Sergio Monroy is one of the best flamenco pianists in Spain. He was born in Cádiz in 1980. He combined his passion for flamenco alongside his studies at the music school of Manuel de Falla de Cádiz, where other talented flamenco pianists also studied, for example Felipe Campuzano. Monroy began his career at the very young age of 16 – he received classes in flamenco piano in Madrid from the maestro Arturo Pavón, and in Cádiz from the maestro Antonio Escobar Perera.
Monroy is the winner of ‘El Filon’, 1st prize of the 51st International Mine Singing Festival (similar to the National Award of flamenco music). He was also a finalist of the ‘National Flamenco Critics Award’ of 2004 with his first work of flamenco piano, ‘Monroy’.
He balances his career as a soloist, whilst also accompanying numerous other artists such as: Miguel Poveda, Pasión Vega, Tim Ries, Andrés Marín, Javier Latorre, María Ángeles Gabaldón, Mariana Cornejo, La Tobala, Pedro Sierra, María José Santiago, Maita Vende Ca, El Barrio, and many more.
He devoted himself to becoming a soloist for the 14th International Jazz Festival of San Javier, where he shared the stage with famous jazz artists such as Lee Ritenour, Hiromi, and Wynton Marsalis, among others.
Monroy has conquered countless stages throughout his artistic journey, which has lasted more than 2 decades. Without a doubt, Sergio Monroy is one of the best representations of pianists associated with flamenco jazz. He recently released his 4th album.