BIOGRAPHY

Spanish violinist Pablo Rodríguez belongs to an exciting new generation of string players who broaden their horizons through jazz and different world music influences, exploring at the same time the violin's sonic possibilities with new and innovative playing techniques. He has performed at the most important jazz venues and festivals across Europe and has collaborated with many prestigious artists on the jazz, flamenco and world music scene.

Born in the island of La Palma (Canary Islands), he grew up in a wonderful family environment surrounded by music and painting. This artistic atmosphere encouraged him to start classical violin studies at the age of 6. It was at 13 that his vision of the violin changed forever when one of his sisters gave him a record by the legendary French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. From then on, he began to develop a self-taught apprenticeship in jazz in parallel to his classical training.

He continued his studies at the Professional Conservatory of Amaniel and the University of Codarts Rotterdam, where he completed his higher studies in classical violin and a master’s degree in Latin Jazz in 2014. During this period he has been taught by Andras Czifra, Gordan Nicolic and Alfredo García Serrano among others.

He has performed in numerous prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe, Brazil and Turkey, sharing the stage with renowned artists such as Jorge Pardo, Tim Kliphuis, Jose Manuel León, Lilian Vieira, Gordan Nikolić, Carles Benavent, Kike Perdomo and Domingo “El Colorao” among others. He has also been awarded the Best Soloist Award in the 2019 edition of the Canarias Jazz Showroom. 

Currently, and half foot in Belgium and other half in Holland, Pablo combines his musical activity with numerous projects and recordings. He is a member of the Dutch quartet North Sea String Quartet and forms a duo with Cuban pianist Humberto Ríos, with whom he released in 2019 his first album “Conversaciones”.

He teaches at the Academy of Improvising Strings founded by Tim Kliphuis and the North Sea String Quartet, aimed for classical string players and their teachers.