Young Talents The scholarship holders

Violoncello Pablo Ferrández

"He has everything: splendid technique, profound musicality and an overwhelming charisma!" – Christoph Eschenbach

“Pablo Ferrández is truly special…great sound, very refined vibrato, flawless left and right hand, and a true musician” – Anne-Sophie Mutter

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 the critics as “one of the top cellists” (Rémy Louis, Diapason Magazine), Pablo Ferrández continues to build a brilliant career through collaborations with international renowned artists and world leading orchestras. 

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).  

Ferrández’s recent highlights include the debut at Hollywood Bowl with Los Angeles Philharmonic under G.Dudamel, performances of Brahms Double Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter, appearances with Bamberg Symphony under C. Eschenbach within the Orpheum Foundation Program, with Gürzenich Orchester at the Berliner Philharmonie, 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.

The 19/20 season will bring a European tour alongside Anne-Sophie Mutter, Khatia Buniatishvili and the London Philharmonic performing Beethoven Triple Concerto, the debuts with Bayersichen Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under Daniele Gatti, Orchestre National de France, Basel Symphony, Dusseldorf Symphony, Tonkunstler Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Borusan Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto, Detroit Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Princeton Symphony, and the returns to the Louisiana Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, OSPA and Bilbao Symphony.

Pablo Ferrández will be the 19/20 Artist-in-residence at the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, and also 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.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, he frequently collaborates with such artists as Vadim Repin, Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell, Yuja Wang, Nikolay Lugansky, Maxim Rysanov, Beatrice Rana, Denis Kozhukhin, Ray Chen, Alice Sara Ott, Elena Bashkirova, Michael Barenboim, Luis del Valle and Sara Ferrández.

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 and became scholar of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

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

September 2019 

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