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Pablo Sainz-Villegas


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Pablo Sainz-Villegas

Undoubtedly the most virtuoso guitarist of his generation, Pablo Sainz-Villegas has been acclaimed by the international press as the successor to Andrés Segovia and an ambassador of Spanish culture in the world. He is the first solo guitarist to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York since Maestro Andrés Segovia did so in 1983, the first guitarist to play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2001, and the first guitarist to perform with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the New Year's Eve Gala since 1983.

Since his debut with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, he has performed in over 40 countries and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and the Orquesta Nacional de España as well as in venues such as the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Wiener Musikverein, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, among many others of equal importance and reputation.

Highlights of his 2023-24 performance season include a tour of Colombia with the Orquesta Nacional de España, a New Year's concert with the Metropolitný Orchester Bratislava, his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra with Miguel Harth- Bedoya, among many others.

His most notable milestones include the Princess of Asturias Awards Concert and his participation in the Metropolitan Opera Gala last May at the Château de Versailles. His numerous performances at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, as well as concerts held in distinguished venues such as Grant Park in Chicago, the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, and the illustrious Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, have made him one of this generation’s most remarkable and prolific performers.

Winner of numerous awards and as a socially committed artist, he is the founder and driving force behind the non-profit association Strings in Common in the United States. He is also the creator and artistic director of the La Rioja Festival in Spain. As an exclusive artist for SONY Classical, he has released three albums. His latest project, The Blue Album was released in June 2023.

Pablo Sainz-Villegas was born in La Rioja, Spain, and has been living in the United States since 2001.

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Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

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Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva