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Tino van der Sman


Born in 1974 in the Hague, the Netherlands, Tino starts his guitar studies when he's twelve years old. Instructed by Paco Peña at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands, he graduades in 1997. At the same time he takes courses with Gerardo Nuñez in Sanlúcar de Barrameda from 1992 until 1998 where he improves his knowledge. In 1999, Tino takes up residency in Seville, where he gaines a scholarship to study at the Christina Heeren Foundation. This is where he continues his learning, focussed on the cante and the baile



A year later Tino becomes teacher in the Christina Heeren Foundation, and starts his professional career by working as a co-instructor at the summer courses of Gerardo Nuñez. Over the years, Tino has given numerous classes and has been invited to give masterclasses at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands. He has also organized guitar courses and dance accompaniment courses in Mexico, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. In 2015 he was invited by Gerardo Nuñez to give a dance accompaniment course during his summer course in Sanlúcar de Barrameda.



Tino van der Sman has accompanied singers such as Segundo Falcón, José de la Tomasa, José Valencia, Juan José Amador, Jesús Méndez, Rocío Márquez, Pasión Vega and Manuel Lombo, as well as renowned dancers such as Rafael y Adela Campallo, Pastora Galván, Rafael de Carmen, Manuela Ríos, Fuensanta "la Moneta" y Antonio Molina "el Choro". He gave performances in grand theaters such as the Metropolitan in New York, La Casa de la Música en Moscow, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and Vredenburg in Utrecht.


Furthermore, Tino has participated in the show 'Metamorfosis' of Israel Galván. At the Festival de Jerez he worked in performances of Úrsula López, Leonor Leal, Vicente Gelo y Antonio Arrebola. He has also played at the Suma Flamenca, the Bienal de Flamenco in the Netherlands and Flamenco Viene del Sur. In 2015, he worked with Isabel Bayón for the show 'Caprichos del Tiempo'.


Tino van der Sman has recorded three solo albums: Desatino (2004), Tino (2007) and Curioso Impertinente (2015) with collaborations from Rocío Márquez, Andrés Marín, Miguel Poveda, Jeromo Segura, Cepillo, Antonio Coronel and Miguel Ángel Cortés. He has produced the CD of the Chekara orchestra with the collaboration of the singer Estrella Morente, with whom he recorded a seguiriyas. He has participated on CD's of Sal Marina, Sebastián Cruz, Sonia Miranda, and the double bassist Juanmi Guzman, Manguara, Niño de Elche and he has done recordings as well with Jorge Pardo.

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