“Pablo Galdo is an exceptional pianist of great technique, with the musicality of a real artist, that additionaly has the capacity to communicate to the audience with great facility, which makes him a complete pianist” (Tamás vásáry, 2018)
He was born in Ferrol (La Coruña). He studied at the “Vigo Superior Conservatoire” ,where he graduated with special distinction and extraordinary prize, at the “University de Alcalá de Henares”, at the “Zoltán Kodály Institute”, at the “Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest” ,at the “Mozarteum University in Salzburg”, where he obtained his Postgraduate Diplom, and at the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow” (Russia) . His professor included Nicasio Gradaille, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, András kemenes, Imre Rohmann and Elisso Wirssaladze.
Besides he has received classes and advices from many renowned and prestigious international masters, including Alicia de Larrocha, Zoltán Kocsis , Tamás Vasáry, Dimitri Bashkirov, Várjon Dénes, Heinz Kämmerling,, Marta Gulyás, Haewon Song, and Almudena Cano, among others.
He has performed in more than 40 countries: France, Greece, Portugal, Costa Rica, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, Iceland, China, South Korea, Russia, Slovenia, Australia, Ucraine, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Oman, Kuwait, Italy, Kazakhstan, Azerbajan, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, Lebanon, Republic of Iran, Lithuania, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. He has performed with different orchestras in Spain, Hungary, Germany and Austria, and he has been finalist and awarded in various piano competitions.
He has represented Spain abroad on numerous occasions, being invited to inaugurate the “Aula Cervantes Reykjavik”, performing for the President of Iceland, performing within the “Spanish Language Week” in Slovenia, to celebrate the National Day of Spain in Hungary, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Kazakhstan, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of new relations between Spain and Russia.
He has played 4 hands and 2 pianos with pianists as Martha Argerich (2019), Zoltán Kocsis, Stephen kovacevich, Lilya Zilberstein, Tamás Vásáry, Cyprien Katsaris, Jorge Luis Prats, Imre Rohmann, Sergio Tiempo or András kemenes, and with cellist Asier Polo or violist Rocío Gomez, among others.
Also he was selected to participate in concert cycles and festivals such as ¨Jeneusses Musicales” (97.98), “Teresa Berganza Association”(99), “Young talents of Budapest in the Buda Castle” (01) “Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation” (04) and the “Juan March Foundation” (07), Izmir festival (2018), Kharkiv musical Assemblies (2018), Costa Rica Piano Festival (2019)…among others.
He has currently recorded a DVD, produced by IRIS, of works by Albéniz, Liszt and Rachmaninoff, a CD produced by MANS with works of Bach, Chopin and Liszt, and other CD produced by the same discography with works of Albéniz. He has also recorded for the Spanish Television, Galician Television and Hungarian Radio. The composer Saúl Chapela has dedicated to him his piano work “22 variations on two cells”.
Pablo Galdo has given master classes at the ¨Tchaikovsky Conservatory“ in Moskow, “ Frederick Chopin University” in Warsaw, “Academy of Arts of Iceland”, “Buchmann-Mehta school” in Israel, “Istanbul State Conservatory”, “Tbilisi State Conservatory”, “Music academy of Baku”, at the “Baremboim-Said Foundation” in Palestine, at the the “National Conservatory of Jordan”, “National Conservatory of Lebanon”, “Verona Conservatory of music”, at the “Academy of Music and Theater of Vilnius” (Lithuania), “Yahsar University in Izmir” (Turkey), “Macedonian University in Thesalonika” (Greece), “National Music Academy of Estonia”, “Sydney Conservatory of music”, “National University of Kazakhstan”, “Costa Rica national University”, “Superior School of Music of Neuquén” (Argentine) , and in different Music Institutions across Spain. He was teaching since 2013, masterclasses at the International Music Academy “Forum Musikae” in Madrid. And recently at International Piano Festival in Costa Rica. He is jury member in several international competitions (Spain, China, Costa Rica, Norway, Lithuania). Among his students are prize winners of national and international competitions.
He is the new artistic director, since January 2016, of the Galician Classical Music Association, founder of “Vigo international music Festival” and artistic director and president jury at international Vigo competition “City of Vigo”. Recently he was awarded with the “Gregorio Baudot prize” to his artistic career, silver medal at the Global music awards to the category of classical pianist and instrumentist (years 2017 and 2018), and with the Gold badge of his city of birth in January 2018.
He currently combines his concert activity with his position as piano professor at the “Superior Conservatory of Music in A Coruña” (Galicia, Spain), and at the “Alfonso X the Wise University” in Madrid.