Spanish-born cellist Pedro Bonet is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music with Philippe Müller. Winner of several competitions in Spain, he has given recitals around the world, partnering with renowned artists despite his young age. He was awarded in 2020 with the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in New York.
Pedro is very interested in chamber music, premiering worldwide in Alicante in 2019 the “Suite for Cello and Piano” composed by David del Puerto and working with world-renowned musicians such as Flores Chaviano, Georgy Vasilenko, Noelia Rodiles, Amparo La Cruz, Bruno Vlahek and Daniel Avshalomov. He was a member of the Euphoria Trio and the Cello Octet KG.
Winner in 2018 of the VII Edition of the Ciudad de Vigo String Competition in the specialty of cello, and the First Prize in the Superior Category of the XVII Certamen Intercentros Melómano, Pedro will perform in the next two seasons various concerts as soloist with orchestras such as RTVE, Filarmonía and Sinfónica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is also the first prize winner of the ConcursArte and the AgrupArte competitions in Madrid.
He has given recitals in Madrid (Centro Cultural Nicolás Salmerón, Museo Romántico, CSKG, Centro Príncipe de Asturias, Colegio de Médicos, Club Matador, Fundación Olivar de Castillejo, CentroCentro, Museo Thyssen, XXXII Clásicos en Verano…), Segovia (Teatro Canónigos, Palacio de la Granja, Casa de las Flores), Festival de Música y Danza “Ciudad de Úbeda”, Toledo, León (Sala Eutherpe, Fundación Antonino y Cinia), Mallorca, Romania, Getafe, Vigo, Cádiz, Alicante, Porto, Coimbra and New York. He also collaborates with the Baroque music group “La Folía” playing baroque cello, performing in Spain and Portugal.
As a soloist Pedro has performed the Boccherini Cello Concerto, G.477, in the Auditorio Nacional of Madrid with the Orquesta de Cámara Andrés Segovia and the Shostakovich Cello Concerto no.1 with the Orquesta Sinfónica Del Real Sitio under the maestro Cristóbal Soler. He also performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Getafe and the Orquesta Clásica de Vigo.
He has appeared as a guest in Radio Nacional de España, performing live on programs such as Andante con Motto. He was also a guest artist on RTP2 radio in Portugal.
Born into a family of musicians in León, Pedro began his cello studies at an early age in Madrid with María Lopes da Cunha and Javier Albarés, obtaining the Final Degree Award in his specialty at the Federico Moreno Torroba Conservatory. He finished his bachelor’s degree with Michal Dmochowski at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska, being awarded with the Final Degree Award and a Special Prize by the Katarina Gurska Foundation for four consecutive years.
He has participated in masterclasses with Suzana Stefanovic, Rafael Ramos, Gary Hoffman, Gregor Horsch, Jens Peter Maintz, Marco Pereira, Zdsilaw Lapinski, Karolina Styczen and Philippe Muller.