New album Identidad ( Nov 2022 – Flamenco Scultura )
Concert available 2023/2024 – Solo Piano Concert
Portrait by André Manoukian – France Inter : ” When flamenco rhymes with piano “.
La Roda el Viento – Best Flamenco Album 2020 El País
Dorantes belongs to one of the oldest flamenco lines, Los Peñas-Perrrate – Pinini-Bacán. A Sevillian musician with flamenco and academic roots in equal parts, he retains the candor of someone who is proud of his origins. Grandson of the cantaora La Perrata, son of guitarist Pedro Peña, nephew of El Lebrijano, a large family which links Utrera through his grandmother and Jerez through Diego Carrasco, another great name, cousin of his father. Falling in love with his grandparents’ piano as a child, Dorantes excels in a field where the guitar is king. When he performed years ago at the Seville Flamenco Biennale, everyone was amazed by an extraordinary young pianist. Dorantes is the first gypsy to study piano, harmony and composition at the university (Royal Conservatory of Seville), he is characterized by the contemporaneity of his compositions and his freedom of creation. He is an artist who shies away from versions and standards, an original creator. His first disc Orobroy, an anthem associated with Seville, Andalusia and Spain throughout the world, opened doors and brought unquestionable value to instrumental flamenco. Today, after his first 20 years on the stage, he is one of the most recognized and awarded figures in flamenco.
An indefatigable and studious worker, he has performed recognized works for Orchestra and has appeared in major international festivals.
In July 2020 he released La Roda del Viento in which he wrote 5 movements for piano, orchestra and flamenco choir.
A commission from the Spanish state that celebrates the V centenary of Magellan’s first circumnavigation of the globe and Elcano elected best flamenco album 2020 by the newspaper El País.
In November 2022, for the first time in his long career, he presents his first solo album “Identidad”, recorded live on October 6th in Seville after two years of touring. This is his seventh major work, which is identified with his life and his constant work since childhood, when he discovered the sounds of the piano on his grandmother María la Perrata’s old pianola.