Pablo López Ortega

Pablo López Ortega

Born in Vitoria, Spain, in 2004. Since 2022, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Clarinet Chair with professor Pascal Moraguès. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He began his clarinet studies at the Jesús Guridi Conservatory at the age of eight, with professor Puy Asurmendi and now furthers them with Patxi Divar, completing his studies with chamber music, piano and orchestra with the highest qualifications.

He has attended masterclasses by Yehuda Gilad, Enrique Perez Piquer, Arno Piters, Jose Luis Estellés, Vitor Matos, Massimo Mazzone, Josep Fuster, Isaac Rodríguez, Sergio Pires, Carlos Casadó, Josep Sancho, Efrén Ramos, Hans Cobels Harmen de Boer, Ralf Gothóni, Pirmin Grehl, and Heinz Holliger, amongst others.

In 2021, he was awarded third prize at the Intercentros Melómano Professional Competition, as well as first woodwind prize and first prize of music ensembles at the Euskadi Young Musicians Competition. In 2022 he was granted first prize at Verão Clássico, Lisbon.

He has also taken part in the Euregio Musik Festival in Germany, AIMS Festival in Solsona, Xacobeo Clarinet Fest in Galicia, and in Vitoria, the “Ciclo de Cámara del Principal”, “Martes Musicales”, “Eresia Orkestra de EITB 2021” and the radio programme “Ondas de Jazz”.

As principal clarinet in the Euregio Orchestra Academy, he has performed concerts in Germany and the Netherlands under the baton of Peter Bogaert. In 2022 he performed as a soloist with the Banda Municipal de Música de Vitoria.

As a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and of the Sinfonietta, conducted by Zsolt Nagy. He is currently a member of the EY Ricercata Quintet and the Kegelstatt Trio.