Musician bio

I am an UK based guitarist, composer, performer, and educator originally from Hungary, but I live in East London since 2008. I started playing as a self-taught guitarist at the age of 17, but later I received private lessons from different accomplished guitarists. In flamenco, I was taught by Andras Varga, Francisco Antonio, and Ramon Ruiz. I learned music theory and improvisation from Adrien Miller and Jacob Quistgaard (who now hosts the very popular YouTube channel QuistJam). This helped me to develop my own original style, which is a mixture of flamenco, classical, tango and Spanish guitar. In 2018 I also became a registered guitar tutor certified by the University of West London.

I host a YouTube channel, The Spanish guitar Hub, which has received millions of views and boasts tens of thousands of subscribers. Each week I upload new guitar videos to this channel. I am endorsed by GuitarPro, the software company that sells the GuitarPro tablature editor program. 

I so far published five guitar courses (the first two are also available as a book/DVD format) with signups by thousands of students.
  • Spanish guitar Strumming Techniques (2018)
  • Songs for Spanish and Classical Guitar (2020)
  • Play Solos in Spanish and Flamenco Guitar (2021)
  • Learn to Read Rhythm – From Beginners to Mastery (2021)
  • Learn Guitar Chords with Songs and Exercises: Major, Minor and Barre Chords (2022)
Album releases:
  • De Fuego – Bluebird (2012) Full length album 
  • De Fuego – Davide (2015) Full length album
  • De Fuego – Muchas Gracias (2019) EP
  • Edina Balczo – Songs for Spanish and Classical Guitar (2020)
Winners of the UK Lukas Latin Awards 2019, De Fuego is a multi award-winning Spanish guitar duo playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba music.
Performing on average 15 festivals a year De Fuego has played at Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, The Big Feastival, Henley Festival, Rhythm Tree Festival, Sziget Fesztival (HU), Meadows in the Mountains (BU), Vegfest, to name a few, and renounded music venues such as Spice of Life (Soho, London), Green Note (Camden, London), The Ritzy (Brixton, London) as regular guests. De Fuego has also headlined a number of UK festivals and performed across Europe including Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary.

They have received glowing reviews by many world music magazines, including Fatea Magazine, Songlines, F-roots, appeared on BBC Radio, Resonance FM Radio, EFE Spain International and Thames TV. De Fuego have released 2 full length albums and just released a new EP titled ‘Muchas Gracias’, available now on all online platforms.

In 2015, I joined two additional bands. One of them, the trio Femmes Fusion, plays flamenco, tango and pop fusion with a violinist and a singer. We primarily perform famous songs in a flamenco/rumba style and tour throughout the UK. I also perform in Desperado’s, a mariachi duo with a singer/guitarist covering traditional Mexican music.