Daniel Zapico

Pablo Zapico

Aarón Zapico

Baroque guitar and archlute

Daniel Zapico was born in 1983 in Asturias (Spain). Since his early youth he has studied the field of Early Music, specializing in the theorbo in 1999. Along with Xavier Díaz-Latorre, he finished his High Studies with the maximum rating from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). In 2012 he earned the Master's degree in Musicology, Musical Education and Interpretation of Early Music from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) receiving unanimous praise of the court for his degree project about Robert de Visée.

As a founding member of the ensemble Forma Antiqva, he has played extensively in important festivals throughout Spain and in several concert tours in Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Serbia and Singapore, obtaining the acclaim of the audience and critics. He has recorded seven albums as a member of Forma AntiqvaBizarro!!, Ins ólito Estupor, Sopra Scarlatti, Amore x Amore, Concerto Zapico, The Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi, Opera Zapico and the recently released Crudo Amor, awarded with the best ratings in several influential music magazines like Scherzo and Pizzicato SupersonicForma Antiqva is currently the resident ensemble at the Auditorio Palacio de Congresos «Príncipe Felipe» in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) and is exclusive artist for the German label Winter&Winter.

He performs with Enrique Solinís and his brother Pablo Zapico in Pulsata3. This ensemble won the INJUVE Musical Circuits competition in 2004. He also usually collaborates with La Caravaggia (winners of the international contest Les Sacqueboutiers of Toulouse in 2006), La Ritirata (winner of El Ojo Crítico de Música Clásica award in 2013), and with the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (winner of the National Music Prize 2011). He also participates with important figures in the music scene including Philippe Pierlot (Ricercar Consort), Emilio Moreno (El Concierto Español or La Real Cámara), Christina Pluhar (L'Arpeggiata), Michael Hofstetter (Orquesta del Liceu Barcelona), Leonardo García Alarcón (Cappella Mediterranea), Ara Malikian, Fahmi Alqhai (Accademia del Piacere), Manfredo Kraemer, Andrea De Carlo (Mare Nostrum), Andrea Marchiol (B'Rock), Riccardo Muti, Kenneth Weiss, Gabriel Garrido, Enrico Onofri, Petra Müllejans, Margaret Faultless, Chiara Banchini, and Attilio Cremonesi (Orquesta del Gran Teatro La Fenice).

In 2006 Daniel received an award from the Académie Baroque Européenne d´Ambronay for his performance as main theorbo in the opera Ercole Amante, directed by Gabriel Garrido.  In 2007 he was selected by the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) as main theorbo player, for two separate tours of Ercole Armante, directed by Christina Pluhar and Margaret Faultless, respectively. Likewise, he has been invited for a tour with this orchestra in 2008 with Enrico Onofri renewing a professional relationship with him whom he had previously performed on BBC Radio3, a project with Chiara Banchini (august, 2008) and a tour with Petra Müllejans (november, 2009).

Highlights of his recordings include the Virgin Classics CD-DVD Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi with L'Arpeggiata and a recording for the television channel Mezzo with La Caravaggia during the Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne (REMA) showcase.

He has, since 2008, taught Early Plucked Instruments at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Zaragoza (Spain). In 2009 he began teaching at the Academia de Música Antigua de Gijón (AMAG) and has conducted masterclassess at the University of Melbourne (Australia), Le Rocher de Palmer (Cenon, France), The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore), and the VII International Seminar of Albarracín(Spain) in addition to two transcription seminars at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Spain) in 2012 and 2013.

Daniel Zapico was awarded the distinction of «Asturiano del Mes» by the newspaper La Nueva España, the «Grupo del Año 2010» by the Televisión del Principado de Asturias, the Serondaya Prize for Cultural Innovation in Asturiasand the «Premio de la Música en Asturias».
Pablo Zapico was born in 1983 in the principality of Asturias in Spain. In 2006, he earned highest honors as he completed his Advanced Studies in Plucked Instruments with Xavier Díaz-Latorre at the Ecola Superior Música de Catalunya (ESMuC) in Barcelona, Spain. The following year he concluded his Formación Continuada studies and, in 2012, earned the degree of Master of Musicology with a specialization in musical training and ancient music from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He has also participated in master classes offered by prestigious performers including Laura M. Pustilnik, Rolf Lislevand, Eduardo Egüez, John Griffiths, Juan Carlos Rivera Pecellin, Juan Carlos de Mulder, Luca Pianca, Toyohiko Satoh, and Hopkinson Smith.

