of Baroque Music, Indian National Theatre and the Iraq Babylon Great Theatre, amongst others.
In 2019, he was awarded the LATIN UK AWARDS for Musician of the Year, and, in 2020, was assigned as a member of the Guild of Musicians & Singers. This same year he was awarded by the North & Midlands School of Music with an Honorary Fellowship, and, in 2021, with the honorary degree of Doctor of the University by JH Pestalozzi University. This was for his outstanding contribution to world music, both as performer and audio engineer.
Ignacio has produced an extensive array of recordings, including multiple albums at the iconic Abbey Roads Studios, in collaboration with the British Museum, Royal College of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He has previously worked with the Latin American Baroque Festival of Buenos Aires and other festivals such as Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival (India) and London Strings Festival (UK).