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Pablo Ferrández

About this Artist

Prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and Sony Classical exclusive artist, Pablo Ferrández is hailed as a captivating performer who has turned into a cello phenomenon and one of the most in-demand instrumentalists of his generation.

His debut album for Sony Classical, Reflections, released in 2021, was highly acclaimed by critics and praised with the OPUS Klassik Award. In the fall of 2022, Ferrández released his second album, which comprised the Brahms Double Concerto, performed with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Czech Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck, as well as Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio, performed with Mutter and Lambert Orkis, also receiving rave reviews.

Recent highlights included appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Czech Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Oslo Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Konzerthaus Orchester, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Israel Philharmonic, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. Ferrández toured last season with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the London Philharmonic under Edward Gardner, with the Munich Philharmonic under Myung-Whun Chung, and with the Antwerp Symphony under Elim Chan.

He is also frequently invited to internationally renowned festivals such as Verbier, Salzburg, Dresden, Sion, Dvořák Prague Festival, Grant Park, and Jerusalem.

The 2023/24 season brings his debut at David Geffen Hall in New York with the Orquesta del Teatro Real, and also with the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Stavanger Symphony, and Musikkollegium Winterthur, as well as a return to the Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Düsseldorf Symphony, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre National de France, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Ferrández will also tour with the Czech Philharmonic under Semyon Bychkov in Japan and Europe, performing the Dvořák Cello Concerto.

Born in Madrid in 1991 into a family of musicians, Ferrández joined the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when he was 13 to study with Natalia Shakhovskaya. He completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson and became a scholar of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Ferrández plays the Stradivarius “Archinto” 1689, on a generous lifelong loan from a member of the Stretton Society.