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 been taught by Yehuda Gilad, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Johannes Peitz, Enrique Pérez Piquer, Arno Piters, Pablo Barragán, José Luis Estellés, Sergio Pires, Vicente Alberola, Davide Lattuada, and Calogero Palermo. Also, chamber music by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Marta Gulyas, Ralf Gothoni and Pirmin Grehl, among others.

He has won first prize in the Chieti Classica International competition (Italy), first prize in the International Artist competition in Vienna (Austria), third prize in the Intercentros Melómano Profesional competition, first prize for woodwind and instrumental groups in the Euskadi Young Musicians competition, first prize in Verão Clássico in Lisbon (Portugal) and was awarded first prize in the XIII Concurso Internacional Peregrinos Musicales de 2023. Additionally, he has recently received the second award at the 2024 Sociedad de Conciertos de Alicante-Oftalvist National Performing Competition.

He has performed as a soloist with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Kiev Virtuosi String Orchestra, Banda Municipal de Música de Vitoria and Orquesta Metropolitana de Madrid at the Auditorio Nacional.
As first clarinet of the Euregio Orchestra Academy and the Hundisburg Castle Orchestra, he has given concerts in Germany and Holland. He has also participated in the Euregio Musik Festival in Germany, AIMS Festival in Solsona, Festival Peregrinos Musicales, 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 a student of the School, he has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Juanjo Mena and Péter Csaba, and of the Sinfonietta, conducted by Zsolt Nagy. He has been part of the EY Ricercata Quintet. He is currently a member of the Kegelstatt Trio and of the O Globo Quintet.