Pedro Gandía Martin
Violinist Pedro Gandía Martín performs worldwide as a soloist and ensemble member. He is a member of the trio Passamezzo Antico and artistic director of the Baroque Orchestra of Seville. He is on faculty at the Musikene (the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country) in San Sebastián, and is also teaching historical music courses at the University of Salamanca and Aracena.
Gandía did his violin studies with Félix Ayo, Z. Rutkowski, and Jan Hulst in Bilbao and Rotterdam. He has also worked extensively with and under the direction of renowned early music specialists such as Barry Sargent, Monica Huggett, Enrico Gatti, Jaap Schröder, Andrew Manze, François Fernandez, Marc Minkowski, Roy Goodman, Sigiswald Kuijken, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Harry Christophers, Fabio Bonizzoni, and Wim ten Have.
An active performer, Gandía has played in the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls with groups such as Passamezzo Antico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Leipzig’s Chürsasische Capelle, Café Zimmermann, Baroque Orchestra of Seville, Baroque Orchestra of Salamanca, and Al Ayre Español. Under his direction, the Baroque Orchestra of Salamanca has presented several programs focused on cantatas of Bach and Handel, concerti grossi of Corelli, Hellendal, and Handel, and baroque suites of Locke, Purcell, Telemann, and Conti.
He has recorded extensively for labels including Arsis, Columns Classics, Warner-Erato, ONA Digital, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Alma Musik, Archiv Produktion, Harmonia Mundi, as well as for the BBC, Radio France, Polish and Danish Radio, RNE, and Radio Euskadi.