I have always had a great interest in education, and I therefore try to set aside time each year for giving cello lessons and masterclasses throughout the world. 

Since 2019, I am Cello Professor at the University of Music of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

Every year, I am also part of the teaching team at Tibor Varga Academy, Ticino Musica Festival, and Guest Professor at Pavia Cello Academy.

Previously, I have been Cello Professor for Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Musikene –Higher School of Music of the Basque Country– in San Sebastián and the Music Faculty of the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid, as well as Artistic Director of the Summer Academy and Music Festival Forum Musikae.

If you’re a professional musician or a student, and you are interested in attending any of my classes or would like to ask me anything regarding my teaching, don’t hesitate to contact me. I set aside time for “open classes” where everyone is welcome to attend and listen to my classes. I regularly take part in various activities, talks and educational concerts together with my students, so that the general public can get to know the cello, and because I think it’s an incredibly important experience for young people’s creative development, as part of their musical training.

Master Classes

Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano in A flat major, Op. 70

I. Adagio

II. Allegro

Asier Polo, professor / Montserrat Egea, pupil / Ofelia Montalván, piano accompanist

Reina Sofía School of Music

In July 2016 I gave the inaugural speech at the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s International Music School annual summer course; you can listen to the speech in Spanish here:

In my photo gallery you can see some photos that were taken at masterclasses and education activities.