photo by Ali Kermanshahi
Guitarist Holly Blazina creates an immersive world of beauty and sound that draws in music lovers and Flamenco aficionados alike. The notes emanating from her instrument disarm unsuspecting listeners as they are ushered into an ethereal experience that is exotic, evocative, buoyant and deeply nourishing.
As her music saturates a room, an event becomes an occasion, and a live concert blossoms into an exhilarating journey. Holly’s music is a catalyst for true communication, weaving its magic amongst those present to incite deeper connection, increased creativity and an atmosphere of genuine collaboration. When first exposed to Flamenco’s passionate, soulful melodies and driving rhythms, Holly knew she had found her home musically. This quickly led to a lifelong commitment to the art of Flamenco. Holly regularly performs as a soloist in traditional Flamenco ensembles, as well as with other musicians from the jazz, classical and world music genres, delighting and inspiring audiences wherever she plays.
Holly has had the good fortune of studying intensively with renowned artists both in Spain and North America. Having completed a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance in 1994, Holly loves to share her knowledge with aspiring guitarists as well as professional musicians, offering private lessons, accompaniment classes, workshops and online courses. Her original compositions have recently won awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and FACTOR.
Holly produces her own public and in-home concerts, and has built a sizable following of repeat private event clients. Her upcoming recording, Transcendencia, will be released in the fall of 2017.