Bio

Blending Flamenco guitar with the music of our century, Pau is one of today’s most talented and interesting guitarists in Spain. His mastery of all musical languages and a proverbial good taste, turn his guitar into a fascinating instrument that expresses itself with the ease of a living being. Coming at the same time from the Classical, the Flamenco and the Modern guitar traditions, his original compositions mirror his unique approach to the guitar and to music. In 2015 he published his debut “Pau Figueres” (Whatabout Music) and in 2018 “Nada Nuevo Bajo El Sol” (Satélite K), both records highly praised by critics and listeners alike, and has performed them live through Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland and the United States as a soloist or with the Pau Figueres Group.

A brilliant performer of his own music, he’s also a highly requested sideman, sessionist and producer. He has toured the world extensively with multi Grammy Award winning artist Alejandro Sanz from 2019 to 2022, and played and recorded with names such as Rufus Wainwright, C. Tangana, Carles Benavent, Hayley Reardon, Vic Mirallas, Mayte Martín, Judit Neddermann, MARO, Alfonso Vilallonga, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Juan de la Rubia or Tal Ben Ari, to name a few.

He started playing when he was 7 years old and started working as a live and studio guitarist at the early age of 16. Since then he has taken part in countless recording sessions and has collaborated with artists that vary greatly in terms of style and musical context. He has performed as a classical guitar soloist, as a soloist with an orchestra, in chamber music ensembles, rock bands, backing singers, in jazz, world music and pop bands, etc. He has played with some of the most acclaimed musicians in Spain and has performed and recorded all over the world (U.K., Spain, Germany, France, U.S., Canada, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Finland, Russia, Portugal, Estonia, Romania, Italy, Greece, Austria, Andorra, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Dominican Republic, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala…)

He began to study classical guitar at the age of 8 and went on to do his Bachelors Degree in the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona (ESMUC) under the guidance of Zoran Dukic, one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. He finished in 2011 obtaining the highest qualifications. Hence, his technique has been carefully developed and is skilful and confident. In the classical guitar field has also studied with Vicenç Mayol, Laura Young, Àlex Garrobé and Feliu Gasull. In 2007 he won the Top Prize in the Professional Conservatory for Music of Badalona, in 2005 the First Prize in the Sant Anastasi Competition in Lleida and in 2009 he won both the Second Prize and the Audience Prize in the renowned classical guitar competition Certamen Llobet in Barcelona. He has performed twice as a sideman at the Latin Grammy Awards gala in Las Vegas, with Alejandro Sanz in 2019 and with C. Tangana in 2021.

He has studied Flamenco guitar with Rafael Cañizares, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Anton Jimenez and Diego del Morao, and in the modern music field he has studied jazz guitar with Dani Pérez and learnt directly from Horacio Fumero, Carme Canela, Gorka Benítez, Bob Reynolds, Ben Monder, Adam Levy and Wayne Krantz among others. As well as having received the best possible academic education, Pau has dedicated a lot of time to learning from other musicians and as a result of painstakingly listening to music, is highly selftaught in many aspects of his musicality. His technique is a mixture of the Classical and the Flamenco techniques (also embracing fingerpicking, the pick and the slide). He has a deep knowledge of the guitar as an instrument and of the art of making it sound.

Pau plays and endorses Arcadio Marín Guitars, Furch Guitars (first endorser in Spain), Knobloch Strings, Aclam Guitars and Righton Straps.

Artists Pau has worked with:

Alejandro Sanz, Adrià Plana, Ahyvin Bruno, Albert Sanz, Aleix Tobias, Alessio Arena, Alfred Tapscott, Alfonso Vilallonga, Alizzz, Anita Zengeza, Arnau Bataller, Ángela Furquet, Adê, Baptiste Bailly, Bikimel, Break Out The Crazy, C. Tangana, Carles Benavent, Carles Gutiérrez, Carola Ortiz, Carles Cases, Carles Dénia, Carlos Montfort, Carme Nalini, Clara Peya, Coetus, Dàmaris Gelabert, David Palomar, Doctor Prats, Domini Màgic, Elena Gadel, Eliseo Parra, Eli Jas, Feliu Gasull, Feliu Ventura, Ferran Savall, Gabriel Amargant, Gemma Abrié, Gemma Humet, Gessamí Boada, Guillem Roma, Hayley Reardon, Hirahi Afonso, Ismael Alcina, Indigos, Irie Souljah, Jimmy Malla, Joan Dausà, Joan Garrido, Joan Rovira, Jonah Smith, José Guillermo Cortines, Juan Antonio Moya, Juan de la Rubia, Judit Neddermann, Karina Pasian, Karol Green, Kelly Isaiah, Khaoula Bouchkhi, La Sra. Tomasa, Licus, Lídia Pujol, Luis Robisco, Manolo García, MARO, Manuel Maio, Marco Mezquida, Maria de Medeiros, María José Montiel, Marina Rossell, May Cheung, Mayte Martín, Momi Maiga, Mone, Les Montses, Murtra Ensemble, Nacho Melús, Nahuel, Oscar Alabau, Pau Brugada, Paula Grande, Pau Lobo, Pechrima, Pol Batlle, Ravi Ramoneda, Roger Pistola, Rufus Wainwright, Saphie Wells, Sergi Carbonell, Sonora Mandanga, Stay Homas, La Shica, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Susanna Puig, Tal Ben Ari, Toti Soler, Trio Silvestre, Txell Sust, Txo Titelles, Vic Mirallas, Vic Moliner, Xavier Batllés…