Guitarrist, composer & producer
Yannick Corre, also known as “El Chani” (France, 1986) is a guitarist, composer and musical director. He has a vast experience in Flamenco as a solo guitar player as well as accompanying flamenco singing and dance and also Fusion projects.
He has been living in Seville for the past 13 years and he stands out for his unique sense of rhythm and harmony.
“El Chani” starts his musical career playing the piano, instrument that he starts studying at a very young age. At the age of 14 he concentrates his attention in the classical guitar and almost immediately he begins his relationship with Flamenco.
His fascination for this musical culture leads him to move to the south of Spain at the age of 20.
In Seville, he studies with the greatest guitar masters such as Dani de Morón, Miguel Ángel Cortés, Rafael Riqueni, Jesús Guerrero, Pedro Sierra, Paco Cortés, Niño de Pura and Manolo Franco. In 2011 he obtains a scholarship to study in Cristina Heeren’s Foundation of Flamenco Art of Seville, where he deepens into the art of accompanying flamenco singing and dance.
In 2017 he graduates from the Superior Music Conservatory Rafael Orozco of Cordoba with outstanding grades and excellence in his final Thesis.
As a composer and musical director, he has been part of multiple flamenco companies such as “To e' Tablao”, “La Rueca”, “La Sagra” and “6X Arriba”. With the latter, he produces and releases in 2012 the show “Encuentro” which headed the Flamenco Festival of Niza.
As guitarist and musical director, in 2014 he toured Greece with the show “Moiras” of “La Rueca” company. He is currently directing and producing the music of Ana Pruneda’s company (Mexico) for the show “Muelle de Sal” and the music for the project “Guaricha” directed by dancer Vanessa Henríquez (Colombia).
His musical concern and openness have driven him to participate in diverse projects that merge flamenco with other genres. In 2014 he forms the flamenco-jazz trio,"Dead Calabacín" with the guitarist Guillermo Guillén and percussionist Arnaud Clerc.
In 2015 he collaborates with recognized guitar figure Nono García in Brazilian Carlos Papel’s latest album. In the most recent years, he multiplies projects of fusion and experimentation which enriches his musical vocabulary and artistic interdisciplinary language (modern/contemporary dance, classical Spanish music, Arabic music and Sephardi song).
Throughout his career “El Chani” has performed in numerous “tablaos” (flamenco venues), flamenco associations and theatres in different countries in Europe and America such as Spain, England, Croatia, Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador. He has shared stage with highly recognized artists such as Rafael Rodríguez “El Cabeza”, Miguel Ortega, Ramón Porrina, Rosi Navarro “La Divi”, Matías López “El Mati”, Natalia Marín, Alicia Acuña, Alberto Sellés, Cristina Tovar and Laura Santamaría.
In Spring of 2018 El Chani made his debut in Seville with his first solo project, "El Chani Quinteto". Since then he has taken his project on tour, offering a personal repertoire which will be included in his next album.
Prizes and Recognitions:
1º Place; International Flamenco Guitar Contest of Albí 2019
3º Place; Flamenco Guitar Contest "Niño Miguel" de Huelva 2021
Finalist; International Flamenco Guitar Contest “Niño Ricardo” 2019
4º Place; International Flamenco Guitar Contest of Seville 2017
Finalist; Composition for Guitar Contest “Fidelio” of Madrid 2016 with the piece “La sonata del Quijote” (“The sonata of Quixote”)
4º Award in the International Contest "Paco de Lucía" of Sevilla 2016