Regarded as one of the most accomplished and complete musicians of our time, Pablo Márquez elevates the guitar to rare levels of expression, combining spontaneity and deep intellectual rigor. The extraordinary extent of his repertoire, which embraces the full historical spectrum from the very first publications for lute and vihuela to the most recent and sophisticated contemporary works - which are often dedicated to him - is the subject of a unanimous admiration.


His name is always associated with a unique sound, as evidenced by the numerous recordings for ECM and other labels. Each of his registers has become a reference, whatever the repertoire engraved. This is illustrated by awards such as the Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros or the Prix Amadeus, as well as the countless reactions from the press.
His discography also includes first recordings of works for guitar and orchestra such as Chemins V by Berio (with Dennis Russel Davies and the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana), A fuoco by Luca Francesconi (with Susanna Mälkki and the Ensemble Intercontemporain) and Hanbleceya by Zad Moultaka (with Lorraine Vaillancourt and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne of Montreal). A second recording of Berio’s Chemins V with the WDR Sinfonieorchester of Cologne and Jean-Michaël Lavoie was awarded with the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
Pablo Márquez studied guitar in Argentina with Jorge Martínez Zárate and Eduardo Fernández. At the age of twenty he unanimously won the Villa-Lobos competition in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Concours de Radio France in Paris, the most prestigious guitar competition of that time. A complete musician, he studied conducting with Rodolfo Fischer and Peter Eötvös, and followed the teachings of the legendary pianist György Sebök, who would deeply mark his artistic development.
His career flourished in more than 40 countries, being acclaimed in the most beautiful halls (Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg...), in major festivals (Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Ultraschall in Berlin, San Sebastián, Ticino Musica...), both in recital and in partnership with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Dino Saluzzi, María Cristina Kiehr, Rosamunde Quartett, Anne Gastinel, Mario Caroli. He appears as a soloist with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia and the Orquesta de Valencia.
He worked in collaboration with the greatest composers of our time, such as Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel and György Kurtág. On the occasion of Berio's 70th birthday, Pierre Boulez invited him to perform the Italian composer's Sequenza XI, a work of which he has become the favoured interpreter. His class at the Musik-Akademie in Basel is one of the most respected in the world and he gives master-classes all around the world. He received the Konex Prize in Buenos Aires in recognition of his entire career.