PAU CODINA MASFERRER
Pau Codina Masferrer
Cello | From Spain
Born in 1988 in Barcelona, Pau Codina Started his cello studies at the age of 5 with Eulàlia Subirà. He is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth. Where he studied with Louise Hopkins and Gary Hoffman.
He has performed extensively throughout Europe and in many prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Pau Casals Auditorium, L’Auditori de Barcelona and the Palau de la Musica Catalana Concert Hall in Barcelona both as a soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Andorra Chamber Orchestra, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, the Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie, the RTVE Orchestra in Madrid and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. He also recorded Saint-Saens Suite op.16 for cello and orchestra with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liege and conductor Christian Arming under the label Fuga Libera.
Pau is a member of the Oculi Ensemble, the Fortuny Piano Trio and the Esbjerg Ensemble.
Away from the concert platform, Pau has won several competitions and awards, such as the MBF’s Guilhermina Suggia award, the Kronberg Cello Festival Schlosskonzert prize, both third prize as well as the Critique’s award in the Primer Palau Competition in Barcelona, and the first prize in the Concurso Permanente competition of Jeunesses Musicales of Spain