Bourgie Hall presents

Pablo Márquez

Praised for his musical intelligence and remarkable technique, this Argentinian guitarist performs exceptional works from the Spanish repertoire for his instrument, alternating  between melancholy and joy.

A pioneer in daring repertoires, exploring as successfully early works as the rich literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, or the folk music of northwestern Argentina, land of his birth, Pablo Márquez is one of today’s most sensitive interpreters and talented guitarists. His musical intelligence and peerless technical skills make him a creator much sought after by living composers.

Pablo Márquez studied guitar in Argentina with Jorge Martínez Zárate and Eduardo Fernández. At the age of twenty he unanimously won the Villa-Lobos competition in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Concours de Radio France in Paris, the most prestigious guitar competition of that time. A complete musician, he studied conducting with Rodolfo Fischer and Peter Eötvös, and followed the teachings of the legendary pianist György Sebök, who would deeply mark his artistic development.

His career flourished in more than 40 countries, being acclaimed in the most beautiful halls (Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg…), in major festivals (Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Ultraschall in Berlin, Musica in Strasbourg, San Sebastián…), both in recital and in partnership with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Dino Saluzzi, María Cristina Kiehr, Rosamunde Quartett, Anne Gastinel, Mario Caroli. He appears as a soloist with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia and the Orquesta de Valencia.

He worked in collaboration with the greatest composers of our time, such as Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel and György Kurtág. On the occasion of Berio’s 70th birthday, Pierre Boulez invited him to perform the Italian composer’s Sequenza XI, a work of which he has become the favoured interpreter. The New Music being at the center of his priorities, he has prompted no less than thirty works by composers such as Zad Moultaka, Martin Matalon, Fuminori Tanada, Oscar Strasnoy, Javier Torres Maldonado, Ramón Lazkano or Arthur Kampela.

Pablo Márquez is not only a sought-after virtuoso, but also a highly demanded teacher. His class at the Musik-Akademie in Basel is one of the most respected in the world and he gives master-classes all around the world. He received the Konex Prize in Buenos Aires in recognition of his entire career.

SOR Six arias from The Magic Flute, Op. 19
PONCE Prelude, Variations and Fugue on Folias de España


Leyenda catalana
Canción de Leonardo

LÓPEZ CHAVARRI Sonata No. 2 in D minor

Thursday May 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
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