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Pedro Eustache - Bio

Venezuelan-born Pedro Eustache is an openly creative solo flautist-“World-Music” woodwinds-reeds-synthesist-composer, with a unique, richly eclectic, multi-directional personal voice. His musical language is the direct result of years of both solid studies and professional experience in the classical-European, Jazz, World-Music, Popular, and Computer/Electronic music art forms. He graduated from two European conservatories in classical music, has a M.F.A. in Jazz in the USA, & has studied world music disciplines with some of the greatest masters, including India’s living legend Pandit. Ravi Shankar & matchless bansuri master Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, as well as Armenian duduk w/maestro Djivan Gasparian, and to name but a few.

Mr. Eustache’s professional activities go from solo western classical recitals, to more than seven years of symphonic experience, to jazz concerts, pop, world music [traditional & cross-over], in tours, live performances, recordings & lecturing.

He is the main world-winds instrumentalist in John Debney’s soundtrack for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” movie [nominated for best film-music for the 2005 Oscars]. He was a featured soloist in the ’05 Grammy-award winner “Concert For George”, playing for the first time ever the Armenian duduk in a traditional Indian classical music setting, as a member of India’s living legend, & his teacher, Pndt. Ravi Shankar (Pedro is his only latin-american disciple). For more than 10 years he has been the featured winds soloist with new-age super-star Yanni, and has performed, recorded, &/or toured with many others, like latin-rock super star Shakira, virtuoso composer/flautist James Newton Jr., rock star Don Henley, Persian diva Googoosh, & Latin extraordinary Alex Acuña, among many others.

Pedro is the main world winds soloist featured in many movie soundtracks, including Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Munich’ w/film music composer legend, John Williams; Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” w/James Newton Howard (also in ‘The Interpreter’, ‘The Village’, ‘Hidalgo’); as well as in Warner Bros. “Syriana” w/Alexandre Desplat (& Djivan Gasparian!), as well as in the first Hollywood-Bollywood co-production “Marigold”, w/Graeme Revell. Other film, TV & Video Games soundtrack recordings include: maestro Michel Colombier† (‘Largo Winch’), Danny Elfman (‘The Hulk’), Tim Truman (‘Jeremiah’), Russell Brower (Blizzard Entertainment’s ‘World of Warcraft®’), and most recently he is the featured world winds soloist in”Pirates of the Caribbean 3” with Hans Zimmer, among many others.

He is featured in two songs—including a duet—with the ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, in his latest, fall ‘05, “Chaos & Creation in the Backyard” & “Growing Up, Falling Down” single CDs.
With a collection of around 500 instruments from all over the world --many of which uniquely custom designed & built by himself-- he holds a unique position in the international performing & recordings studio scenes, being first in demand for many solo artists, & producers, film
& TV sound-track composers.

Mr. Eustache’s performances are full of tremendous uplifting synergy, which seem to contrast with the tragedy he & his wife Sara suffered years ago, when loosing their three-year-old daughter—Ginette Esther— to brain cancer.

Pedro publicly thanks the Almighty for his gifts, & dedicates his art to ‘The One’ Who validates the purpose of his existence: to “The Father of Lights”, source of all.

 

Pedro Eustache - Biografía

Pedro Eustache es un músico creativo, solista multidireccional de flautas, cañas, instrumentos de viento del mundo, música electrónica y compositor, con una 'voz' artística propia, única y ricamente ecléctica. Ésta es concecuencia de años de sólida formación académica y directa experiencia profesional en música clásica occidental, Jazz, música de diff. culturas del mundo, popular, urbana y electrónica/de computadoras. Comenzó su formación en Venezuela, su país natal, viajando a Europa donde se graduó en dos conservatorios en Paris, Francia [música clásica y técnicas contemporáneas], y estudios especiales avanzados con el maestro Aurele Nicolet en Suiza. Luego se traslada a Los Angeles, California, becado por el Instituto de Artes de California, U.S.A., donde obtiene una maestría en Jazz [habiendo estudiado con el maestro James Newton, entre otros]. Realiza tambien estudios de varias disciplinas musicales del mundo, incluyendo clases maestras con íconos del panorama musical mundial como los grandes maestros de la India, el genial Ravi Shankar y Hariprasad Chaurasia [Pedro es el único alumno Latinoamericano de ambos!], asi como estudios de Duduk Armenio con el virtuoso Djivan Gasparian.

