The violinist, composer and orchestra conductor Pablo Martos stands out, since the beginning of his career, for condensing in each of his activities different facets, all of them with technical and artistic excellence.
Since Daniel Barenboim stated that: “In addition to being a talented violinist, he is an intelligent musician with great potential”, Pablo Martos has established himself as one of the most relevant musicians of our time.
Trained in Germany and Austria, he graduated as a violin soloist at the Hochschule für Musik in Rostock with Axel Wilczok, later specializing in baroque stylistics at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Reinhard Goebel. He has also received training from Henryk Kowalski at Indiana University and Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
As a member since the creation of the West-Eastern-Divan conducted by Daniel Barenboim, he has toured Europe, America and the Middle East. As a result of this link with the Maestro’s projects, he has participated in programs as a soloist and given masterclasses in the Middle East.
His creative spirit has led him to promote different projects such as the foundation of the Garnati Ensemble, an open formation in which top level instrumentalists have participated in festivals and halls around the world. It is worth mentioning his recording work for Sony Classical Playing Goldberg together with his brother Alberto Martos and the violist Yuval Gotlibovich, a version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for string trio that has been released by the prestigious company The Music Sales Group. As a result of his solidarity actions together with the Garnati Ensemble, he performed at the UN headquarters in New York, on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day.
His appearances in the media are frequent, highlighting the premiere of Conrado del Campo’s Trios with the Garnati Ensemble (RNE) and his composition of the Folias de España (TVE). The documentary The Healing Notes, starring his brother Alberto Martos, produced by Mercedes Milá and directed by Amparo Mendo, has been one of his most relevant initiatives to bring classical music to the most disadvantaged audiences. All these altruistic projects led him to receive the Andalusian Youth Award for Solidarity.
Andalusia to Solidarity 2013.
As a performer, Pablo Martos has premiered and has been the dedicatee of works such as: Ciudadano Sombra by Ramón Paus, A Take On Sephardic Time and Woman at a window by Jose Luis Greco or the trio La Catedral de Guadix by Enrique Rueda. His latest recording for Sony Classical with the violin concertos by J. Haydn with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Antoni Ros Marbà conducting, which has been a great success with critics (Melómano de Oro).
As a composer, Pablo Martos has published works of special originality among which stand out works such as Las Folías de España (broadcasted by TVE), L’Annonce faite à Marie for violin and piano, or No basta la palabra. More recently, his compositions for television stand out, as well as the soundtrack for the feature film Mía y Moi by director Borja de la Vega.
As a conductor, Pablo Martos has trained with great masters such as Ros Marbá (Orquesta del Vallés). His experience as a member of Daniel Barenboim’s orchestra was decisive. He had the privilege of learning in his lessons the art of conducting. In addition, he has been concertmaster in numerous productions of orchestras such as the Orquesta Barroca de Granada or the Berliner Operngruppe.
Pablo Martos holds a PhD in Heritage from the University of Jaén, is a Professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Granada and Artistic Director of the Camerata Garnati, his latest major project.
Sara Ruano 2021.
One way to get to know Pablo Martos Lozano better is to read what some musicians and journalists have said about him; besides being a talented violinist, he is an intelligent musician with great potential.
His magnificent technique rivals the varied subtleties of a musical discourse guided by a great artistic temperament that always produces an authentic expressive impact.
His technique and sensitivity are unsurpassed. And perhaps most importantly for me as a composer, in working with him, he has been sensitive to my musical intentions without me having to explain anything to him.
Jose Luis Greco
The sound of Pablo Martos is situated just at the moment when a spring sun begins to melt the snows of the high peaks. Pablo has a warm and close timbre, not exempt of the elegance that confers him a certain monastic austerity, that of our inner winters.
This Playing Goldberg by the Garnati Ensemble (with Pablo Martos) is one of those wonders to listen to in the middle of those afternoons when you think the world is falling down on you. The string trio performance of Bach’s keyboard masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations, suspends time and also restores the mood.
Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, El País Semanal, 9.12.2012.
…dragged without remedy to the vertigo of expressively inexhaustible musical versions, which open to the limit the sensibility of those who unfold them and those who receive them.
Juan Ángel Vela del Campo. El País, 19.2.2013.