Francisco David Pino Illanes, David Pino, was born in Puente Genil (Cordoba) in 1972 and when he was five he moved to Cordoba where he currently resides.
David Pino wins the Soleá prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión (Murcia) in the year 2003. In 2007 he wins the Premio Nacional at the Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Cordoba.
He has obtained first prizes in the Peña Flamenca Torres Macarena de Sevilla, at the Festival Nacional de Cante Flamenco de Lo Ferro (Murcia), III Concurso Nacional de Cante Flamenco “Ubeda, 1º de Mayo”, Concurso de Cante Flamenco “Sol de Oro” in Lorca (Murcia) and XVI Concurso Nacional de Cante por Serranas in Prado del Rey (Cádiz). Finalist in the Concurso de Jóvenes Intérpretes de la Bienal de Sevilla in 1998.
El Olivo award (of the flamenco magazine El Olivo) for new artist, which by popular vote was also given to Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente and Joaquín Grilo.
Outside of Spain, David Pino performed in Mexico, Colombia, Japan, Marocco, Tunisia, Russia and in many countries in Europe such as Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Belgium.
He has participated in television shows such as Lo que yo te cante, Noche Flamenca, Una Llama Viva and Flamencos but also in shows that are dedicated to the Saeta.
In 2007 he’s part of the artistic talents of the show Cruce de Caminos produced by the Diputación de Sevilla together with figures such as Chano Lobato and José Menese. With the latter he represented Sentimientos de Pasión in 2006; a show around the Saeta which was brought on stage for three days in the Teatro Fernando Fernán Gómez of Madrid.
He has played in theater plays such as El Veneno y la Triaca (allegorical religious play of Calderón de la Barca), Amame Ahora, based on the texts of poet Ricardo Molina and the Ópera Flamenca Medea, where he interpreted Jasón.
For four years he was part of the company La Carnicería Teatro of the director and dramatist Rodrigo García, with whom he debuted at the Festival Iberoamericano de Cadiz and at the Festival de Otoño of Madrid, with the theater production Versus, which was later on presented in various countries.
He has worked in the dance company of Javier Latorre with the play “El Duende y el Reloj” at the Festival Flamenco de Jerez in the Teatro Villamarta. With the same dancer he participated at the V Festival Flamenco of Moscow.
He has worked together with the percussionist Carolina Alcaraz for the project Ensemble Música Viva, concierto para Marimba, where he sang for the play Uneven Souls by the Serbian composer N.J.Zivkovic.
He’s the resident cantaor for the summer courses that Manolo Sanlúcar gives every year at the Guitar Festival of Cordoba.
David Pino has given summer courses at the University of Cordoba, The Autonomous University of Madrid, The University of Malaga, University of Cadiz, The International University of Andalucía at the headquarters of Antonio Machado in Baeza and at la Cartuja in Seville. Furthermore he has given conferences at various cultural cycles and cultural weeks. He has offered didactic flamenco courses for teachers at teaching centers in Cordoba, Peñarroya, Priego de Córdoba, and at the I Curso Intercomarcal de Didáctica del Flamenco in Málaga, as part of the Bienal Málaga en Flamenco.
He has given cante accompaniment courses at the XI Festival Internacional de la Guitarra de Cordoba, Centro Cultural Flamenco Manuel Moreno of Zürich (Switzerland) and at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música of Jaén.
Frequently he is a visiting professor at the Rotterdams Conservatorium (The Netherlands) to give intensive cante accompaniment courses.
He has given presentations at the XVIII Congreso Nacional de Actividades Flamencas in Badajoz, XXIII Congreso de Arte Flamenco Santa Coloma de Gramennet (Barcelona) and XXVI Congreso de Arte Flamenco in Lucena.
Graduated in teaching with a major in musical education, he has the title Grado Medio (plan 66) de Guitarra Flamenca en el Conservatorio Superior de Música de Córdoba where he studied with the guitarist Manuel Cano.
En el 2008 he was called by maestro Manolo Sanlúcar to be part of his group, debuting at the teatro Lope de Vega at the Bienal de Sevilla.
Responsible for the coordination at the Certamen Jóvenes Flamencos Diputación de Cordoba during four editions, and was a member of the organizing comision of the XX Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Cordoba and he’s part of the advisory committee of the Fundación Fosforito.
Since 2017 he is full professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Cordoba, where he has been teaching since 2002.
In 2018 he released his first CD, titled “Mi largo caminar” recorded at the LadrogueríaMusic.