Pablo Zapico, early plucked string instruments

Pablo Zapico is a renowned performer in the field of Early Music, a specialist in theorbo, archlute and baroque guitar. He concluded his higher studies in plucked string instruments with the highest qualification at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and was unanimously congratulated by the jury upon completion of his master’s degree in Musicology, musical education and interpretation of Early Music by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2012.

Along with his brothers Aarón Zapico and Daniel Zapico, he is a co-founding member of the prestigious baroque group Forma Antiqva, recognized by critics as one of the most valued on the current scene. Regardless, he maintains an intense activity as a soloist and collaborator of the most important European groups and orchestras, thus participating in all the festivals of the peninsula and performing concerts all over the world.

He has recorded more than thirty albums for labels such as Arsis, Vanitas, Alpha or Winter & Winter, of which he is an exclusive artist.

He currently combines his career as an interpreter with teaching, being a professor at the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears and at the Superior Musical Arts Center in Madrid. In addition, he regularly publishes in the journals of the Sociedad de la Vihuela and the Lute Society of America.

Pablo Zapico has been awarded the RTPA Group of the Year 2010 award, the 2012 Serondaya Award for Cultural Innovation, the GEMA Best Baroque Music Group 2018 award and the Cum Laude European Forum Gold Medal 2019; among other recognitions.

In June 2021, he was awarded the prestigious Leonardo Scholarship for researchers and creators from the BBVA Foundation for the Recording of unpublished tonadillas from ‘La Caramba’ with Forma Antiqva.

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