Carlos MontoyaCarlos Montoya (13 December 1903 ? 3 March 1993) was a prominent Flamenco guitarist. He was born in Madrid, Spain, the son of Ramón Montoya, and started accompanying dancers and singers. At the age of 14, Montoya played in concert halls across the world.
In the 1920s and 1930s he performed extensively in Europe, North America, and Asia. The outbreak of World War II brought him to the United States where he toured with the dancer La Argentina. Settling in New York City, he began touring on his own, bringing his fiery style to concert halls, universities, and orchestras.
Montoya toured year round but always returned to his homeland, Spain, to spend the Christmas holidays with his family. Montoya's playing style was idiosyncratic. He once said, according to Brook Zern,
"I do not play the way I do to please the public, though it certainly does, on five continents so far, and no other flamenco guitarist will ever fill the Houston Astrodome as I have. No, I play the way I do because to me, that is exactly the way the flamenco guitar should sound. It seems strange to me that the unknowing public should agree, while the real flamenco aficionados clearly do not...but that's the…Source de l'extrait biographique : Wikipedia