Farnaz Ohadi and Mashregh Ensemble
Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 6:00 pm
Toronto Centre for the Arts
Dennis Duffin grew up in a musical family playing the guitar from a very early age and was taught flamenco by his father with whom he performed as a teenager. Today, he is a regular in the Canadian flamenco scene, playing for renowned artists in Spain and in Canada including Flamenco ensembles Fin de Fiesta Flamenco, Esmerelda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Ilse Gudiño’s Amigos de Pilar, Flamenco Nomadico, and Flamenguitos del Norte. Dennis has also performed in a wide variety of World Music fusion groups such as Ventanas, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Mashregh, Joanna Moon, and even a stint with Jesse Cook. Dennis attended the final year of the Fundación Cristina Heeren in Sevilla in 2012-2013, with teachers such as Pedro Sierra, Niño de Pura, Paco Cortes and Eduardo Rebollar. In Canada, Dennis studies with Nicolás Hernandez, Jose Vega, Rubén Diaz, Oscar Lago, Tino van der Sman and José Valle “Chuscales”. Living in Seville this year, he has had the chance to study with maestros such as Tomatito, Manuel Parilla, Jesus Guerrero and Alfredo Lagos to name a few. Apart from music, Dennis also holds a PhD in astrophysics from McMaster University.