Cello Masterclass

Asier Polo

9/13 July Sign up now


Registration fee: € 125
Participation fee:€ 300


The payment of the attendance fee can be made by bank transfer, indicating the name of the student and the chosen course, or on site at the Festival Secretariat on the first day of arrival (checks or credit cards are not accepted).

You can participate in the course remotely thanks to the professional virtual classrooms of uwMeeting


Asier Polo studied in Cologne and Basel with Maria Kliegel and Ivan Monighetti. As a solist he has performed among others, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony, Danish National Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionalle della RAI, Dresdner Philharmonie, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Philharmonic, Bergen Filharmoniske, Israel Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Orquesta Nacional de México, Orquesta Sinfónica de Sao Paulo, Louisiana Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of John Axelrod, Pinchas Steinberg, Christian Badea, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Günther Herbig, Juanjo Mena, Antoni Wit and Anne Manson.

He has played at diferent festivals, such as those held in Schleswig-Holstein, Nantes,  Biennale di Venezia, Lisbon, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Morelia (Mexico) or  Granada. Playing with other musicians like Nicolás Chumachenco, Sol Gabetta, Isabelle van Keulen,  Eldar Nebolsin, Cuarteto Janácek, Cuarteto Casals or Alfredo Kraus.

He is devoted to contemporary music, especially from his native country. He has recorded 17 discs playing some of the major Spanish Cello Concertos, many of them dedicated to him.

In recognition of his work, he has received the National Music Award by the Ministry of Culture of Spain (2019).

Regularly invited to be on the jury of several international competitions, and frequent masterclasses in different countries.  He is currently professor at the Music University of the Conservatorio di Lugano (Switzerland).

Asier Polo plays a Francesco Ruggeri cello (Cremona, 1689) thanks to the Foundation Banco Santander.

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