"A guitarist of rare sensitivity, nuance and musicality." - JoAnn Falletta
Hailed as ‘phenomenal’ by the General-Anzeiger newspaper in Bonn, Germany, Mexican guitarist Pablo Garibay has established himself as a leading force on the international classical guitar scene, with his pioneering interpretations of well-known classics and impressive performances of lesser-known masterpieces.
An eminent performer of the great guitar concertos, Pablo Garibay is particularly known for his interpretations of Latin American music. As a concerto soloist, Pablo Garibay made his professional debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de Mexico. Recent performances have included appearances with the OFUNAM, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, New Britain Symphony, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes, Orquesta Filarmónica de Acapulco, Orquesta Cuidad de Almeria, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Niedersächsisches Sinfonieorchester, and South African Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Pablo Garibay has appeared at major international festivals throughout Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States.
A winner of no fewer than 16 international prizes, including 1st prize at the prestigious International Francisco Tárrega Competition, Manuel Ponce International Guitar Competition, René Bartoli Competition, JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, and International Guitar Competition Aachen. Pablo Garibay studied with Juan Carlos Laguna and Iván Rísquez at the Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México, Thomas Müller-Pering at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, and Paolo Pegoraro and Giampaolo Bandini at the Festival Internazionale Parma.
Described as ‘exceptional in every regard’ by Norbert Kraft, A&R Executive – Naxos records, Pablo Garibay is no stranger to the recording studio, having recently released recordings of music by Scarlatti, Ravel, and Ponce with the NAXOS, Urtext, and Fleur de son classics labels. He is currently beholder of the FONCA scholarship to make premieres of pieces by Mexican composer Hebert Vázquez. He is represented by Aranjuez Artistic Services.