Pedro Pablo Cámara Toldos is a musician that keeps the essence of the music he plays : by making the saxophone his own voice, he speaks the language of each period to convey the history of each work. In this continuous search, he aims to equip the saxophone with a technique that adapts to each particular language, preventing the over-conditioning of the style by the instrument. His deep knowledge of the evolution of the repertoire and the possibilities of the saxophone are crucial for preserving the essence of every piece he plays.
His training has been always as comprehensive and broad as possible. This perspective took him to work closely with great musicians in different fields and places : he did his saxophone training with Marcus Weiss in Switzerland and Vicente Toldos in Spain ; he developed his chamber music skills with F. Rados, C. Martínez-Mehner, R. Schmidt, E. Feltz and S. Azzolini in the Hochschule für Musik of Basel (Switzerland); he obtained his bachelor degree in Musicology by the Universidad de La Rioja (Spain), and he also holds a diploma in Music Pedagogy by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
He has participated in festivals such as Cervantino International Festival in Mexico, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Klangwerkstatt Festival and Infektion Festival, both in Germany, Impuls Academy, Musiktheatertage in Austria, Segovia Classical Music Festival or Granada Festival in Spain, and Adelboden Festival, Montreux Festival and Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.
He also collaborates with formations with a bigger format such as the European Philharmonic of Switzerland, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has worked with world-leading conductors such as Simon Rattle and Pablo Heras-Casado.
His continuous development of the musical language has produced an extensive corpus of new works; they have been born from a close collaboration with composers such as Paul, Sánchez-Verdú, Escudero, Méndez, Frank, Torá or Alonso.
He has won more than 20 international competitions, such as BOG-Competition (Basel), Orpheus-Competition (Basel), KHS Musikpreise (Bern), Nicati de Luze (Lausanne), the 38eme Concurs de musique Lyceum Club (Lausanne) and the X and XI edition of the Chamber Music-Competition Monserrat Alavedra (Barcelona).
Currently he is working in a serie of recordings for the label IBS Classical. The first three works of these series are already published.
Pedro is currently a professor at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska in Madrid. As guest he was invited for masterclasses in Musikhochschule Munich, UdK Berlin, KUG Graz, Prince Claus Conservatoire of Groningen, Hochschule für Musik Basel, Hong Kong Baptist University, Universidad de Minho, among others.
Photo credit : Pablo Juárez - Adan Martín - Miguel Ángel Viñuela
The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.
The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.
The 'Super Action 80 Series II' called 'Series II' is the oldest model manufactured in our factory. It holds the acoustic qualities of historic models. Backbone of our catalogue, it is the alto versatile par excellence.
The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.
Developed in collaboration with Gilles Tressos (Quatuor Hanabera), the 'Series III' baritone is a very well tuned instrument, rich in overtones, consistent over the whole register with fluid transfers.
This instrument with a warm tone 'unfolds' a centered, flexible and subtle sound, which suits each type of repertoire in the lineage of the 'Series III' saxophones.
Its perfectly mastered ergonomics gives an impression of stupendous agility unique to the baritone. It weighs 300 grammes less than the 'Series II'.