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.
I teach advanced level cello lessons at the Scuola Universitaria di Musica of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, and at Musikene, Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco, in San Sebastián, Spain.
Previously, I have been Cello Professor for Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in 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.
Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano in A flat major, Op. 70
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.