Ignacio Gallego

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The Spanish-American cellist Ignacio Gallego Fernandez has an active performance career that has taken him around the world, from Europe to Asia to the Americas.

As a select scholarship recipient from the Spanish government, Ignacio received his Bachelor of Arts from the Manhattan School of Music in New York as a student of Nathaniel Rosen and Marion Feldman. After receiving a scholarship to Indiana University, Bloomington’s Jacobs School of Music, Mr. Gallego completed his Masters of Music degree, where he was a disciple of Janos Starker and a member of the prestigious Kuttner Quartet. He furthered his education at Indiana University by obtaining a Performance Diploma under the tutelage of Eric Kim.

Recent career highlights include solo appearances with the National Orchestra of El Salvador, which culminated in a solo recital at their National Museum of Art and solo performances with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas tour of China. Ignacio has also performed several times  at Carnegie Hall, including a solo performance as part of the 100th year celebration of the Hispanic Society of America. Ignacio can also be heard in one of the latest Mercedes-Benz commercials.

Ignacio resides in San Antonio, Texas where, along with being a founding member of Agarita, he is Assistant Director of the Strings Program at Alamo Heights High School. He is a familiar face in the cello section of the San Antonio Symphony and maintains a distinguished private studio.

Beth Beauchamp