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Pablo Fernández

Teacher, Tuba

Pablo Fernández is the Principal Tuba of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) since 1994, Professor of Tuba, Euphonium, Specific Instrumental Repertoire and Chamber Music at the Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC) since 2001 and founding member of the Spanish Tuba Quartet (STQ). He also works frequently as a visiting professor, giving lectures and recitals throughout Europe.

He has given numerous concerts around the world, touring in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Romania, the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Croatia, Slovenia, Denmark, Japan and China; performing in renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall (New York), The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Musikverein (Vienna) or the Royal Albert Hall (London). In April 2001 he premiered the “Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra” by the composer Pere Josep Puértolas, during the season 2000-01 of the Barcelona Symphony Orquestra, under the direction of its principal conductor, Lawrence Foster.

Pablo Fernández also performed with other orchestras like the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symfoniorkestert, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Bordeaux-Aquitaine among others; as well as with renowned conductors and soloists such as Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Joshua Bell, Montserrat Caballé, Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Dmitri Kitajenko, Gidon Kremer, Misha Maisky, Shlomo Mintz, Eva Pwodles, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Slatkin, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Pinchas Zukerman and many others.

During the International Conference ITEC 2012, held at the “Brucknerhaus” in Linz (Austria), he was part of the jury of the International Tuba Competition. In July 2014 he was the host of the “AETYB Festival Barcelona 2014″, the first national meeting in the history of the tuba and euphonium in Spain, organized by the Spanish Association of Tubas and Euphoniums (AETYB). In November 2016 he was part of the jury of the International Tuba Competition “Città di Porcia” (Italy), and in May 2019 he was part of the jury of the International Tuba Competition held at the University of Iowa (USA) within the ITEC 2019 International Conference.

Since 2010 Pablo Fernández is a Miraphone performing artist. He plays on a Miraphone F Tuba 481 “Elektra”.