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.
Piotr Witkowski, violinist who was born in Poland, completed his musical studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with M. Lawrynowicz in 1985. At time of studies was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Jeunesses Musicales de Pologne, which participated in some international competitions, obtaining the First Prize, Paris 1981, and the 3rd prize in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. From 1986 to 1990 he worked in the Valley Symphony Orchestra Cali in Colombia. He has been soloist in various chamber orchestras in Poland, among others, the Archi da Camara and Arcis Varsoviensis Capella, with whom he has made numerous international tours and recordings for radio and television. Since 1992 he joined in the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland and alongside his orchestral activity collaborated with some of the best performer’s chamber ensembles. Currently and since 1996 he is member of the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, and concertmaster of the Orchestra of León. From 1996 to 2006 he taught violin at the Conservatoire of Music in Valladolid.
JEAN BAPTISTE LOEILLET DE GANT (1688- ca. 1720) Sonata en La menor, Op. 1, Nº1 I. Adagio II. Allegro III. Adagio IV. Giga CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB SCHNEIDLER (ca. 1752-1815) Sonata en Re Mayor I. Allegro II. Romanze III. Rondo FRANCESO MOLINO (1775-1847) Nocturno, Op 37 I. Largo non troppo II. Rondo Pastorale. Allegretto NICCOLO PAGANINI (1782-1840) Sonata Concertante I. Allegro Spiritoso II. Adagio Assai e Espresivo III. Rondo Allegretto con Brio. Scherzando HANSJOACHIM KAPS (1942) Scheherazade I. Allegretto II. Allegro. Allegretto III. Allegretto IV. Presto