Argentinean guitarist Pablo Márquez is considered today as one of the most accomplished and versatile virtuosi of his instrument.
An outstanding interpreter of contemporary music, who collaborates regularly with groups such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Pablo Márquez is equally at home in the Argentine traditional music, as well as with the classical repertoire from the Renaissance to the present days.
Among Márquez’ musical partners are bandoneonist Dino Saluzzi and his family group, cellists Anne Gastinel and Anja Lechner, flutist Mario Caroli, the Rosamunde Quartett, as well as the Ensemble AlmaViva, founded by Márquez himself, which champions the Latin-american chamber music repertoire. His continuous commitment to contemporary music has led to several first performances and to close collaborations with composers such as Luciano Berio, György Kurtág and Mauricio Kagel.
He plays in the most important musical centers and festivals like Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Toranomon Hall in Tokyo, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Herkulessaal in Munich, Festival Ultraschall in Berlin, Aix-en-Provence Festival, International Festival in Macao, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián…
His recordings for ECM New Series, Kairos and Naïve has been awarded with the Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, the Amadeus Prize, the RTL Classique d’Or, and were nominated as best Early Music recording of 2007 by the Neue Musik Zeitung (Narváez), and Best Classical Recording of the Year by Readings in Australia (Narváez).
Pablo Márquez is currently teaching guitar at the Basel Musik-Akademie.
The quality of this recording owes equally to the pieces as well as to the performer, who clearly shows he masters to perfection his technique and his musical ideas. Could he become one of the biggest names of our instrument? Is he already one of them? You judge.
Les Cahiers de la Guitare, Bruno Bianco
What most impresses about Márquez’s playing is a sweatness of tone that recalls the use of the flesh against gut courses, a relatively free approach to phrasing and a seemingly effortless technique.
Gramophone, Willian Yeoman
Pablo Márquez is one of the most important performers of new music today. That is one of the reasons to choose modern, elegant feel, simplicity and bright colors with dominating white and grey for the design of his website.
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