Pablo Ferrández

Winner of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2016 “Young Artist of the Year” and a prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and International Paulo Cello Competition 2013, Pablo Ferrández announces himself as a musician of stature. His emotional intensity and personality on stage have wowed audiences around the globe.

Recent highlights include performances of Brahms’ Double Concerto alongside Anne-Sophie Mutter in Madrid and Oxford, début with Bamberg Symphony under Christoph Eschenbach within the Orpheum Foundation Program, and appearances with London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Spanish National Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, and at renowned festivals such as Verbier, Dresden, La Folle Journée, Grant Park, Rostropovich, Rheingau and Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. Conductors he has worked with include Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Jurowski, and Vasily Petrenko, among others.

The 2018/2019 season brings appearances with orchestras including Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Scottish Symphony, Hamburg Symphony, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Antwerp Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Warsaw Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Symphony, and Orquesta de Valencia.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed at the Musikverein, Wigmore Hall, Boulez Saal, Dortmund Konzerthaus and Bologna Opera, collaborating with artists such as Vadim Repin, Nikolai Lugansky, Maxim Rysanov, Beatrice Rana, Denis Kozhukhin, Ray Chen, Alice Sarah Ott, Elena Bashkirova, Michael Barenboim and Gérard Caussé. He has also recently performed with Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell and Yuja Wang.

Pablo Ferrández recorded his first CD, featuring Dvořák and Schumann cello concertos, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Radoslaw Szulc, which was received with great acclaim.

Born in Madrid in 1991 to a family of musicians, Pablo Ferrández joined the prestigious Queen Sofia College of Music when he was 13 to study with Natalia Shakhovskaya. He completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.

Ferrández plays the Stradivarius “Lord Aylesford” (1696) thanks to the Nippon Music Foundation.

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