Sus experiencia sinfónica incluye años como solista principal de La Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, La Sinfonietta Caracas, y la Oquesta Sinfónica Venezuela. Como solista ha tocado con todas éstas, asi como con la Filarmónica de California, la orquesta de L’Accademia Santa Cecilia De Roma y en bandas sonoras con la sinfónica de Londres y la Sinfónica de Praga, entre otras.

Pedro es el instrumentista de vientos del mundo principal en la banda sonora de la película "La Pasión De Cristo" [nominada mejor película para el premio Oscar 2005]. Es tambien solista en la orquesta de su maestro Ravi Shankar en el evento memorial "Concierto Para George" ganador del premio Grammy 2005, tocando flauta, picc, dos "King Bansuris" [flautas de bambú de la India de manufactura propia], asi como el duduk Armenio [utilizado por primera vez en el contexto de la música clásica del norte de la India]. Por mas de 10 años Pedro es el solista principal de vientos de Yanni, y ha tocado, grabado y/o realizado giras con artistas varios como los roqueros Shakira, Don Henley, la Persa Googoosh y el dinamo latino Alex Acuña, entre muchos otros.

Créditos como músico solista en los estudios de grabación incluyen: "Munich" de Stephen Spielberg [con música del maestro John Williams], el maestro Michel Colombier† (‘Largo Winch’, y muchos otros), James Newton Howard ('Blood Diamond', ‘El Intérprete’, ‘La Aldea’, ‘Océanos de Fuego’), Danny Elfman (‘Hulk’), Alexandre Desplat (‘Syriana’), Don Davies, Graeme Revel, Ross Vanelli, Tim Truman, Jonathan Elias, Star & Jeff Parody, los hermanos Woljan Bros., los hermanos Pfeiffer, Russel Brower [Video-juegos], y mas recientemente, John Debney ['La Pasion', 'Ant Bully', y el video-juego 'Laird' de la Sony], asi como Hans Zimmer en "Piratas 3", entre muchos otros...

Pedro grabó como solista dos canciones con el ex-beatle Paul Mc Cartney en sus últimas producciónes musicales, incluyendo un dúo ["Jenny Wren", en “Chaos & Creation in the Backyard”]

Con una colección de alrededor de 500 instrumentos de cinco continentes del planeta --muchos de manufactura y/o diseño propio-- mantiene una posición única en el panorama internacional de conciertos y grabaciones, siendo uno de los solistas mas activo y solicitados por productores, artistas y compositores.

Sus presentaciones estan llenas de enorme positiva singergía, que parece contrastar con la tragedia que el y su esposa Sara sufrieron hace años, al perder a su hijita Ginette Esther de un terrible cáncer del cerebro.

Pedro públicamente agradece al Creador por los dones recibidos, y dedica su arte al 'Padre de las Luces', Quien valida su existencia con poderoso propósito y sentido.

 

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Awards:

  • 2005 Grammy-Award certificate for participating in "Concert For George" [Pedro was a featured solo member of Pandit Ravi Shankar's East-West Orchestra]
  • Year 2000 'National Artists House' Venezuelan Award, mention - "International Exposure".
  • M.F.A. & B.F.A. Degrees, California Institute of the Arts, 1988-91.(Full scholarship granted for all three years).
  • Winner of the Young Soloists Contest of the Venezuelan Symphonic Orchestra, 1985
  • 1st. Prize & 2nd. Prize of Flute Performance (Niveau Superieur & Excellence) Hector Berlioz Conservatory, Paris, France 1981,82.
  • 1st. Prize of Flute Performance (Niveau Superieur) Ecole de musique D'Asnieres, France, 1982.
Other Activities:
Publications:

'The Flute Book: holistic approach to flute instruction' and 'Wind Synthesis: Concepts and Technique' [both in preparation].

Instruments Design:

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Languages:

Spanish, English, French. Can communicate in Haitian Creole and Brazilian Portuguese.

 

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