Rezar Domínguez

The group consists of the following band members: VANESA DÍAZ -singer/saxophone, MARTA -dance/percussion, JUAN PEÑAS -singer, FAIZ HUSEYNOV -violin, HELEN HENDRIKS -flute, REZAR DOMÍNGUEZ -guitar, compositions and arrangements.

Grupo Zyryab

Marta Flendrig

Marta Flendrig

Marta started dancing at the age of 4 with her teacher Esmeralda, and flamenco soon turned into a passion for her. As a young girl she was already many times on stage with the guitarist Mario Cortés, whose sister Carmen Cortés trained her later on. When she turned fifteen, she started going to Andalusia for longer periods of time. She took flamenco-lessons and went to flamenco-parties and -festivals, where she learned to understand the essence of flamenco.

In Madrid she continued her training with flamenco-masters like El Guïto, Cristobal Reyes and Manolete, and she performed in several tablaos. Later on the famous Manolo Marín, and Susana Lupiañez "La Lupi" trained her. She performed in the Netherlands and abroad, amongst others with the Chupendi group, in which she also appeared on Dutch, German and Spanish television, and was seen with several companies at major festivals and theaters.

Grown up with -and specialized in- flamenco-rhythms, she also worked as a percussionist in several flamenco-companies, she toured with the shows "La vida de Pablo" and "Mujeres de hoy", performing on the stages of many theaters, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Vanesa Díaz

Vanesa Díaz

Vanesa (Spain) developed good musical skills since her childhood. She started young studying the saxophone with Salvador Santana at the music school. During her classical education she was performing in different kinds of ensambles as wind orquestras, latín bands, chamber music ensembles and choirs. She continued her saxophone studies in The Conservatory of Tenerife combining with her university studies on Music Education.

At that time she got familiar with improvisation and jazz music and she developed her composing skills with Milena Perisic. After getting her degree in Music Education she went to live in Granada where she fell in love with Flamenco music. Vanesa sings with great emotional depth and is a natural musician.

Nowadays, she is working on different music project and she is studying Jazz Composition & Arranging in the Conservatory of Maastricht with Wolfgang Braun & Leon Lhöest.

Rezar Domínguez

Rezar Domínguez

Rezar started young playing the guitar inspired by his uncles. He studied classical music at the conservatory but found his passion in the Flamenco guitar.

He studied with Manolo Franco, Jeronimo Maya, Chicuelo, Curro de Maria, Paco Fernandez, Myrddyn, Stochelo Rosenberg among others.

Rezar founded several flamenco-projects combining Flamenco with classical music ("Misa Flamenca") with jazz and other world-music elements ("Impetu", "Muchachos"). With which he toured in the national and international circuit. He worked 12 years as a Flamenco-guitar teacher at the Music school of Maastricht also accompanying the Flamenco-dance lessons of Marta.

He also accompanied the Flamenco-dance lessons / workshops from Patricia Guerrero and Kuki Santiago and Eduardo Guerrero, Joselito Fernandez and many others.

Rezar toured with the ROSENBERG TRIO, for which he composed/arranged the music.

He founded in 2012 Grupo ZYRYAB, which combines elements of flamenco, jazz and classical music. Rezar also arranges all the music for grupo ZYRYAB.

In 2013 Rezar did some concerts with the genius Jerinomo Maya what resulted in a cd recording!

In 2014 Rezar was lucky enough to record with Jorge Pardo (Flutist of Paco de Lucía) through a project of his good friend David Minguillon on the cd "Puerto del Mar".

Rezar formated the group "Muchachos", with Juan Peñas, Jozua Rosenberg, Marta, Fernando Santisteban and Juan Sarria. They were recorded and represented by Sinti Music. They performed at the International Gipsy Festival, Oerol Festival and the Gipsy Road Tour, etc.

In 2015 Rezar did a serie of concerts (including live radio performance) with Laura Engel, for which he also arranged the music. The line-up was: Laura Engel (soprano), Rezar Domínguez (guitar), Kyu Min Chang (piano), Lukas Dahle (percussion) and Judit Díaz Álvarez (cello).

In 2015-2016 Rezar had the pleassure to play some concerts in the "Lunar Project", which was a very contemporary jazz formation, with lots of influences. Together with Jesse Passenier - vibraphone/drums (arranger for the famous Metropole Orchestra), Isabel Bermejo - singer, Roderik Povel - piano, Jos Heutmekers - saxophone, Mateusz Malcharek - doublebass, Tim Daemen - trombone and Rezar Domínguez - guitar.

In 2016 Rezar did a concert with the famous Paco Fernandez - guitar (brother of Esperanza) and Rafael De Carmen - dance, together with Marta - dance/percussion, Vanesa - singer/saxophone, Isabel Bermejo - singer, Rauf Berman - violin, Lukas Dahle - percussion and Sarai Erkens - guitar.

In 2017 participated in the national tv production: "De meesterbouwers van de nieuwe Stradivarius" from AVROTROS and NPO Cultura.

In 2017 the line-up for Zyryab is: Juan Peñas - singer, Vanesa Diaz - singer/saxophone, Marta - dance/percussion, Helen Hendriks - flute , Faiz Huseynov - violin and Rezar Domínguez - guitar/arrangements.

He produced and wrote the music-scores of several (instructional) books/dvds; Stochelo Rosenberg, Paco Fernandez (part 1&2), Myrrdyn. He wrote three books from Vicente Amigo for his students.

Rezar also teaches several disciplines of the guitar since 1993, in which he focuses on technique, harmony theory, improvisation and lots of fun, etc.

Grupo Zyryab
Grupo Zyryab
Grupo Zyryab
Flamenco duo Zyryab
Grupo Zyryab
Grupo Zyryab