Mikko Pablo

Mikko Pablo

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As a chamber musician, Mikko Pablo (Los Angeles, 1992), has performed alongside artists such as Eliane Reyes, Tatiana Samouil, Justus Grimm, Razvan Popovici, Nicolas Dupont, Daniel Blumenthal, Leo de Neve, Elisa Kawaguti and members of the Talich Quartet.

Alongside Ensemble Silakbo, Mikko recently performed as a soloist with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra for the 2019 SoundMine Festival led by Wim Hendrickx.

Mikko recently had the honor of working together with renowned composer Sofia Gubaidulina to perform her work “In Croce” for cello and bayan for deSingel’s 2019 Gubaidulina homage concert with the composer in attendance.

“He shows an extraordinary musical talent and combines it with strong technical skill and a hardworking attitude. It’s a pleasure to have Mikko in my class as an artist and human being.”

-Justus Grimm

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Upcoming Concerts:

2019

26 Jan, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium. Klara in deSingel. Cello Ensemble. https://desingel.be

09 Feb, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium. Gubaidulina Hommage Concert. “In Croce” for Cello and Bayan with Ludo Marien. https://desingel.be

13 Feb, Flagey, Brussels, Belgium. Le Concert Olympique, Tour with Alexander Melnikov. https://www.flagey.be

14 Feb, 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven, Belgium. Le Concert Olympique, Tour with Alexander Melnikov. https://www.30cc.be

15 Feb, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium. Le Concert Olympique, Tour with Alexander Melnikov. https://desingel.be

17 Feb, CCHA Hasselt, Belgium. Le Concert Olympique, Tour with Alexander Melnikov. https://www.ccha.be

18 Feb, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany. Le Concert Olympique, Tour with Alexander Melnikov.https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/konzerte/kalender/details/52443/

24 Feb, deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium. Debussy Happening. Debussy Cello Sonata with Markiyan Popil. https://desingel.be/en/programme/music/debussy-happening

28 Feb, Balade musicale à Rixensart, Belgium. Janacek String Quartet No. 2 and Chausson Concert for violin, piano and string quartet with Eliane Reyes, Svenja Van Driessche and Quatuor Themis. https://www.balademusicale-rixensart.be

24 Mar, Chateau du Seneffe. Young Belgian Strings with Marie Hallynk, Herve Joulain & Ronald Van Spaandonck. http://saisons-musicales-seneffe.be

03 May, Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp Chamber Music Festival. Beethoven Ghost Trio with Leon Blekh and Markiyan Popil.

04 May, Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp Chamber Music Festival. Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque No.1 with Edgar Gomes and Markiyan Popil. Golijov “Mariel” for Cello and Marimba with Josue Berrocal.

05 May, Middleburg, Netherlands. Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque No.1 with Edgar Gomes and Markiyan Popil.

14 May, Antwerp, Belgium. Soundmine Festival 2019. Adam Clarke’s “Untitled for Vagabounds,” concerto for Messiaen Quartet and Orchestra. Playing as soloist with Ensemble Silakbo and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wim Hendrickx.

02 June, Oversije, Belgium. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata and Beethoven Ghost Trio with Lore Vancauwenberghe and Vincent van Audenhove.

07 June, Val dieu, Belgium. Festival Wallonie. Young Belgian Strings with Frank Braley and Lorenzo Gatto.

09 June, Luxembourg. Young Belgian Strings with Marie Hallynck.

29 June, Flagey, Brussels, Belgium. Candide Chamber Orchestra.

02 July, 30CC, Leuven, Belgium. Young Belgian Strings with Yossif Ivanov and David Kadouch.

03 July, Brussels, Midis-Minimes Festival. Young Belgian Strings with Yossif Ivanov and David Kadouch.

12 July, Young Masters Series at AMUZ. Elgar Piano quintet with Yan Quartet and Viktoria Vassilenko. Antwerp, Belgium. https://www.amuz.be

28 July -10 Aug, Mattheiser Sommer-Akademie. Masterclass with Konstantin Heidrich. Bad Sobernheim, Germany. https://www.mattheiser.de/

11-26 Aug, Thy Chamber Music Festival, Denmark. http://thychambermusicfestival.dk

17 Aug, Kirsten Kjær museum, Denmark. Thy Chamber Music Festival. Ravel Piano Trio with Nicolas Dupont and Daniel Blumenthal. http://thychambermusicfestival.dk

18 Aug, Musikværket, Nykøbing, Denmark. Thy Chamber Music Festival. Faure Piano Quartet with Pieter Andreas Nielsen, Valeriia Konareva and Daniel Blumenthal. Claude Vivier Paramirabo with Craig Goodman, Elsa Klockenberg and Monika Darzinkeviute. http://thychambermusicfestival.dk

