Pablo Escande

- composer, arranger, performer

- born in 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

-Composer, Arranger-

Since 1995 he has received commissions from Holland, Australia, America, Spain, and Japan.He has written music for solo instrument, chamber ensembles, oratorio, church music, ballet, orchestra, opera, as well as songs with piano, and songs and ensembles. He composed and arranged for several different soloists and groups such as cello octet "Conjunto Iberico", "The Holland wind players", Rotterdam chamber orchestra, Max van Egmond, Anner Bijlsma, Teresa Berganza, Tanja Kross, Marius van Altena, Izumi Tateno, etc. In 2008 he won an honorable mention in the "Alienor composition competition" in America.

For all his compositions and arrangements, please look at the list of this website.


He studied piano (as his main subject) at the conservatory of his native city, Buenos Aires, where, in 1990, he obtained the certificate, Maestro Nacional de Musica. From 1991 till 1995, he studied ancient music: harpsichord, basso continuo and fortepiano with Jacques Ogg in the Netherlands. In 1994 he studied orchestration for some months with Roland Voortman. From 1995 till 2002, he studied composition with Rafael Reina, besides he studied also microtonal composition with the same teacher at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam in 1998.


In the theatrical musical "De Virtuoos" (28 performances) he played the harpsichord and worked with Ina van Faassen and Sytse Buwalda. He also took part as arranger and harpsichordist in the Barok"-project by the ballet group "Introdans" (36 performances) also with Buwalda. Since 1993 he accompanies singing classes and performances by Max van Egmond on piano and harpsichord. In 1995, 1997, 1998, and 1999 he worked for the summer courses at "Casa de Mateus" and the annual music festival in Portugal as accompanist, tuner, and harpsichordist. Since 1993, he is the permanent organist and conductor of the "Onze Lieve Vrouwe" church in Hilversum. As repetiteur he participated in the following operas: Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Francois Guyon (Kees Olthuis), Idomeneo (Mozart), Bataclan (Offenbach), An Ode for St. Cecilia's day, Acis and Galathea (Handel), La scala di Seta (Rossini), Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). For the opera Don Pasquale (Donizetti), among other places (in Holland) performed also in Luxemburg in 2001, he adapted the score for two pianos, and he was one of the pianists accompanying the production. In 2008 he was invited as composer, arranger, and pianist for the "Tanba no mori International Music Festival". He has given concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico and Japan.
Above all, he finds it very important to perform his own composition and arrangements as a soloist, in ensembles, and in orchestras.



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