Praised as “the soul of the Spanish guitar”, he has become a worldwide sensation known as this generation’s great guitarist. Pablo Sáinz-Villegas has been acclaimed by the international press as the successor of Andrés Segovia and an ambassador of Spanish culture in the world. His “virtuosic playing characterized by irresistible exuberance” (The New York Times) make him one of the most acclaimed soloists by prestigious conductors, orchestras and festivals. He has appeared on some of the world’s most prominent stages including the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He has played in more than 40 countries and with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Orchestra of Spain.
Pablo’s 2019/20 season will include his debut solo recital at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and at the Heidelberg Festival. As a guest artist he has performances with the National Orchestra of Spain with Juanjo Mena, Antwerp Symphony with Elim Chan, NHK Symphony with Robert Spano, Indianapolis Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich with Alondra de la Parra, and as an Artist in Residence at the La Jolla Music Society.
Plácido Domingo hailed him as “the master of the guitar” from the beginning their multiple collaborations together. They most recently released “Volver”, a duo album with Sony Classical and their performances have taken place in unique stages around the world.
Billboard Magazine named him “the global ambassador of Spanish guitar” and as passionate promoter of the development of new repertoire, he has made numerous world premieres including the first composition for guitar by five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams.
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas thrives over a continuous search of innovative ways to inspire communities since he considers that “music is an ideal tool to humanize this world”. As a lifelong dreamer, educator and philanthropist he has reached more than 35,000 children and youth through his non-profit ‘The Music Without Borders Legacy’ and through his various Artist-In-Residence collaborations with orchestras and festivals