Eduardo Pascual Díez, 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 (1563-1626). Studied D. Mus. at the Autonomous University of Madrid, dedicated to research onto the life and work of the composer and vihuelist Esteban Daza (Valladolid c.1537-1591_1596). He has honed his technique with David Russell, Demetrio Ballesteros and Jose Luis Rodrigo, among others.
He has awarded in the International Guitar Competition Ataulfo Argenta, in the categories of chamber music and solo guitar, held in Castro Urdiales, Cantabria.
He has been long settled in Valladolid where carrying out teaching at the Conservatoire of Music, since 1992. He has guitar taught at the conservatories of Burgos, Ponferrada (León), Palencia, and Antonio Baciero School of Music, in Aranda de Duero, Burgos, (1996-2007), where he was director of the Conservatoire. He is frequently invited to international festivals and conservatories most prestigious around the world, to give concerts and master classes.
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, along with his manager, Daliborka Obradovic.
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, Giulio Rospigliosi, Reggio Calabria (Italy), City of Lima (Peru), International Guitar Festival and Competition of BRNO (Czech Republic), Morelia International Guitar, Guitar without Frontiers, in Chihuahua … (Mexico), etc.
With a pledge and intense activity within the chamber music, is member of EPIPHONUS duo, close with the Polish violinist Piotr Witkowski and with the flutist Carlos Migueláñez; also belong to NACHSCHLAG duo, with the cellist Carlos Fernéndez Buey; EPIPHONUS Camerata Trio, composed of Piotr Witkowski, violin and Alberto Mateo to the cello, and ARCORDI String Quintet, integrated, in addition to the above musicians, with Marc Charpentier to the viola and Joanna Zagrodzka, violin, all holders of Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León (OSCYL).
Renowned composers as Nikolay Yordanov, Victor Hugo Ñopo, Roberto Fabbri, Uros Dojcinovic, Sandro Di Stefano, Sabino De Bari, Rodrigo Nefthalí and Marco Aurelio Alvírez, have dedicated their works.
Eduardo Pascual plays with Manuel CONTRERAS Guitars “25th Anniversary” (1995), Gabriel HERNÁNDEZ Jimenez (Paracho, Mexico), José Antonio LAGUNAR (Madrid, Spain), and Armin HANIKA (Germany), those who have especially dedicated their guitars, and has sponsored by Valenciana Strings, of the Veerkamp House, Mexico DF.
International recognition has led him to give concerts in more than 30 countries, including some of the most important concert halls and theaters in Europe, Canada, United States, Central and South America, having performed in Henry Purcell Room, London, UK; Council of Varna, High Music Academy of Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Muzeul Gheorghe Ionescu in Bucharest and Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania; Koszalin, Wroclaw, Grifyce… Poland; Jate Aula, Szeged, Hungary; Zamak Belimarkovic Vrnjacka Banja, Sabacki Muzej of Sabac, Serbia; Croatia; Montenegro; Sabanci Kültur Merkezi and Burc Cukurova, Adana, Turkey; Portugal, Austria; Switzerland; France; Ricardo Palma Cultural Center of Lima, Peru; Chapman University and Cal State Fullerton University, Orange County Guitar Circle, Salmon Hall, Hasinger Hall and Meng Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, USA; Seaton Room and Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA.
He has made 9 tours in Mexico, where he has performed among others, in Theatre Ocampo, Morelia, Theatre of Village, Paracho, Theatre of the Republic Museum of the Arts, Queretaro, Theatre of Santa Ana, San Miguel de Allende; City Theatre, Chihuahua; Temple of San Marcos (San Marcos National Fair), Aguascalientes; Veerkamp Auditorium, Mexico DF; Universities of Ixtlahuaca; University of BUAP (40th Anniversary), Puebla; House of Culture and Council of, Zapico; House of Culture (Procrea), Uruapan; Jalpan de la Sierra, Acuitzcio the Canje …
More than 35 out and about in Italy, where he has performed, among others, in the Auditorium Cesare Pollini, Francesco Cilea Auditorium, Teatro del Sale, Florence, in theaters and the Higher Academy of Music in Rome …, Savoca, Palazzo Nicolaci, Noto, Sicily, Palazzo Giulio Rospigliosi, Lamporecchio, Conservatoire of Music of Padova, Chiostro delle Lucrezie di Todi, Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Torre Annunziata, Pompei, Pescara, Chieti, Serramonacesca, Pianella, Avezzano, Gubbio, Cassino, Ceccano, Eboli … (Italy)
He has performed at the Andres Segovia Foundation, Linares, Jaén; House of Culture of Girona, Bergidum Theater in Ponferrada, León … and largely from Spain where he has recorded for several TV and Radio.
