Pablo
Ferrández


“He is the top young cellist. He has everything: splendid technique, profound musicality and an overwhelming charisma! ”

– Maestro Christoph Eschenbach

Bio

Recently awarded the coveted ICMA 2016 “Young Artist of the Year”, and prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and at the V Paulo International Cello Competition, Pablo Ferrández announces himself as a musician of stature. His emotional intensity and personality on stage have wowed audiences around the globe.

Praised by his authenticity and hailed by the critics as “one of the top cellists” (Rémy Louis, Diapason Magazine), the 25-year-old Pablo Ferrández continues building a brilliant career through collaborations with international renowned artists and world leading orchestras.

He has appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Helsinki Philharmonic, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Mexico National Symphony Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and collaborated with such artists as Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Adam Fischer, Heinrich Schiff, Dennis Russell Davies, John Storgårds, Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis and Anne-Sophie Mutter.

An avid chamber musician, Pablo is frequently invited to international festivals such as Verbier, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Intonations Festival, La Folle Journée, Casals, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Spivakov, Piatigorsky, Kronberg, Santander, and the Rheingau Music Festival, where Mr. Ferrández was awarded with the Music Festival Award 2015.
Ferrández has recently appeared in recital at the Louvre Museum in Paris, at the Palau de la Música de Barcelona, and at the Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, obtaining rave reviews.

A captivating performer with a compelling technique, he is described as “an inspirational and expressive soloist who always places his skills at the service of the composer.” “Personal vanity is alien to Ferrández” (Rheingau Festival Award Jury).

Pablo Ferrández recorded his first CD, featuring Dvorak and Schumann cello concertos, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Radoslaw Szulc, which was received with great acclaim: “Pablo Ferrández is a fine performer, with a warm tone and an impulsive, if refined, lyricism that makes him a natural interpreter for Schumann's concerto, with its melancholic elegance and flashes of mercurial wit.” (Tim Ashley, The Guardian), “It is in Dvorak that Ferrández announces himself as a cellist of stature” “(he) manages to play with huge emotion while still keeping his interpretation light and free from overindulgence” (Janet Banks, The Strad).

Ferrández is proud of his long-standing artistic friendship with Gidon Kremer, one of his major supporters. Pablo’s second recording featured Italian works by Rossini and Menotti with the Kremerata Baltica, conducted by Heinrich Schiff.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include his debut at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the appereance with BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena, collaborations with Christoph Eschenbach playing Schumann’s cello concerto with the HR-Sinfonieorchester and the Spanish National Symphony, the return to Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Zubin Mehta, recitals at Schloss Elmau and the Mariinsky Theater, a European tour with Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer, appearances at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and the Rostropovich Festival, debuts with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Castilla y Leon Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Munich Symphony, Estonian National Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the performance of Brahms' double concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Born in Madrid in 1991, in a family of musicians, Pablo Ferrández joined the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when he was 13 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” (1696) thanks to the Nippon Music Foundation.

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“Pablo Ferrández will be one of the best cellists in the future. No: he is already.”

– Diapason Magazine

Concerts

  • May 27,2017
    Zhongshan Hall

    Taipei Symphony Orchestra

    HAYDN, Cello Concerto nº 1
  • June 4,2017
    Teatro Sucre

    Recital

    Quito, Ecuadorwith Luis del Valle, piano
  • June 6,2017
    Sociedad Filarmónica de Lima

    Recital

    Lima, Peruwith Luis del Valle, piano
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  • June 9,2017
    Palacio de Bellas Artes

    Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

    Mexico City, MexicoCarlos Miguel Prieto, conductorHAYDN, Cello Concerto nº 1
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  • June 11,2017
    Palacio de Bellas Artes

    Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

    México City, MéxicoCarlos Miguel Prieto, conductorHAYDN, Cello Concerto nº 1
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  • June 24,2017
    Fundación Selgas-Fagalde

    Recital

  • June 27,2017
    Schloss Solitude

    Chamber Music

    BACH, Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 (transcription for trio)
  • June 30,2017
    Kronberg Academy

    Recital

  • July 4,2017
    Théâtre du Casino

    Recital

    Evian, Francewith Sophie Pacini, piano and Chad Hoopes, violin
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  • July 6,2017
    Music Festival Athens

    St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

    Athens, GreeceYuri Temirkanov, conductorTCHAIKOVSKY, Rococo Variations
  • July 8,2017
    Classiche Forme Festival

    Recital

    Spongano, Italywith Beatrice Rana, pianoSHOSTAKOVICH, Cello Sonata
  • July 9,2017
    Classiche Forme Festival

    Chamber Music

    Spongano, Italywith Elena Urioste, Marta Kowalczkyc, Daniel Palmizio, Ludovica Rana, Beatrice Rana and Alessandro CarbonareWorks by SCHUBERT and BRAHMS

“Ferrández has everything : technique, mettle, spirit and authority as a soloist, expressivity and even charm.”

– El País

Media

  • Antonín Dvořák. Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 with the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev Mariinsky II (St. Petersburg, Russia), on July 3, 2015.

  • Piotr Illich TChaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, conducted by Zubin Mehta. Museo de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), 8th May 2016.

Audios

portada disco

Listen to Pablo…

“An impressive disc… in Dvorak Ferrández announces himself as a cellist od stature.”

– The Strad

Contact

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