Gypsy by heritage, Pedro Cortés began studying with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas at an early age. Touring professionally since the age of 17, he is internationally recognized as a soloist and composer. Cortés has performed and toured with Jose Greco, Maria Benitez, la Farruquita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He was guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera, and was commissioned by the Guthrie Theater in Garcia Lorca's Bodas de Sangre as Musical Director. He also premiered his work En la oscuridad de las Minas at the Teatro Albéniz in Madrid. Mr. Cortés is artistic director of his own Flamenco Fusion group Amanecer Flamenco De Hoy, as well as Mimbre Y Vareta and Zorongo Flamenco.