Pablo has performed as a continuo player and soloist in Forma Antiqva, OSPA, Oviedo Filarmonía, El Concierto Español, Estil Concertant, La Real Cámara, La Reverencia, La Ritirata, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Accademia del Piacere, La Hispanoflamenca, Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay, European Union Baroque Orchestra, and the Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, among others.

He has recorded over a dozen albums for labels such as Musifactor, Arsis, Spanish Society of Musicology (SEdeM), Vanitas, and the prestigious Munich, Germany label Winter & Winter. He has also been recorded live for Radio France Musique, BBC, RTVE, and Catalunya Música. Along with his brothers Aarón and Daniel, Pablo was nominated, in 2010, 2011, and 2013, for the prestigious International Classical Music Award (in the category of best baroque music instrumental CD) for his albums Amore x Amore, Concerto Zapico, and Opera Zapico.

He has performed in the most important festivals on the Iberian peninsula and has toured internationally in a number of countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Australia, Singapore, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Republic of Serbia, Holland, Greece, China, Japan, Peru, Chile, Turkey, Panama, and Colombia.

Pablo has taught master classes at The University of Melbourne (Australia), Le Rocher de Palmer (France), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music(Singapore), Seminario Internacional de Música Antigua de Albarracín (Spain), Colegio de Educadores de Lima (Peru), Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Chile), Ya?ar Üniversitesi Izmir (Turkey), Universidad de Música de Pánama, the Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, and at the Universidad de Oviedo. In May 2008, he was invited to serve as the assistant teacher for continuo players at the seminar Musica nel e dissimulazioni European Seicento led by Pedro Memelsdorff and conducted on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

During 2008-2010, he taught Renaissance and Baroque era continuo and plucked strings at the CMUS Conservatorio Profesional de Música Manuel Quiroga. He served in the same role at the CMUS Arturo SoriaMadrid from 2011 to 2012. From 2009-present he has been a professor at the Academia de Música Antigua de Gijón (AMAG) and from 2012-present, a professor at the CIEM Federico Moreno Torroba of Madrid.

Pablo Zapico was awarded the distinction of “Asturiano del Mes” by the newspaper La Nueva España, the “Grupo del Año 2010? by the Televisión del Principado de Asturias, the Serondaya Prize for Cultural Innovation in Asturias, and the “Premio de la Música en Asturias” in 2012.
Aarón Zapico is one of the conductors to have made the greatest impact on the Spanish music scene over the last few years. The key to his success can be found in his elegant, resilient interpretations with their varied and nuanced dynamics, as highlighted by the specialised music critics. He is constantly present in leading important symphonic orchestras, specialised groups and his own ensemble, Forma Antiqva.

At present, his work is focused on recovering the Spanish musical heritage, chamber music with great solo artists, leading orchestral and vocal projects, a stable trio with his brothers and even on making frequent incursions into contemporary music and projects that combine different artistic disciplines. His recordings as a solo artist and conductor have been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards on several occasions and obtained maximum recognition from European critics.

He has worked as a professor at the conservatories of Murcia and Oviedo, and a guest professor in universities, giving courses, talks, lectures and master classes all over Spain as well as in Panama, Costa Rica, Australia and Singapore. As a result of his restless, committed and entrepreneurial spirit, he has founded associations and platforms to protect musicians’ rights, social and charity projects in which music is an integrating element, as well as the first early music competition in Spain. Despite his youth, over the course of his career he has been awarded several prizes and received a great deal of recognition.

Aarón Zapico is a member of the jury for the Princess of Asturias Awards for the Arts.


Premios MIN de la Música Independiente - Mejor Álbum de Música Clásica 2018 para «Concerto Zapico Vol. 2»

NPR Music's Best Classical Albums Of 2018 para «Concerto Zapico Vol. 2».

Premio GEMA al Mejor Grupo de Música Barroca (s. XVIII) y del Clasicismo 2016.

Premio GEMA a la Mejor Producción Discográfica 2016 por "Crudo Amor - Agostino Steffani" (Winter & Winter).

"Asturiano del Mes" del periódico La Nueva España, Excelente Audio Clásica, Excepcional Scherzo, Goldberg 4 estrellas, "Grupo del Año 2010" de la TV del Principado de Asturias, Melómano de Oro, Nomination ICMA 2011, 2012 & 2014, Prelude Classical Music, "Premios de la Música en Asturias" 2012, Premio Serondaya a la Innovación Cultural 2012, Recomendado CD Compact, Ritmo Excelente, Supersonic Pizzicato.



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