Eduardo Pascual Díez
Eduardo Pascual Díez has been long settled in Valladolid where carrying out teaching at the Conservatoire of Music, since 1992. The International recognition has led him to offer toured in over 20 countries, including some of the most important concert halls and theaters in Europe, Canada, United States, Central and South America. He teaches master classes at the conservatoires and international festivals most prestigious of the world.
He was born in Torrelavega, Cantabria. Graduate at the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid. Pedagogical Attitude Certificate at the Complutense University of Madrid. Guitar Postgraduate in the Conservatoire of Music of Salamanca under the leadership of Jaime Catalá, specializing in the lute´s work by John Dowland. Studied D. Mus. at the Autonomous University of Madrid, dedicated to research onto the life and work of Esteban Daza. He has honed his technique with David Russell, Demetrio Ballesteros and Jose Luis Rodrigo, among others.
Usually he is member jury in several international guitar competitions, among which we can highlight; Guitar Foundation of America (GFA, Montreal, Canada), JoAnn Falleta Guitar Concerto Competition (Buffalo, New York, USA), Grifyce-Trzebiatów (Poland) Rust (Austria), Xmas Guitar Contest (Lecce), Fiuggi Guitar Competition, Reggio Calabria (Italy), City of Lima (Peru), Kutná Hora (Czech Republic), Morelia International Guitar, Guitar without Frontiers, in Chihuahua … (Mexico), etc.
In July 2004, made a tour of concerts in Serbia and Montenegro and recorded a DVD with the ARCO String Quartet from Belgrade, within the International Music Festival of Vrnjacka Banja. He also participated in recording of 4 CD’s with the concerts offered at the International Guitar Festivals of Gubin, Poland; Ramon Roteta in Irún, Spain; Lima, Peru; and Morelia, in Mexico.
Renowned composers among those who that are found, Nikolay Yordanov, Victor Hugo Ñopo Roberto Fabbri, Uros Dojcinovic, Sandro Di Stefano and Sabino De Bari, have dedicated their works to him.
As of 1997, he is the artistic director of the International Festival and Guitar Competition Villa de Aranda, Burgos, and the International Guitar Festival Esteban Daza, in Valladolid, since 2010.
Eduardo Pascual plays with Manuel Contreras Guitars “25th Anniversary” (1995) and Gabriel Hernández Jimenez (Paracho, Mexico), those who have especially dedicated their guitars, and has sponsored by Valenciana Strings, of the Veerkamp House, Mexico DF – and Alhambra Guitars.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, where received his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Music Academy of Belgrade. During this time he worked as solo bass with the Natan Chamber Orchestra, collaborating in the section of the RTV Belgrade Orchestra, he also won the Competition for Best Classical Music Video in Serbia.
In 1994 he moved to the USA where he obtained the Master of Music Degree from the prestigious The Mannes College of Music in New York City, studding with Homer Mensch and participating in master classes with teachers like Julius Levine or Eric Harris of Chicago Symphony, among others.
During this time he performed as soloist of the Virtuoso Strings Chamber Orchestra, and also collaborating with the New Jersey State Opera, The Lyric Theatre Orchestra and The Riverside Symphony.
He came to Spain in 1994 where he formed part of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife and the Symphony Orchestra of Principado de Asturias.
Since 2000 he resides in Valladolid where he plays in the double bass section of the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León. Since 2005 he is playing also a in the Orchestra of Double Basses of Valladolid.
As a member of different orchestras he has collaborated with prestigious musicians such as Ivo Pogorelich, Gidon Kremer, Daniel Barenboim and Kurt Masur, to name a few.
He has offered recitals in Spain, Serbia and USA, and has worked as a double bass teacher in the social program “In Crescendo” in Valladolid, Music Conservatory in Avilés and New York Salute to Music Program.