Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas
Cello

"Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas must possess one of the most incredibly attractive tones currently heard in the world… and is one of the great cellists of the beginning of this new century!” (Levante, December 2014)

Contacts

Moema Parrott +44 (0)78 8466 4051

Biography

In partnership with Polyarts

Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas is a compelling Spanish cellist who made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2010 performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Edward Gardner. Recent highlights include Saint Saëns with Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn with the Orquesta Nacional de España and Ton Koopman, and his US concerto debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Future engagements include performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano.

Adolfo’s recordings include Bach’s Cello

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In partnership with Polyarts

Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas is a compelling Spanish cellist who made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2010 performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Edward Gardner. Recent highlights include Saint Saëns with Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn with the Orquesta Nacional de España and Ton Koopman, and his US concerto debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Future engagements include performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano.

Adolfo’s recordings include Bach’s Cello Suites and music by Rachmaninov, Barber and Piazzolla. He plays a Francesco Ruggieri cello from 1673, generously granted by anonymous sponsors through a connection made possible by the support of Thomas Wei from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, London.

Contacts

Moema Parrott +44 (0)78 8466 4051

Reviews

"While the Lalo Concerto showed off Arenas’ romantic virtuoso, his encore, the Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 5 in C minor, revealed his artistry, as he eased into the hypnotic loneliness of that profound musical miniatura" (Frontrow, January 2015)

"The night's big surprise was Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas, who must possess one of the most incredibly attractive tones currently heard in the world!  This beautiful sound was highlighted by the wonderful LALO Concierto due to his success in creating the leading voice half way between introversion and extroversión, inhibition and expansion and intimacy. The gift he gave us as an encore- The Sarabande - Bach Suite was heavy with such emotion, yet so

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"While the Lalo Concerto showed off Arenas’ romantic virtuoso, his encore, the Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 5 in C minor, revealed his artistry, as he eased into the hypnotic loneliness of that profound musical miniatura" (Frontrow, January 2015)

"The night's big surprise was Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas, who must possess one of the most incredibly attractive tones currently heard in the world!  This beautiful sound was highlighted by the wonderful LALO Concierto due to his success in creating the leading voice half way between introversion and extroversión, inhibition and expansion and intimacy. The gift he gave us as an encore- The Sarabande - Bach Suite was heavy with such emotion, yet so lacking of pretention or affectation, it convinced us all that we were in the presence of one of the great cellists of the beginning of this new century!" (Levante, December 2014)

“Gutiérrez transforms his instrument in a way that it becomes a perception of the world around him. His mastery of the cello’s tonal qualities, flute-like at times, allows it to emerge from the body of the orchestra as a transfigured and chameleonic presence. This lyricism was evident in the 'Allegretto con moto’, in which orchestra and conductor were driven by Gutiérrez’s strong musical personality.” (Nueva España, 2013, on Gutiérrez’s performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit)

“Once in a while it’s nice to be surprised. Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas’ presence as a cellist is a high quality surprise … here is a major, splendid musician and cellist.” (El Pais, 2012)

Discography