My motivation and inspiration
I have the privilege to devote my life to my passion and vocation: music, cello, and, avobe all, teaching. To be in touch with my students, all different from each other but unique at the same time, enriches me as a pedagogue; to witness and to contribute to their growth as musicians and persons is my inspiration and motivation to be better every day. If you want to take a closer look, this is my curriculum
Mr. Palao plays a B. Banks cello from 1775 and another cello by the prestigious maker Wolfang Schnabl, commissioned in 2006, and a bow by the world acclaimed bowmaker Yannick LeCanu. Mr. Palao has a bachelor degree in Art History at the University of Madrid (UAM).¬†
Since 2014, he is the artistic director of the Cfest International Festival of Cello in Mexico.
His students have received various awards, prizes in contests and prestigious scholarships; Have performed as soloists with different orchestras and have been soloists or members of several young orchestras (Young Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, Young National Orchestra of Spain, etc.). His students have also been admitted to some of the world’s most prestigious centers of study such as the Peabody Institute (Johns Hopkins University), Boston Conservatory, Interlochen School or Arts, Amsterdam Higher Conservatory, Royal Academy of London, Royal College of London, Trinity College of Music, etc.