Pablo Ferrández-Castro – Fourth Prize

Birth date

March 19, 1991




Born into a family of musicians in Madrid. He studied at the Queen Sofia College of Music under Prof. Natalia Shakhovskaya. He completed advanced studies at the Kronberg Academy under the supervision of Frans Helmerson. He was a prize winner at the 5th Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki (2013, second prize), and the same year he was awarded a prize by the Edmond de Rothschild banking firm at the Gstaad Musical Summits Festival (Switzerland). His accomplishments as a prize winner enabled him to record an album with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra on ONYX Classics. His second album was with the Kremerata Baltica. He has performed as soloist with many leading orchestras in Spain, Finland, Germany, and Russia. He participates in the festivals of Verbier, Santander, Kronberg, and Florence among others. He plays the “Lord Aylesford” cello made by Stradivarius in 1696 provided by the Nippon Music Foundation.

Pablo in pictures