This episode is Part 2 of a 2-part series with the world-class woodwind specialist, Pedro Eustache.
In this episode, we talked about:
🎷 How he came to the sax from the flute
🎷 The effect of Joe Allard & Dave Liebman on his playing
🎷 Why Pedro plays all those instruments & how he finds the time to practice all of them
🎷 Pedro’s background with jazz improvisation & 1 tip
🎷 How Pedro got the opportunity to perform with Hans Zimmer
🎷 Challenges of playing to MIDI tracks
🎷 And much more!
Pedro, widely known as Pedro Flute, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and has been a US citizen for decades.
Pedro’s beginnings were marked by a rich musical culture inspired by his family, and in particular his brother, who exposed him to all types of music at a very young age.
Since that time, Pedro has become an award winning world-class flute/winds/wind synthesist/electronics soloist; composer, lecturer, educator, and researcher.
Pedro has more than seven years of Orchestral Symphonic experience (founder member of El Sistema’s “Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra” (Venezuela).
Wind instruments acoustic research has led him to a collection of around 600 musical instruments [both acoustic,& electronic], which includes many uniquely designed/built by himself.
Pedro is the winds featured soloist with “Hans Zimmer Live”, “Game of Thrones-Live Concert Experience” & “The World of Hans Zimmer” since 2017. He held the same position with New-Age super star Yanni from 1995-2006.
He has also performed with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir John Williams, Herb Albert, Alex Acuna and countless others.
The link to his full biography is under Pedro’s Links, below.
Here’s the Video:
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Bio pdf link: http://pedroflute.com/Pedro_Eustache_%20Bio_english.pdf
Wikipedia Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Eustache
- Musical Phenomenology: https://musical-phenomenology.com/
- The background music in the audio podcast is from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra featuring Pedro Eustache, performing “Suite Concertante for World Woodwinds & Symphony Orchestra” (2009) by Joshua Dos Santos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc1EkyaeZW8
- Donna’s review of the Rovner Products
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