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Recognized as World Flutes Master, Pablo Salcedo is a multi-intrumentist, teacher and composer who has captivated the most different audiences. Pablo is the world referent of the Chromatic Markama Quena and the Moseño. His concerts and workshops incorporate those instruments and other world flutes such as siku, ocarina, anatas, erke, quenon, shakuhachi and bansuri.  Besides, he is a specialist in contemporary instruments like traverse flute and saxophone.
Pablo was born in 1974 in the city of Mendoza, Argentina. He began his musical education at age 7. He made his debut as a soloist with a symphonic orchestra at the age of 17, interpreting Johan Kvandal's Flute Concerto, Carl Nielsen's Flute Concerto and André Jolivet's Flute Concert.
Pablo Salcedo is an active solo recitalist and chamber musician appearing in concerts worldwide. He has been heard in performance throughout the Latin America, United States and Europe, appearing with orchestras and wind ensembles, in recital, and in numerous chamber concerts. He has performed at prestigious auditoriums in Stockholm, Madrid, Málaga, Barcelona, Ohio, New York, Miami, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Tarija, Milan and inmore than 300 cities within Argentina. Pablo is featured in solo and chamber music performances on compact discs from arteOculto label. His repertory includes pieces for soloist with symphonic orchestra, chamber music, and andean music, spanning a wide variety of styles. His performances have been heard on several radio and television syndication.

Degree / Education
Pablo obtained his degree (in flute) at the age of 21 from the National University of Cuyo (U.N.Cuyo) and earned the Master of Music Ethnomusicology degrees from Maryland University.  His training includes more than 50 master classes in Argentina, Chile, Switzerland and Spain, with masters such as Lars Nilsson, Aurelé Nicolet, Felix Renggli, Torkel Bye, Margalit Gafni, Miguel Villafruela, Boby Martínez, Robert Dick, Antonio Carrasqueira, Carolina Robertson, Gerard Behágue and Ramón Pelinski, among others. Since 1994 Salcedo serve on the faculty at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo teaching saxophone and traditional - popular winds, and held an administrative position Coordinating the Wind and Percussion Programs.
He won several prizes on classical and ethnic music performaces.
Groups and Orchestras:

Since 1995 Pablo has performed with Markama in the most important Folk Festivals of Latin America (Cosquín, Jesus María, California, Baradero, Encuentro de dos Pueblos, Festival de la Tonada, among others.). Within the folk music scene, Pablo has shared the stage with great artists such as León Gieco, Víctor Heredia, Lito Vitale, Claudio Gabis, and Los Carabajal, Pablo also was the winds soloist at the 1996 European tour of the San Martín Theatre Choir.

With others groups and orchestras:

Mendoza Philarmonic Orchestra, U.N.C. Sinfonic Orchestra, Xumec (andean music), Markama (andean music), quartet of flutes Hamelin, Saxensamble and Agrimony (rock).

Pablo´s Discography by arteOculto independent label

1998 “Gualicho” Markama
2001 “Aguas Claras” Markama
2004 “Más allá del pensamiento” Pablo Salcedo.
2007 “Moseño Sagrado” Pablo Salcedo
2007 “Danzas Argentinas” Markama
Year Awards and Honors
His Cd “Holy Mohoseño” won the TRIMARG 2008  Prize (Argentinian Music Tribune) category “Best ethnic and tradicional authentic music”. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Markama´s Cd “Danzas Argentinas” won the TRIMARG 2008  Prize (Argentinian Music Tribune) category “Best fusion folk music”. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Cóndor de Fuego” Prize a la trayectoria. Asociación Estampas y Memorias. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Won Contest “Winds Chair Profesor IV”, U.N.Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Won Contest “Chair Saxophone Proffesor”, U.N.Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
2005 His Cd “Más allá del pensamiento” won the TRIMARG 2005  Prize (Argentinian Music Tribune) category “Best ethnic and tradicional music”. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005 Won Contest “Winds Chair Profesor Vientos II y III”, U.N.Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
With Markama received a reward from Cosquín Festival del Festival de Cosquín.
2004 CEM Prize  “Best Young” category “Compromiso, liderazgo y logros académicos”. Mendoza, Argentina.
2004 I Prize Americanto,  “Best folkloric artist”, with  “La Raíz del Conflicto”, Mendoza, Argentina.
2004 Won Contest “Winds Chair Profesor I”,, U.N.Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
Won Contest “Chair Saxophone Proffesor”,, U.N.Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.
2002 Cultural Excelency Scolarship. Gobierno de Mendoza. Mendoza
1999 Pachamama Prize con Markama. Mendoza
Cultural Excelency, Presidencial Scolarship”, by President Carlos Menem. Buenos Aires
1998 “Joven Destacado“ by Mendoza Government. Mendoza
1995 & 1997 Named "Maker of Culture" Luján de Cuyo Government. Mendoza
1995 Konex Prize Nomination with Markama. Buenos Aires
1995 Premio de Composición, Fondo Nacional de las Artes. Buenos Aires
1994 Honor Mention. National Prize on Interpretation Bahia Blanca
1994 I Prize on Classical Performance. Winds Category. II Camping Musical La Cumbrecita. Córdoba
1993 & 1994 I Prize, with Hamelin Flutes Quartet, Chamber Music Contest. Antorchas Foundation. Mendoza, Argentina.
1992 Prize on Classical Performance “1992 International Contest for Soloist Young Players”. Córdoba.
1991, 1992 & 1993 Three time winner of the Music Students' contest of the mentioned U.N.Cuyo., Mendoza, Argentina. Playing the flute concerts: Kvandal, Nielsen y Reinecke.
1989 I Prize “Best Instrumental Band” with Xumec. I Concurso Intercolegial de Mendoza, Organizado por la Subsecretaría de Cultura de Mendoza, Argentina.
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