Guillermo Pastrana was born in Granada in 1983, within a family lover of the arts. From an early age he showed a deep love of music and especially to the cello , an instrument which has won first prize in numerous national and international competitions.
From an early age, Guillermo Pastrana developed an intense artistic activity giving recitals and concerts as a soloist in concert halls and festivals around the world, among which should not be forgotten the concerts in 2010 offered in Vienna and Bratislava to celebrate the Spanish Presidency European Union .
Praised by critics, the public and the great professionals that collaborates in his career, all agree in emphasizing their technique , the quality of its sound , and unique charisma that unfolds during their performances on stage. After its resounding success with the world premiere of Concerto n ° 1 for cello and orchestra by David del Puerto, as well as the Concerto for cello and orchestra by Edouard Laló, played by the ORTVE with Kazuki Yamada on the podium, and the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Antoni Wit, Guillermo Pastrana has earned its place among Spanish interpreters greater projection.
Guillermo Pastrana has had great success as a soloist with ensembles such as the World Orchestra, the RTVE Orchestra, Philharmonic Medellin, Symphony Chile, the Orchestra di Sanremo, the Cordoba Orchestra, Symphony Castilla y Leon, Orchestra Symphony Conservatory of Moscow Tchaikovsky, Symphony Galicia, the Malaga Philharmonic, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada or the Symphony of Navarra among others, under the direction of renowned masters such as Michal Nesterowicz, Josep Vicent, Kazuki Yamada, Manuel Hernández - Silva, Alejandro Posada, Aldo Ceccato, Antoni Wit, Carlos Cuesta, Salvador Mas, Michael Thomas and Damian Iorio.
In addition, being aware of the great importance of training and communication of knowledge to new generations, complements his role as interpreter of teacher and researcher of music , working as a guest professor at the University of Music in Medellin, professor of Orchestral Academy in that city, and from 2013 as a visiting professor resident of the youth Orchestra of Andalusia , and professionalizing educational project for young Andalusian musical talents, which Guillermo Pastrana has always given its full support.
The interest of Guillermo Pastrana for music start- up has earned the prestigious Prix Basel 2014 in the field of research and educational contribution musical the best work of educational research Akademie Musik in Basel (Switzerland) for his project " Seitenhiebe für Violoncello (Zeitgenössiche Musik für Anfänger) " ( " contemporary Music for young cellists " ), and collaborating with contemporary composers such as Tomás Marco, David del Puerto (National Music Prize), Jorge Muñiz, José Miguel Moreno Sabio, Raquel Rodríguez Jesús Navarro, Josep Marí Aguilar Guix, which has premiered and dedicated his works. That is why Pastrana, works closely with Spanish composers of new creation, which corresponded to him, giving him many of his works.
In addition, Guillermo Pastrana received in 2014 the prestigious Prix Eye 2014 classical music critic for " the quality of its sound and the strength of his artistic personality " , according to the jury.