1. M. Prohaska: Adieu
2. R. Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
3. B. Bartok: Divertimento
Alfredo Ferre Martinez, cello
His powerful sound, the extraordinary capacity to deal with different and varied programs and the humility with which he faces his career, make from Alfredo a leading figure among the most outstanding current young musicians.
He has performed in stages as the National Hall of Spain, the Royal Theater in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Palau dels Arts, ADDA in Alicante, National Hall in Zagreb (Vatroslav Lisinski) or National Hall in Dominican Republic (Carlos Piantini), and he has participated in festivals as Kronberg Academy in Germany, Encuentro de música de Santander or “Conques, La lumiere du Roman”, in France.
Alfredo has been conducted by Zubin Mehta, Günter Pichler, Juanjo Mena, Gordan Nikolic or Pablo González, and he has performed some of the most important cello concertos with the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Queen Sofia Academy Orchestra, Elche Symphonic Orchestra, or the Juan Pablo Duarte Orchestra in Santo Domingo, among others.
Among his national and international prizes, stands out the first prize and four special awards in the International Antonio Janigro cello competition, in Zagreb.
His next projects include performances as soloist with the Málaga philharmonic orchestra, the Croatian Radio symphonic orchestra, the Lüneburger Bachorchester and the Varazdin chamber orchestra, as well as recitals in Botin Foundation, Juan March Foundation, Madrid, and in Basel. He has been selected to take part in the Verbier Festival this summer.
Alfredo started his studies with Francisco Pastor, Rafal Jeziersky and María Casado, before being accepted in the Queen Sofía Music School, in the class of Natalia Shakhovskaya and Michal Dmochowsky, and later, of Ivan Monighetti. In 2015 he received from her Majesty the Queen Sofia the prize to the most outstanding student of the cello class. He is currently studying a Master performance in the Basel Musik-Akademie with Ivan Monighetti and Sol Gabetta. He has also taken Masterclasses from cellist as Franz Helmerson, Truls Mork, Julius Berger, Gary Hoffman, Jerome Pernoo, Jens Peter Maintz or Natalia Gutman.
Alfredo plays a Stefano Scarampella (Mantua, 1905), courtesy of the Foundation Boubo-Music.