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Creative multidisciplinary guitarist from Barcelona, Pau Figueres does his own music as well as live and studio work with other artists and bands. Plays Spanish, electric, classical & steel string guitars, has a carefully worked and skilful multiple style technique and a deep musical versatility. He’s got a Degree in Classical Guitar.
Born in 1989. Pau is a guitarist who tackles music from multiple interpretative angles and concepts, understanding and studying the guitar as a transversal instrument. He plays varied musical genres and styles, always trying to produce high quality guitar sounds and creative ideas in every different musical situation he finds himself in. From classical music to modern jazz and pop, he feels great respect and admiration for each one of all these genres. His original compositions mirror his different approaches to the guitar and to music.
He started working as a live and studio guitarist at the early age of 16. Since then he has taken part in various recording sessions and has collaborated with artists really varied in terms of style and musical context. He has performed as a classical guitar soloist, as a soloist with an orchestra, in chamber music ensembles, in rock bands, backing singers (both solo and being in a band), in jazz, world music and pop bands, and many other types of ensembles. He has played with a large number of the most acclaimed musicians in Barcelona and has performed and recorded over different countries (UK, Spain, Germany, France, USA, Finland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg…). He has studied classical guitar since 8 years old and up to the Bachelor Degree, which he finished in 2011 at the Superior School for Music in Barcelona (ESMUC) under Zoran Dukia‘s guidance, one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time, getting the highest qualifications. Hence, his technique is carefully worked and skilful. In the classical guitar field has also studied with Vicenç Mayol, Laura Young, Àlex Garrobé and Feliu Gasull. In 2007 he won the Top Prize in the Professional Conservatory for Music of Badalona, in 2005 the First Prize in the Sant Anastasi Competition in Lleida and in 2009 he won both the Second Prize and the Audience Prize in the renowned classical guitar competition Certamen Llobet in Barcelona. As well as having received the best possible academic education, Pau has spent a lot of time learning from other musicians and as a result of painstakingly listening to music is highly selftaught in many aspects of his musicality. In the modern music field, he has studied jazz guitar with great guitarist Dani Pérez, taken jazz piano lessons from Joan Aymerich, studied the flamenco technique with Rafael Cañizares and Juan Manuel Cañizares and learnt jazz concepts from Horacio Fumero, Carme Canela, Gorka Benítez, Bob Reynolds, Andreu Zaragoza, Ben Monder, Jaume Llombart and Wayne Krantz, among others. His technique is a mixture of the Classical and the Flamenco techniques, also embracing the American fingerpicking style, playing with a pick and playing slide guitar. He has a deep knowledge of the guitar as an instrument and of the art of making it sound.