Pablo Ferrández
*1991 in Spain

2011-2014 Kronberg Academy Master
Studies with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Sodalitas-Stipendium

2014-2017 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Sodalitas-Stipendium

2010 Cello Masterclasses, participant

2011 Cello Festival, concert

2013 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2014 Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2016 Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

Pablo Ferrández


Pablo Ferrández was born in Madrid in 1991 and began playing the cello at the age of three, taking lessons from his parents. From 2004 to 2011 he continued his musical education with Natalia Shakhovskaya at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía (ESMRS), at the same time participating in masterclasses with David Geringas, Philippe Muller, Natalia Gutman, Gary Hoffman, Arto Noras, Lynn Harrel, Antonio Meneses, and Ivan Monighetti.

In 2008 he was awarded the first prize at the Liezen International Cello Competition. In 2011 he won the Prix Nicolas Firmenich de Violoncelle at the Verbier Festival and Kronberg Academy's Leyda Ungerer Prize. In February 2013 he was awarded the Edmond de Rothschild-Prize at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in Switzerland, which gave him the opportunity to record a CD with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra (Onyx label). In 2013 he won second prize in the International Paulo Cello Competition in Finland and reached the finals of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In 2016 he was named “Young Artist of the Year” by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).

As a soloist, Pablo Ferrández has worked with conductors such as Ros Marbà, Péter Csaba and Jose Luis Turina, and as a chamber musician he has given performances with Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Heinrich Schiff, Dennis Russell Davies, John Storgårds, Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis and Anne-Sophie Mutter. He has worked with many renowned orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Kremerata Baltica, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Mexico National Symphony Orchestra and the Spanish National Orchestra. He is regularly being invited to concerts and international festivals such as the Spivakov Festival in Moscow, the Verbier Festival, the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival and the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico.

Pablo Ferrández plays the Lord Aylesford Stradivarius (1696) which is on loan to him from the Nippon Music Foundation.

In 2011, 2013 and 2015 Pablo Ferrández took part in Kronberg Academy’s Festival and in both 2014 and 2016 in Chamber Music Connects the World. From 2011 to 2017 he has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson. These studies were funded by the Sodalitas Stipendium.

Last updated: November 2016