In July 2004, made a concert tour in Serbia and Montenegro and recorded a DVD with the ARCO String Quartet from Belgrade, within International Music Festival of Vrnjacka Banja. He has taken part in the recording of 6 CD’s with the concerts offered in the International Guitar Festival of Gubin, Poland; Picardie and Vendôme, France; Ramon Roteta, Spain; Lima, Peru and Morelia, Mexico.
He has gone in for several international festivals such as the London Guitar Festival and Bath International Guitar Festival in England; Vivace-Lima, Peru; Festival “Guitars Without Frontiers” in Chihuahua, Morelia International, Inter. Querétaro, 180th National Fair of San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Mexico; dell ‘Adriatico, Chieti, Pescara, Maiella in Musica, Legnano Music Festival, Cassino Guitar Festival, Avezzano Guitar Festival, Symposium Guitar Festival, Ceccano, Incontri Chitarristici Reggini, Reggio Calabria, Autunno Musicale, Cosenza, Incontri Musicali Eventi Culture Tourism, Savoca, Sicily, Italy …; Les Nuits Musicales de Cieux, Limoges, France; Guitarras del Mundo, Pieterlen, Suiza; Festival International de Guitare de Pontours-Lalinde, Guitares en Picardie, Festival de Guitare de Vendôme, France; Rust Guitar Festival, Austria; Szeged Guitar Festival, Hungary; International Guitar FEstival and Competition of BRNO, Czech Republic; Ramón Roteta, Irún; Andrés Segovia, Linares; Costa Brava, Girona, International Guitar of Ponferrada…, and largely from España.
Eduardo Pascual, Six Strings to Meet your Spirit.
Outstanding personalities from the world of Art & Culture have said of him:
“There is in the guitarist Eduardo Pascual a triple strand that develops in common and fed each other: an interpreter with an extensive international trajectory that investigates and disseminates a repertoire that covers all eras, including contemporary, the teacher involved, rigorous, who transmits to the student his passion for the music in general and particularly to the guitar, and finally, as organizer of festivals, concerts and courses. A sum that defines your personality as a great source of encouragement and artistic projection”
Diego Magdaleno Fernández,
National Music Award, Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of the Immaculate Conception.
“Eduardo Pascual is a great Concert Guitarist and Professor. His performances are absolutely wonderful, since he possess an extraordinary technic and a very high musical sensitivity. I hope work soon with him in several guitar concertos of my repertoire”
José Manuel Rosa,
composer and director of orchestra, Clerk of the European Court of Human Rights, Doctor of Laws.
“Eduardo Pascual is a great professional of the classical guitar and music in whole. As performer boasts a very refined sensibility and a spirit restless and enterprising as a teacher, and promoter and disseminator of classical guitar. Magnificent organizer of musical events, concerts, lectures, etc. internationally, Eduardo Pascual is a highly interesting figure for all professionals and institutions dedicated to the musical and cultural promotion”
José Antonio Ladrón,
designer, photographer, illustrator, singer …
“The repertoire of the guitarist Eduardo Pascual covers all styles, dominating each one perfectly”
Félix Ángel del Barrio,
violinist and director of orchestra.
“I had the pleasure of working with Eduardo Pascual and he is a fantastic guitarist, instructor and performer. Eduardo is also a kind person and very professional”
Composer, Independent Music Professional, Out Your Ear (ASCAP), Guitar and Band Instructor at School of Music and Art, New York, USA.