Pablo Zapico, early plucked instruments

Pablo Zapico was born in 1983 in the principality of Asturias in Spain.  In 2006, he earned highest honors as he completed his Advanced Studies in Plucked Instruments with Xavier Díaz-Latorre at the Ecola Superior Música de Catalunya (ESMuC) in Barcelona, Spain.  The following year he concluded his Formación Continuada studies and, in 2012, earned the degree of Master of Musicology with a specialization in musical training and ancient music from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He has also participated in master classes offered by prestigious performers including Laura M. Pustilnik, Rolf Lislevand, Eduardo Egüez, John Griffiths, Juan Carlos Rivera Pecellin, Juan Carlos de Mulder, Luca Pianca, Toyohiko Satoh, and Hopkinson Smith.

Pablo has performed as a continuo player and soloist in Forma AntiqvaOSPAOviedo FilarmoníaEl Concierto EspañolEstil ConcertantLa Real Cámara, Musica FictaLa Reverencia, La Ritirata, Cappella Mediterranea, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Accademia del Piacere, La Hispanoflamenca, Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay, European Union Baroque Orchestra, and the Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, among others.

He has recorded over a dozen albums for labels such as Musifactor, Arsis, Spanish Society of Musicology (SEdeM), Vanitas, and the prestigious Munich, Germany label Winter & Winter. He has also been recorded live for Radio France Musique, BBC, RTVE, and Catalunya Música. Along with his brothers Aarón and Daniel, Pablo was nominated, in 2010, 2011, and 2013, for the prestigious International Classical Music Award (in the category of best baroque music instrumental CD) for his albums Amore x Amore, Concerto Zapico, and Opera Zapico.

He has performed in the most important festivals on the Iberian peninsula and has toured internationally in a number of countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Australia, Singapore, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Republic of Serbia, Holland, Greece, China, Japan, Peru, Chile, Turkey, Panama, Mexico, and Colombia.

Pablo has taught master classes at The University of Melbourne (Australia), Le Rocher de Palmer (France), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music(Singapore), Seminario Internacional de Música Antigua de Albarracín (Spain), Colegio de Educadores de Lima (Peru), Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Chile), Yaşar Üniversitesi Izmir (Turkey), Universidad de Música de Pánama, the Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, and at the Universidad de Oviedo. In May 2008, he was invited to serve as the assistant teacher for continuo players at the seminar Musica nel e dissimulazioni European Seicento led by Pedro Memelsdorff and conducted on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

During 2008-2010, he taught Renaissance and Baroque era continuo and plucked strings at the CMUS Conservatorio Profesional de Música Manuel Quiroga. He served in the same role at the CMUS Arturo SoriaMadrid from 2011 to 2012. From 2009-present he has been a professor at the Academia de Música Antigua de Gijón (AMAG) and from 2012-present, a professor at the CIEM Federico Moreno Torroba of Madrid.

Pablo Zapico was awarded the distinction of “Asturiano del Mes” by the newspaper La Nueva España, the “Grupo del Año 2010″ by the Televisión del Principado de Asturias, the Serondaya Prize for Cultural Innovation in Asturias, and the “Premio de la Música en Asturias” in 2012.

 

Publications

Artículo Hispanica Lyra (SdV) - 2013, núm. 18 ZAPICO, Pablo. “Pavanas por la D, con partidas al aire español de Gaspar Sanz. Edición interpretativa”. Hispanica Lyra. 2013, núm. 18, p. 23-27. (ver) ZAPICO, Pablo. “Técnica de Rasgueado Vol. 1”. Hispanica Lyra. 2015, núm. 21, p. 20-24. (ver)