Born in 1988 in Barcelona, Pau Codina has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in many prestigious venues throughout Europe, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Flagey and Bozar in Brussels, Pau Casals Auditorium, L’Auditori de Barcelona, and Palau de la Música Catalana. As a soloist, he has appeared with such distinguished orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liege under the baton of Christian Arming – with whom he has recorded Saint-Saens’ Suite Op.16 for cello and orchestra for Fuga Libera label,Franz Schubert Philharmonia under the baton of Salvador Mas – with whom he has recorded Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie, the RTVE Orchestra in Madrid, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest and the Andorra Chamber Orchestra. Pau Codina has garnered great critical acclaim for his debut solo album, Landscapes, released under the Seed Music label.
Prize winner in several competitions, Codina has been awarded the International Guilhermina Suggia Award, the Kronberg Cello Festival Schlosskonzert Prize, the First Prize in the Concurso Permanente de Jeunesses Musicales Spain, the Third Prize and Critic’s Award in the Primer Palau Competition in Barcelona.
Pau Codina started his cello studies at the age of five. He is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and Belgium’s Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, where he studied with Louise Hopkins and Gary Hoffman. He has recently become a member of the Esbjerg Ensemble, Oculi Ensemble and Trio Fortuny.