Born in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pablo Griggio began his studies of violin at the age of 11. By the time he turned 15, he was accepted to study in the Buenos Aires Conservatory “Astor Piazzolla” under the guidance of the nationally renowned violinist Daniel Robuschi. In 2012, Pablo moved to the United States in order to pursue his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)–institution in which he received his Bachelor’s Degree under the tutelage of the Czech violinist Ivan Zenaty. His chamber music mentors include the members of the Cavani Quartet, and Peter Salaff.
As an active performer, Griggio has received numerous prizes. He was awarded “Honorary Mention” in the CIM concerto competition during the spring semester of 2015, as well as 1st prize in the National Repertory Orchestra violin concerto competition in 2014. A year earlier, in 2013 he was also the recipient of the 2nd prize and AMIA prize during the Argentine Hebrew Foundation Competition in 2013.
Prior to moving to Cleveland, Ohio, Pablo held a position for two years in the Argentina’s National Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving as a concertmaster of the Buenos Aires Academic Orchestra for three years, with which he performed as a soloist during numerous different concerts under the batons of Carlos Calleja, Cecilia Castagneto, Carlos David Jaimes and Luis Belforte.
He has played in master classes for David Kim, Vadim Gluzman, Shlomo Mintz, Ilya Kaler and Elmar Oliveira, between others. As a member of the chamber music program at CIM and the Intensive Quartet Seminar, Pablo has participated in chamber music masterclasses by Donald Weilerstein, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, and Roger Tapping.
In the most recent years, Griggio has been invited to perform as both chamber music and as an orchestra member for the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, MIMIR Festival, Saint-Lawerence String Quartet Seminar, the Beethoven Institute in Mannes, the Campos do Jordao Festival, and the FEMUSC festival in Brazil.
Currently, he holds a full-time position as an Artist in Residence for one of Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s institutions, as well as a part-time position as a violin teacher for the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his role as an instructor, Pablo is regularly invited to perform as a substitute violinist for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra, and the Earth and Air chamber orchestra.
Most Recently, the violinist performed along the guitarrist Federico Diaz and artists from the Manhattan School of Music as part of a homage to Alberto Ginastera in the Elebash Hall in New York. During the summer of 2016, Pablo was invited along the pianists Natalia Suriano to perform in the Austrian Embassy in Buenos Aires for the naming ceremony of the new president of the Mozarteum Argentino. As a duo, Griggio and Suriano performed recitals in the Gran Rex Theater, and the Argentine National Library in Buenos Aires. In addition to these performances, Pablo played the Piazzolla Four Season of Buenos Aires along the Ensamble 440, and he was a member of the Ensamble “Invasion” as they performed in the orchestra hall of the Usina del Arte.
Pablo Griggio’s career would not be possible without the generous support of the Mozarteum Argentino through the prestigious scholarships: Teresa Grüneisen (2015), Jeannette Arata de Erize (2014), and “Fondo de Becas 2013”.
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