Pablo Ferrández, cello
“He has everything: splendid technique, profound musicality and an overwhelming charisma!”
– Maestro Christoph Eschenbach
Prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, V Paulo International Cello Competition, and ICMA 2016 “Young Artist of the Year,” Pablo Ferrández announces himself as a musician of stature. Praised for his authenticity and hailed by critics, he continues to build a brilliant career through collaborations with internationally renowned artists and world-leading orchestras.
Recent highlights include his debut at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, performances of Brahms’ Double Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter, appearances with Bamberg Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, Konzerthaus Berlin, Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and BBC Scottish Symphony. He is also frequently invited to the Beethoven Easter Festival, Folle Journée, Intonations Festival, Trans-Siberian Arts Festival, and Rostropovich Festival.
His 2019-20 season included a European tour alongside Anne-Sophie Mutter, Khatia Buniatishvili, and the London Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, debuts with Bayersichen Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under Daniele Gatti, Orchestre National de France, Basel Symphony, Düsseldorf Symphony, Tonkunstler Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Borusan Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto, Detroit Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Princeton Symphony, and returns to the Louisiana Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, OSPA, and Bilbao Symphony.
Mr. Ferrández was appointed the 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence at the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and at the Schloss-Elmau/Verbier Festival, and will appear in recital in Luzern, Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Cologne, Baden- Baden, Paris, London, Birmingham, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, and Barcelona, as recipient of the ECHO Rising Stars Award.
Born in Madrid in 1991 into a family of musicians, he joined the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when he was thirteen to study with Natalia Shakhovskaya. After that he completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.
Mr. Ferrández plays the Stradivarius “Lord Aylesford” cello (1696) thanks to the Nippon Music Foundation.
Discover more about Pablo Ferrández by visiting his website pabloferrandez.com.
Photos by Igor Studio.
Video from Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Pablo Ferrández, Elim Chan, and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, January 2019.