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Friday, September 15, 2023, 10.00 am
For the Future

Ticket prices

200 Kč


Those interested in active participation can apply by sending a CV (max. 900 characters) to the email address no later than by 31 July 2023. The age limit for participants is 25.

Public masterclasses are yet another way that the Academy of Classical Music at the Dvořák Prague Festival is working to promote the education of musicians. As an auxiliary programme in the series For the Future, it gives young musicians the chance to play before exceptional artists and to consult on their views on the interpretation of a work with performers who have invaluable experience on the world’s great stages. A masterclass is a unique opportunity for the public to witness the final phase of preparing an interpretation. Rather than a usual lesson, it is an exchange of artistic opinions. It gives an exciting insight into the final phase of a young artist’s preparation before the moment when her or she appears in the concert arena with a finished interpretive conception in order to share an artistic opinion with the public.

Pablo Ferrández will be guiding young cellists through the world of selected music works on 15 Sept. 2023 at 10 a.m. at the Martinů Hall.

You can buy tickets to a masterclass here (click on the button here) for CZK 200. Ticket prices are reduced by 50% for students at elementary schools of the arts, conservatoires, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and students at other schools of the arts. To get the discount code, please contact us at

  • Dress code: casual
  • End of concert: 1 pm


Pablo Ferrández

“Pablo Ferrández is truly extraordinary... he produces a wonderful sound with a very gentle vibrato, both his left and right hands are unerring, and he is a true musician.”
Anne-Sophie Mutter

“Pop-idol magnetism, superb technique and exhilarating musicality reveal a sure star in the making.”
Los Angeles Times

“In Pablo Ferrández, Spain is introducing a new genius of the cello.”
Le Figaro

Pablo Ferrández is a laureate of the 15th Tchaikovsky Competition and a SONY Classical exclusive artist. He has been called a “new genius of the cello” (Le Figaro). He is a captivating artist who “has it all: technique, soul, the charisma of a soloist, expression, and charm” (El Pais).

In March 2021 on the SONY Classical label, he issued his debut album Reflections, which has been highly acclaimed by critics and earned him the 2021 Opus Klassik Award in the Young Artist of the Year category. In the autumn of 2022, he will be issuing his second album with Brahms’s Double Concerto recorded in collaboration with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Czech Philharmonic led by Manfred Honeck, and with Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio playing alongside Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis.

His most important recent appearances include concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Israel Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, as well as residencies with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, the Tenerife Symphony, and the Orquesta de Valencia.

In the 2022/23 season, he will be returning to the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and he is making his Salzburg Festival debut with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is also touring Europe with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the London Philharmonic and will be in Spain with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra led by Elim Chan. He will appear again with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra led by Daniele Gatti, the Konzerthaus Orchestra led by Andris Poga, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with conductor Kwamé Ryan. Debuts are also coming with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala and conductor Riccardo Chailly, the Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko, the Tonkunstler Orchestra led by Robert Trevin, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Lina Gonzalez-Granados, and the NDR Elbephilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Erina Yashima.

Ferrández is scheduled to appear in recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Palau de la Música Catalana, and the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao and at the Schloss-Elmau and Sion festivals. He will also be an artist-in-residence of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist and chamber music player, he frequently collaborates with artists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Janine Jansen, Vadim Repin, Martha Argerich, Denis Kozhukhin, Gidon Kremer, Yuja Wang, Nikolai Lugansky, Beatrice Rana, Maxim Rysanov, Alice Sara Ott, Elena Bashkirova, Luis del Valle, and Sara Ferrández.

Pablo Ferrández was born in 1991 in Madrid to a musical family. At age 13 he entered the prestigious Reina Sofía School of Music, where he studied under Natalia Shakhovskaya. He later completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy under Frans Helmerson and won a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. He plays the Lord Aylesford Stradivarius (1696) on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, and the Archinto Stradivarius (1689) on a lifetime loan through the generosity of the Stretton Society.

Pablo Ferrández - cello

Bohuslav Martinů Hall

The Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall is part of the historic Lichtenstein Palace, which is located directly opposite St Nicholas’s Church at the upper end of Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square). With capacity for an audience of 200, it is used primarily for more intimate cultural events and for graduation recitals. Since 1993, the Lichtenstein Palace has been the site of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.