Asier Polo

Asier Polo

Cello Professor

8 - 11 y 24 - 27 of July

Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio - Facultad de Música y Artes Escénicas


Asier Polo, born in Bilbao, is fast becoming one of the leading cellists of his generation, renowned in his native Spain as well as in other European countries.

He has toured South America with the National Orchestra of Spain, Frühbeck de Burgos conducting, and concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfónica Nazionale della RAI, Bergen Philharmonic, Dresdner Philharmonie, Opera Orchestra of Nice, National Orchestra of Bordeaux, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Basel Philharmonic and Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (California), as well as the most Spanishorchestras like Orquestas Sinfónicas de Galicia, Tenerife, Madrid, Bilbao y Sevilla, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta de Valencia, RTVE Orchestra, Barcelona, and invited to play in Festivals like Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Ohrid (Yugoslavia), Nantes (France), Omaggio.

Some of the conductors with whom he has appeared as soloist are Frühbeck de Burgos, Christian Badea, Anthony Witt, Claus Peter Flor, Günther Herbig, Aldo Ceccato, K. Weise, Pedro Halffter, Juanjo Mena, Anne Manson, Gómez Martínez and Max Valdés.

The critically acclaimed cellist shared the stage with tenor Alfredo Kraus during the last years of the famous tenor’s career, performing in concert halls such as Maggio Fiorentino (Florence) and the Covent Carden (London), as well as artists like Josep María Colom, Gerard Caussé, Janacek Quartett, in venues like Zürich Tohnhalle, Musikverein Wien (Viena)

He has appeared recently at the Carnegie Weill of New York.

Current and future engagements include concerts with Dresdner Philharmonie, Orchestra Sinfónica Nazionale della RAI (Turin), Monterrey Symphony Orchestra (California), Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (USA), Orchestre de París, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Méjico, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (Méjico), Orchestra del Teatro Lírico di Cagliari, Orquesta Sinfónica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Orquesta Nacional de Esapaña, symphonic orchestras of Sevilla, Bilbao, Principado de Asturias, Murcia, Baleares, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga among others.

Asier Polo has recorded for CLAVES, RTVE, MARCO POLO and NAXOS. Spanish composers G. Ercoreca, Luis de Pablo and Antón García Abril have all dedicated works to this outstanding musician.

Actually, he teaches at the “Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco” and the Alfonso X el Sabio university