Born in Naples in 1962, Bruno first drew public attention at the age of 11 when he gave her first concert.|
At 12 years Bruno was playing as a guitarist with the Rock group "Quo Vadis" and really nobody could imagine "quo vadet Bruno", (= where he should go) or where he should arrive years later.
After studying classic guitar in Naples, counting already since 1977 with numerous appearances in Italian television, he discovered his passion for flamenco and he went to Spain to study with the flamenco guitar masters.
In 1982 he participates in the famous "I Seminario Internacional de Guitarra flamenca" led by Manolo Sanlucar, standing out because of his virtuosity. During this seminary, which marked a historical milestone because several of today's greatest flamenco guitarists earned their first credits, was born the friendship and admiration which Bruno feels for his former master.
From 1983 to 1985 he studied at the "Conservatorio Superior de Cordoba" Flamenco Guitar with Manuel Cano and classic guitar with Alfonso Serrano.
This is a time that Bruno remembers with special love, when he tells us: "Manuel Cano was my teacher in Cordoba and Granada. I remember his wisdom and his jovial character with us. Among his students there were Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Paco Serrano and Vicente Amigo, today great artists of international fame. Cano taught me the flamenco guitar repertory of great masters such as Ramon Montoya Salazar, Sabicas, Manuel Serrapi «Niño Ricardo»..."
Bruno would stay in Spain during five years, traveling from city to city, and only coming back to Italy from time to time.
During the short periods he spent in his country, he participates in important projects, like in 1984, when he is invited to record “Napoli Opera”, participating in this project with artists like Paco de Lucia, James Senese, Enzo Avitabile, Teresa de Sio and Richie Evans. Or his guitar performance in the "Instituto Salesiano" of Naples with Roberto Murolo, or when he performed with Eugenio Bennato in the "Teatro Mediterraneo" of Naples in 1986.
During those fundamental years for his formation, he lives in Seville and Cordoba in the heart of the flamenco circles, where his prestige grows and he shares stage with important flamenco artists.
About this time he tells us: from my stay in Seville I keep beautiful memories, when I knew fantastic gypsy artists like the dancer Concha Vargas, the great musician Carlos Heredia or the singer Esperanza Fernandez....
I remember as well with love the Colmao flamenco “Solea” in Madrid, where I had the pleasure to play and to know many artists like Pepe de Lucía, Cancanilla de Marbella, Pescao .....
But it is Cordoba, the town where he made his first flamenco steps, which has a very special place in his heart, and he speaks about it with emotion: "the town of Cordoba that I love so much .... queen and capital of flamenco art...."
This period is followed by another one characterized by a giddy activity, he travels from city to city, with numerous performances, at the same time that he goes on studying and perfecting his technic (again with masters like Manolo Sanlucar) and participating in important guitar contests where he gets remarkable awards.
These years were a key period in his career since he enjoys of a continuous demand in the principal flamenco stages. From this period we have to mention his participation in the "Bienal de Flamenco" in 1990 and the International Word Exhibition "Expo´92" in Seville, from the 1st. of August until the 30st. of September, 1992.
In 1997, he travelled to Paris where he studied Arabian music and lute and in 1998 he studied with Odair Assad in Cordoba. All this research work will be decisive for his compositions, rich and original in inspiration, which should bring him again great success.
Another milestone in his musical career, was his world tour in 1999 with Victor Monge "Serranito" playing on important stages like the Theater of Manila (Philippines), the "Teatro Albeniz" in Madrid and the Casino of the “Thyssen-Bornemiza” Museum. Special mention merit as well his appearances in important flamenco television programs, (like in "Tele Mezquita Cordoba" or "Canal Sur" from Andalusia). All those appearances, together with other concerts, are recorded in excellent Spanish video productions (like the serial “Flamenco hoy”, Madrid or "the Bienal' 90", Seville), and few productions in Italy (like the video "Concerto Isernia”).
Since 1981, Bruno has dedicated too to teaching music and giving seminaries in several occasions, among them the course he imparted in Turkey in the Musical Institute of Arts “Pera” of Istanbul, from the 1st. of February until the 30th. of June in 1997.
Bruno Pedros lives now between Italy and Spain, where he is always to be found on the purest flamenco stages.