Eric Vaarzon Morel (1961) was only sixteen when he studied under Paco Pena at the 7e Rencontre de la guitare in France. At nineteen, inspired by this event he left home for Spain where he lived and worked for two years. In the 1980s he travelled through Europe with the Swiss group Flamencos en route. Playing his own flamenco compositions he has toured annually with his back up group Chanela. As a regular member of the Cuadro Flamenco he was heard for six years in theatres and on concert platforms all over Holland. For years now Eric has been integrating Western music and flamenco into 'flamenco de hoy' (today's flamenco). Eric's music is however no longer solely flamenco, though still firmly rooted in the discipline. The past few years he has performed in a wide variety of productions, played with classical, jazz and pop musicians, and familiarized himself with all the facets of world music, both as a solo artist and in collaborations such as Eric Vaarzon Morel, Eric Vloeimans, Zapp String Quartet who joined forces for the "Miles of Sketches of Spain" shows. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.