Pablo Diemecke is one of Canada’s finest virtuoso violinists. He appears as a soloist around the world, and has completed 20 years of service as concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony.
Mr. Diemecke showed remarkable talent at an early age. He made his first public appearance at age 10, and his childhood quartet toured the US and Mexico several times. At age 17 he made his first solo appearance with an orchestra, playing the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto #3. He studied with Henryk Szeryng and his assistant Enrique Espin Yepez in Mexico City, receiving honours at his graduation recital. He went on to study with Robert Gerle in Washington, D.C., and Daniel Majeske in Cleveland.
Critics describe Mr. Diemecke as “a tremendously skilled musician” (Adrian Chamberlain)
The Times Colonist says of his performance that he was able to create “moments of heart rending beauty” (Laurence E. MacDonald, The Flint Journal) and take command of “difficult runs, trills and double stops…without a single drop of perspiration.“(James Reel, The Arizona Daily Star) Pablo demonstrated “virtuosity and such a high level of playing that his audience …burst into applause before the work ended.” (Felizardo Andrade and Victor Luna, El Imparcial, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico)
Mr. Diemecke has developed an enormous repertoire of important works, featuring not only all of the major concerti and standard works for violin, but also a large number of fascinating Latin American concertos by composers such as Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chavez, Lavalle, Rodrigo, Bustos and others.Two of these Latin American concertos were premiered and dedicated to Pablo Diemecke.
Mr. Diemecke toured the Mediterranean, Europe, the British Isles, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland and Norway in 2007, playing a series of string quartet concerts in the Grand Princess Cruises’ Princess Theater, and in 2008, toured with together with the Artenostra Quartet.
Mr. Diemecke participated in the opening concert of a Mozart Festival in Florida (USA). Mr. Diemecke just returned from touring China, Japan, South Korea and Russia with a string quartet.
Among Pablo Diemecke’s awards and achievements are the following:
Gold Medal Grammy Award for the Carlos Chavez Violin Concerto, under "Best Classical Album", in 2002
Chosen for Grammy nomination for the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in 1994
Award from the City of Victoria, BC
Golden Lyre Award of Mexico