Brisbane-based Gerard Mapstone is one of Australia's finest classical and flamenco guitarists.
He was so passionate about the guitar he moved to Spain, to Jerez de la Frontera, where he studied with Jose Ignatio Franco, a renowned flamenco Guitarist in Andalucía.
Gerard then moved to England and joined flamenco fusion band Candela and to study at the Royal College of Music in London.
He's recorded his own album &uot;Vuelta al Mundo&uot; released in 2008, and in 2007 released &uot;Bride in a Red Dress&uot; with the Doch Gypsy Orchestra.
Gerard teaches guitar and has given classical and flamenco guitar workshops.
He spoke with Andrew Kruger at the National Folk Festival in Canberra recently.<img src="http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/sbs_worldview/~4/9ue02KvOn-o" height="1" width="1" />