Flamenco * Iberian special

Day 1 Wednesday 22|02

Pablo Rodríguez

With one foot in Spain and the other in the Netherlands, Canarian violinist Pablo Rodríguez is part of a new and exciting generation of string players who offer a unique sound enriched by jazz, flamenco, classical music and various other world music influences. This stylistic miscegenation fuels his curiosity to expand the musical possibilities of this historic instrument, re-imagining it in the form of a guitar, electric bass or percussion instrument using playing techniques that he has developed for himself.

In his career as an artist, Pablo has performed in numerous prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe, Brazil and Turkey, sharing the stage with a variety of artists such as Jorge Pardo, Tim Kliphuis, Trio Da Kali, Jose Manuel León, Lilian Vieira, Oene van Geel, Carles Benavent, Kike Perdomo, Javier Infante and Domingo “El Colorao”, among others. Likewise, he was awarded the Best Soloist Award in the 2019 edition of the Canaries Jazz Showroom.

Pablo currently combines his activities in music with numerous projects and recordings in Europe. He is a founding member of the Dutch North Sea String Quartet, and forms a duo with the Cuban pianist Humberto Ríos – with whom he recently released his first album  Conversaciones. He is also a member of the Dutch jazz collective Amsterdam Orkest (AM.OK), led by Dutch composer Tijn Wybenga. Pablo sporadically teaches improvisation workshops for classical strings, and he promotes the Academy for Improvising Strings every year, together with the renowned Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis.

photo © Pep Pérez