22 Aug, Viborg Musiksal, Denmark. Thy Chamber Music Festival. Ravel Piano Trio with Nicolas Dupont and Daniel Blumenthal. http://thychambermusicfestival.dk

24 Aug, Kirsten Kjær museum, Denmark. Thy Chamber Music Festival. Faure Piano Quartet with Pieter Andreas Nielsen, Valeriia Konareva and Daniel Blumenthal. Claude Vivier Paramirabo with Craig Goodman, Elsa Klockenberg and Monika Darzinkeviute. http://thychambermusicfestival.dk

08 Sep, Chateau de Ry, Belgium. Beethoven “Serioso” and Schubert “Death and the Maiden” Quartets (arranged for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler) with Young Belgian Strings.

18 Sep, Musee de Tervuren, Belgium. Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Haydn Quartets with Quatuor d’YBS.

Bulgarian Tour with Ensemble Silakbo:
24 Sep,
Plovdiv (European Capital of Culture 2019), Workshop in the National School for Music and Dance Arts "Dobrin Petkov"
25 Sep,
Plovdiv (European Capital of Culture 2019), Concert (premiere)
27 Sep,
Burgas, Workshop in the National School for Music and Performing Arts "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov"
28 Sep,
Burgas, Concert, Municipality Administration Hall
30 Sep,
Ruse, Concert, "Europa" Hall
01 Oct,
Ruse, Workshop in the National School of Arts "Prof. Vesselin Stoyanov"
04 Oct,
Sofia, Concert, Bulgarian National Radio, Studio 1 Hall

06 Oct, Belgium. Beethoven “Serioso” and Schubert “Death and the Maiden” Quartets (arranged for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler) with Quatuor Danel and Young Belgian Strings.

12 Oct, Centre Culturel le Central, La Louviere, Belgium. Candide Chamber Orchestra

13 Oct, Ostebelgien Festival, St. Vith, Belgium. Anti-Brexit Program. Young Belgian Strings with Stephanie Salmin.

15 Nov, Opera Royal de Wallonie, Liege, Belgium. Candide Chamber Orchestra.

21 Nov, Indosuez, Young Belgian Strings with Alexei Moshkov and Solenne Paidassi.

27 Nov, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Brussels, Belgium. Franck and Van Hove Cello Sonatas. Solo Recital with Wouter Valvekens.

29 Nov, Palais de Beaux Arts, Charleroi, Belgium. Candide Chamber Orchestra.

14-22 Dec, Theater 't Eilandje, Ballet Vlaanderen,Antwerp, Belgium. Premiering new work for solo cello and electronics at ChoreoLab in collaboration with composer Adam Clarke and choreographers Daniel Domenech, Laura Walravens and Joseph Kundra. https://operaballet.be/nl/programma/2019-2020/choreolab

Dec 22, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium. Pergolesi Stabat Mater. Young Belgian Strings.

2020

4 March, Mons, Belgium, Belgian Music Days Festival. Franck and Van Hove Cello Sonatas. Recital with Wouter Valvekens. https://www.belgianmusicdays.be/

2021

21 Jan, Balade musicale à Rixensart, Belgium. Mendelssohn String Quartet and Schubert Cello Quintet with the Themis Quartet

 
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 Repertoire:

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

Cello Concerto Nr. 1 in C major Hob VIIb:1

 Cello Concerto Nr. 2 in D major Hob VIIb:2

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)

Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Max Reger (1873 - 1916)

Cello Suite in A minor No.3 , Op. 131c

Miklós Rózsa (1907 - 1995)

Toccata Capricciosa Op. 36

Iradj Sahbai (b. 1945)

“Le Chant Persan” for solo cello

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Fantasiestücke, op. 73 

Adagio und Allegro, op. 70 

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)

Cello Concerto Nr. 1 in A minor op. 33

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Cello Suite Nr. 1 in G majorBWV 1007

Cello Suite Nr. 2 in d minor BWV 1008

Cello Suite Nr. 3 in C major BWV 1009

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Cello Sonata Nr. 4 in C major op.102 Nr.1

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Cello Sonata Nr.1 in e minor, op. 38

Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966)

Dance of the Green Devil

Adam Clarke (b. 1992)

“Ballade”for Solo Cello (2019)

Antonín Dvorák (1841 – 1904)

Cello Concerto in b minor, op. 104

Lukas Foss (1922 - 2009)

Capriccio for Cello and Piano (1948)