In February of 2010 Amós Lora plays Rome for «Paco de Lucía» in a private concert where the «Master» was surprised by the talented boy.Two years later Amós records his first CD «Cerro Negro» and Paco de Lucía writes at the back cover of the album, «Amós, if you keep on playing like this we may as well all start looking for another job». Today these words reach a special meaning because they are not original from Paco de Lucía. Niño Ricardo said these words while he was listening to a 10 year old Paco de Lucía and 50 years later «Master Paco» transmits the same words to Amós and with this gesture he left his legacy in the hands of Amós
Amós Lora. September 21, 1999. Madrid
He began to play the guitar at the age of three, under the direction of his father Manuel Lora. From the age of six he followed the teaching of «Caño Roto’s» school, by the hand of «El Entri». He enriched his training and knowledge in Madrid, Jerez de la Frontera and the “Pescadería” neighborhood in Almería, where he became saturated with the gypsy art. At the age of eight, he meets Tomatito who, from the very first time, gives the boy all his support and teaches him his «falsetas». Since 2010 he was also taught by “Diego del Morao”, a very important reference for Amos, as well as Manuel Parrilla, David Cerreduela. Amos is a jazz lover, being a self-taught student of this music genre. John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Chick Korea, George Benson and Pat Metheny all leave their mark on Amos’ guitar. In 2012 he began to learn jazz under the direction of Felix Santos.
In 2012, he records his first CD, whith pianist «Diego Amador» as special guest. Based on his own repertoire, at the CD appears diferent artists from Madrid, Jerez and Almería.
In 2014 Worldmusic released the new CD «The Rough Guide to Flamenco Guitar» . Cd including Amós Lora, Tomatito, Carles Benavent & Paco de Lucía, Cañizares, Moraito, Riqueni, Pepe Habichuela…
In 2016, Amós records his second CD «Así lo veo» based on his own repertoire.
In 2019 at the age of 19 he realized his third Album «DADGAD». Based on his own compositions, in this new work Amos is locked only in the studio to show an intimate record where he plays all the instruments. In this same year, Bill Whelan pianist and producer of U2, re-recorded the original music of «Riverdance» on the 25th anniversary. Amos has been chosen as one of the most relevant young musicians worldwide to participate in this new recording.
At the age of four he makes his first public appearances and at seven years old, he is featured in concert in “Casa Patas”, an emblematic place of Madrid’s flamenco environment. Since then Amós has played at the main flamenco festivals and theatres in Spain such «Suma Flamenca», «Los Veranos de la Villa», “Festival Flamenco Pa Tos», «Homenaje a Moraito», «Festival internacional de guitarra José Tomás», «Plaza Mayor de Salamanca»»Festival Raqueros del Jazz» «Teatro Conde Duque» «Festival Jazz Eñe»…
Amós also plays concert at main Europe Festivals such, “ Internacional Guitar Festival of Prague” «Guitar across styles». «Zagreb summer festival» in Croatia. «Flamenco Festival» in Mont de Marsan, France. «Lisboa Flamenco Festival», Portugal. «Istanbul International guitar Festival». «Andorra Jazz Festival». «Spring Festival» at Praha. «Caldas da Rainha», Portugal. He has played also at La Havana, Cuba. In 2020 he presents his first Japan tour, playing in Kagoshima, Tokyo (Instituto Cervantes and the Setagaya Art Museum) Okinawa and Fukuoka. He plays at online festival «Flamenco para Marruecos». In 2021 Amós plays at «Papjazz Festival» in Haití.
Amós plays also at the main tv and radio shows of Spain and for Tv of Croatia and Holland. He has been featured in the documentary “Niños Flamencos”, by director Katherina Hager. Filmed in Madrid, Salamanca, Almería, Ciudad Rodrigo and Prague, the documentary shows us snapshots of Amos Lora’s life and music. Since 2018, he also carries out continuous work in the field of teaching, teaching courses and master class.
They have said about Amós Lora
«He plays Zyryab different than anyone… The boy is a jewel”.
«He is the only one who plays his own Zyryab. All the others play mine»
“Oh my god, we are in trouble now.
«He is a genius.
He will go far«
“This boy is a Prodigy.
He has a special talent for music”
«I have nicknamed him the extraterrestrial.
It’s clear that he comes from another planet”