Pablo Ruben Maldonado is self-taughtin the Art of Flamenco piano but alsograduated from the Conservatory of Music, Granada.
Maldonado has studied with Gloria Emparán, José Luis Hidalgo, Enrique Rueda, Luis Megías, Chano Domínguez and Albert Bover.
He is considered one of the bestcontemporary pianists in flamenco. Maldonado is Granada bornedmusician with flamenco roots and gypsy heritage, such as «Antonio Cujón», founder of Zambra Granaínastyle.
His musical background has beenexpanded with many other styles suchas Classical music, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Indian, pop, tango, funk and also electronic music. All this builts up his own personal Flamenco languagewhich is Flamenco Piano without guitar imitation.
He has collaborated with Carmen Linares, Estrella Morente, Farruquito, La Farruca, Rafaela Carrasco, Andrés Marín, Marina Heredia, Lola Greco, Olga Pericet, Marcos Flores, Daniel Doña ,Belén López, Jesús Carmona…
• National “FLAMENCO HOY” Award, «Fuera de la realidad» as bestinstrumental album.
• FFLAC Award (Flamenco Short Film Festival) to «La danza de los pinceles», directed by Charles Olsenand Pablo Rubén Maldonado. Organized by deflamenco.com (2010)
• Best Dance Composition Award in the Madrid 16th ChoreographyContest.