“Pablo Galdo is an excellent musician and a brilliant pianist, with whom I shared the stage. In addition to his pianistic capacity, I highlight his great musical intuition (Martha Argerich, 2020)
“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)
Pablo Galdo was born in Ferrol (La Coruña). He studied at the “Conservatorio Superior de Vigo”, where he graduated with honours and “Extraordinary Prize”, at the “University of Alcalá de Henares”, “Zoltán Kodály Institute of Kecskemét”, “F. Liszt Academy of Budapest”, “Mozarteum University of Salzburg”, where he obtained his Postgraduate Diploma, and at the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow”. His teachers have included Nicasio Gradaille, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, András Kemenes, Imre Rohmann and Elisso Wirssaladze.
He has also received classes and advice from masters such as Alicia de Larrocha, Zoltán Kocsis, Tamás Vasáry, Dimitri Bashkirov, Várjon Denes, Heinz Kämmerling, Marta Gulyás, Haewon Song, or Almudena Cano, among others.
He has received scholarships from the Hungarian Ministry, the Ministry of Asuntos Exteriores, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, the CaixaGalicia Foundation and the AIE Association.
He has given concerts in more than 40 countries: France, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Iceland, Australia, China, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Greece, Georgia, Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Republic of Iran, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. He has performed with orchestras in Hungary, Germany, Austria and Spain and has been a finalist and prize-winner in several piano competitions.
He has represented Spain abroad on various occasions, including the celebrations of the inauguration of the “Aula Cervantes of Reykjavik”, performing for the President of Iceland, to celebrate the “Week of the Spanish language” in Slovenia, to celebrate the national holiday of Spain in Hungary, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between Spain and Kazakhstan, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Spain and Russia.
He performed with 4 hands and 2 pianos with pianists like Martha Argerich, Zoltán Kocsis, Stephen Kovacevich, Lilya Zilberstein, Cyprien Katsaris, Tamás Vásáry, Jorge Luís Prats, Imre Rohmann, Sergio Tempo, András Kemenes, with cellist Asier Polo or violist Rocío Gómez, or baritone Luís Alberto Llaneza, among others.
He is selected in cycles of young performers and participates in various cycles and festivals such as “Juventudes musicales” “Asociación Teresa Berganza” (99), “Jóvenes talentos de Budapest en el castillo de Buda” “Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza”, “Fundación Juan March”, Izmir International Music Week, Járkov International Festival, Costa Rica International Festival, among others.
He has recorded a DVD for the IRIS production company with works by Albéniz, Liszt and Rachmaninoff and, for the MANS production company, a CD with works by Bach, Chopin and Liszt, and another with works by Albéniz. He also recorded for Televisión Española, Televisión de Galicia and the Hungarian Radio. The Spanish composer Saúl Chapela has dedicated his piano work “22 variations on two cells” to him.
He gave master classes at the “Tchaikovsky Moscow” Conservatory, the “Frederick Chopin University” Warsaw, the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the “Icelandic Academy of Arts”, the “Istanbul State Conservatory”, the “Vilnius Academy of Music and Theatre”, the “National Academy of Music and Theatre” Estonian Music”, at the ESMAE University in Porto, at the “Baku National Academy”, Sydney Conservatory, at the Baremboim-Said Foundation” of Palestine, at the “Buchmann-Mehta School” of Israel, at the “National University of Kazakhstan”, “National University of the Arts in Kharkov”, at the “National Conservatory of Jordan”, the “Lebanon National Conservatory” He has performed at the “Escuela Superior de Neuquén” (Argentina), at the “Conservatory of Verona”, at the “University of Kharkov”, at the “University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki”, at the “University of Yasar” in Izmir, and in several cities in Spain. He has been a guest professor for 7 years at the International Music Academy “Forum Musikae” and recently at the International Piano Festival of Costa Rica. He is also regularly invited to sit on the jury of international piano competitions (Costa Rica, Spain, China, Norway and Lithuania). Among his students there are several winners of national and international piano competitions.
He is the artistic director of the Galician Classical Music Association and founder and artistic director of the International Piano Competition “Ciudad de Vigo”. He is also the founder of the “Online Piano Masterclass”, a platform that offers students from all over the world the opportunity to take online lessons with some of the best piano teachers in the world. He was awarded the “Premio Gregorio Baudot de la Música”, the Gold Badge of his hometown, “Gallego del año 2020”, and has been awarded the silver medal at the Global Music Awards in 2017 and 2018, in 2 different categories (Best instrumentalist and classical pianist).
He currently combines his concert activity with his teaching position at the “Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio” in Madrid, at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska, and at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Coruña”.