Cello, Viola da Gamba
Pablo Tejedor-Gutiérrez (Madrid, 1994) is a cello and gamba player specialising in Historical Performance. As a solo player, he won third place at the 2023 Spanish National Early Music Competition (Jeunesses Musicales) and received the 2022 BritishSpanish Society Arts Award. Pablo has also been supported by numerous institutions, from the Excellence Scholarship of the Wilsdorf Foundation to the Société des Amis du Conservatoire de Genève or the Henry Wood and Helen Rachel Mackaness Trusts. Having studied in Spain (Aldo Mata), Switzerland (Bruno Cocset, Guido Balestracci and David Pia) and the UK (Royal College of Music), he has also attended masterclasses with Christophe Coin, Rachel Podger, Jaap Ter Linden, Sara Mingardo, Antonio Florio, Lucia Swarts, David Watkin, Jonathan Manson or Kristin von der Goltz.
Pablo currently enjoys a busy career touring internationally, from Bolivia to Italy and from Portugal to Belgium, performing in legendary venues such as the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Teatro Real or the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid as well as in prestigious festivals such as Namur, Chiquitos, Ambronay, Utrecht or Saintes. In an incessant pursuit of inspiration, Pablo has been lucky enough to take part in projects with well-known artists such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Ashley Solomon, Ophélie Gaillard, Geoffroy Jourdain, Martin Gester, Leonardo García Alarcón, Bojan Cicic or Laurence Cummings.
As principal cello, Pablo can be found playing historically informed creative bass lines (and some solo ones too) in many different ensembles specialized in repertoire ranging from Baroque to Romantic times, including famous bands like Le Parlement de Musique or Holland Baroque, but also with the Eeemerging+/Ambronay Academy. Since 2023 he has been chosen as solo principal cello leader at the Academia Montis Regalis in Mondovì, Italy, where he will work with renowned musicians such as Enrico Onofri, Amandine Beyer, Fabio Bonizzoni…
When he is not performing, Pablo researches on cultural history topics, having given and published different articles and papers on the Enlightenment (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Complutense University, Pavia University, Rey Juan Carlos, University), and teaches for different London music institutions, notably lecturing on Early Music Treatises and Sources at the Royal College of Music. Pablo was also invited to be a baroque coach for the Basque Youth Orchestra (EGO) by Lina Tur Bonet in Musikene.
Future projects include concerts on the latest recording by Holland Baroque in Germany, a production with Ensemble OrQuesta at the Monteverdi Festival in Cremona, two productions with El Parnaso Hyspano (Grimeborn Opera Festival and Cervantes Theatre), collaborating with The Queenes Chappell, the Dartington Festival Orchestra with Rachel Podger and John Butt, and making a recording devoted to the cello and fortepiano works by women composers from the 1860s. He also prepares programmes around 17th and late 18th-century music with his co-founded ensembles La Frescobalda (Festival d'Alba, Abruzzo), La Tirana (solo recitals at Festival Musique au Paradis, Horniman Museum,
Sands Theatre…) and Nocturnalia (Slovenia, UK).