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 a 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 (distinction).
I am an active musician, performing regularly with different groups and as a solo guitarist. I play nationally and internationally, in festivals, clubs, weddings and private events. I have done over 1000 gigs in my life. I have been the resident guitarist of the Ritz London, and I have a repertoire of over 100 songs.

I host a YouTube channel, The Spanish guitar Hub, and each week I upload new guitar videos to this channel. I am also a partner at Ultimate Guitar, a signature artist of MusicNotes (the biggest music score site online), and endorsed by GuitarPro.

My guitar courses (four of them also available as a printed book format):
  • Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques (2018, second edition 2024)
  • Songs for Spanish and Classical Guitar (2020)
  • Play Solos in Spanish and Flamenco Guitar (2021) – Udemy
  • Music Theory: Learn to Read Rhythm – From Beginners to Mastery (2021)
  • Learn Guitar Chords with Songs and Exercises: Major, Minor and Barre Chords (2022) – Udemy
  • Learn Guitar Chords with Songs and Exercises: The 7th Chords (2023) – Udemy
  • 18 Christmas Songs for Classical, Acoustic and Fingerstyle Guitar (2023)
Album releases:
  • De Fuego – Bluebird (2012)
  • De Fuego – Davide (2015)
  • Edina Balczo – Songs for Spanish and Classical Guitar (2020)
  • De Fuego – Hyperfocus (2023)
  • Edina Balczo – 18 Christmas Songs for Classical, Acoustic and Fingerstyle Guitar (2023)
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 3 full length albums: Bluebird (2012), Davide (2015), and Hyperfocus (2023).

 I also perform with Desperado’s, a mariachi duo with a singer/guitarist covering traditional Mexican music. And with a flamenco dancer, performing traditional flamenco pieces with a dance.