Pedro Eustache

Flute soloist - Saxes-World Music Woodwinds - Wind Synthesist & Composer

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"From East to West, from Ancient to Modern"...

Mr. Eustache: a new direction in creative Woodwinds doubling

Talking about woodwind players, we live in a time of explosive growth in both musical level & technical command in instrumental music. There are extraordinary flautists, phenomenal saxophonists, marvelous woodwind players, amazing masters in flutes and woodwinds from different cultures of the world, and they ALL are absolutely powerful at what they have specialized in

There are others that pursue more than one musical direction--beyond the traditional WWs doubling--while going after e/o of them as if they where their only activity. Case in point: Pedro Eustache. As a flautist alone, for example, he can "wear" the solo-recital, symphonic, jazz, pop, studio musician, Latin, world-music, and contemporary/avant-garde "hats" with profound stylistic appropriateness, changing from one to the other with effortless flexibility, in a natural way that is indeed--and without a doubt--extremely rare. If we add to this his musical knowledge & technical command in the 'reeds' [saxophones & bass clarinet]; world- music woodwinds [close to 600, from all six continents]; and wind synthesis [both as a programmer & performer] we find a remarkable, deeply committed artist truly consumed by what he defines as "his Calling".

It is not common-in our times of 'doing-one-thing' super-specialists--to find this sort of 'musical pentathlonist', someone that can go easily from sitting in a Symphony Orchestra, to playing a solo-flute recital, then to improvise over Jazz standards, performing in deep musical understanding from Bach, to 'Charanga', to Sys-Ex & computer-based interactive music, to the South-American kena; 'jumping' from the Armenian duduk to the Australian didgeridoo, to the wind synths; from Mozart, to Coltrane, from Indian Ragas to Persian music, from the Cuban flute trad. of José Fajardo to the endless flute & compositional world of James Newton, from Brazilian genius composer & multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Paschoal to the Middle Eastern bamboo nay flutes, he studies and 'digs' them all, out of sheer admiration & profound respect.

The pursuit--in a real, not superficially/simplistic way--of so many 'different' musical directions allowed him to achieve a 'voice' that is richly unique & personal, yet anchored by realistic humility. He knows that each one of them demands a lifetime of well focused, concentrated dedication, yet he keeps going after them with stubborn single-mindedness. In his own words he is "in the 'business' of following orders from Above". Where others in his place would perhaps fall in the trap of self-glorification, Pedro straightforwardly acknowledges that the merit is due solely "to The One that gave me the gift".

Quoting him still, he says: "God made me a musician to keep me humble for the rest of my life. Where others in his place would perhaps fall in the trap of self-glorification, Pedro straightforwardly acknowledges that the merit is due solely "to The One that gave me the gift". Quoting him still, he says: "God made me a musician to keep me humble for the rest of my life.How could I not be humbled by so many preceding great historic masters-geniuses, like J.S. Bach, J. Coltrane, Beethoven, Acharya Allaudin Khan, Ch. Parker, J. Brahms, Pndt. Ravy Shankar, W.A. Mozart, N. Banerjee, Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, Pndt. Hariprasad Chaurassia, Etc.?"

• We could say, perhaps, that Pedro embodies--more than the flautist of the 21st. century--the creative multi-directional Woodwinds-soloist of the next millennium!

• In Pedro's own words: "I simply hope--and I really work hard at this, through 'active submission'--that someday, whenever I see my Creator I would be able to give Him an answer worthy of the 'package-of- grace' he entrusted me with."


Activities

Pedro Eustache's mutidirectionality...

Reviews

“Pedro Eustache was a riveting, intense soloist on the folk flutes”

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, “Noche de Cine” L.A. Phil’s & Gustavo Dudamel Hollywood Bowl concert review

"Eres un monstruo Pedro!!!..."

Maestro Jorge Pardo, genius Flamenco & Jazz soloist

“In his [Pedro’s] lips & hands, wind becomes music”...

Ruben Luengas, star-journalist

“Your 'Suite Concertante for World WWs & Orchestra’ will become emblematic to our organization".

Dr. José Antonio Abreu, genius-founder of “El Sistema”.

"Bravíssimo for your "Suite Concertante for World WWs & Orchestra"]... but, of course, I couldn't expect anything less from you!!"

Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, Orchestral conductor extraordinaire

"... your recent ["Suite Concertante for World WWs & Orchestra"] Caracas performance...Tremendous! Moving! Fascinating! Riveting!…”

Mtro. Fergus McWilliam, French Horn soloist, Berlin Philharmonic

“To listen your ‘Suite Concertante for World WWs & Orchestra’ was like hearing something we had never ever heard before, yet has always been there!"

Prof. Victor Rojas, manger of the “Simon Bolivar” Venezuelan Symphony Orchestras.

...”I am absolutely astonished with your “Suite Concertante for World WWs & Orchestra”! ...Congratulations on an unbelievable work of sheer genius!..."

John Bisharat, Composer-Arranger-Conductor, Los Angeles, USA

"amazing! the music is so beautiful and of course your playing is brilliant!..."

Anoushka Shankar, genius virtuoso-Sitarist

“…we enjoyed tremendously your at performing and your creativity in producing unusual and fascinating instruments."

Dr. John Coltman, genius engineer-acoustician extraordinaire

"Very impressive "...

John Williams, genius composer-conductor

"That [solo] came from the heart!"...

Steven Spielberg, genius film director

"You're crazy, man... YOU'RE CRAZY!! "

Stevie Wonder, super-star genius musician

"Pedro, you have the annointing of the Lord! "...

Pastor Benny Hinn, evangelist/preacher

..."Brilliant!"...

Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar, legendary genius Composer/Sitarist virtuoso

"Pedro is the best flautist in the whole world"...

Yanni, New Age super-star

"Pedro is the United Nations of the Woodwinds!!"

Prof. Dai Shuhong, the Conservatory of Chinese Music, Shanghai-PR. of CHINA

..."Pedro could always be counted on to perform on flute, bass clarinet, and tenor sax with tremendous stylistic flexibility, lyricism, poignancy, and buckets of soulful energy....He has been touring the world, touching many souls with his God given voice"

Dr. James Newton III, genius composer/flautist extraordinaire

..."Pedro!... your talent and genius as composer, performer, arranger and improviser are so present in these compositions!... Bravo for your work and your gift!"

Emmanuel Pahud, flute super-star soloist, principal flute with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

'Dear Pedro…Thank you and 'bravo' a thousand times for this magnificent achievement."

Maestro Raymond Guiot, international flute soloist/composer

"The range of Pedro's repertoire in varied music forms, the incredible quality of his skill and the stirring vitality and remarkable sensitivity in his delivery, give the term "world class" a whole new dimension of worth in meaning."

Dr. Jack W. Hayford, D.Lit. Pastor

..."Pedro Eustache, composer and brilliant musician... blew the audience away, playing the duduk, didgeridoo, saxophone, flute and bansuri (instruments many hadn't known before). Full of spirit and life, as well as monumental skill, he was a huge crowd pleaser!"

Pat Taylor, the California Philharmonic concert review, The Tolucan Times

..."the unparalleled and wizardly duduk & svhi player Pedro Eustache, the Venezuelan genius performer who in Ara Gevorkians successfull concert would have his lyon's share..."

“Massis” weekly, review, L.A.

Endorsements

  • Guo Flutes

    Grenadite concert "C" flute, Grenadite soprano flute in "G", Dynalance metal headjoint... Great instruments

  • RS Berkeley

    Sopranino, and gold-plated Virtuoso Tenor Saxophones, Volare VOL 905 silver concert "C" flute: SPECTACULAR INSTRUMENTS! THANK YOU LES!

  • Beechler Diamond Mouthpieces

    I play the Beechler Diamond M7S Alto sax mouthpiece... phenomenal!

  • Finale 2014

    Make Music's Finale 2014, the most amazing music notation program ever...

  • Hall Crystal Flutes

    Hall Crystal Flutes & Didgeridoo.

  • Hollywoodwinds

    Great saxes... thanks Rheuben!

Solo Recordings

Hymns-Himnos

This more than 25 years overdue project reflects my life-long musical ‘calling’. They are instrumental versions of hymns from the evangelical Christian tradition. May this Truth bless you the same way He have bless me through all these years…

Global M-Vission

This project --which is a direct consequence of a lifetime of studying different musical cultures of the World, as well as the power of new technologies-- engages the listener into a reality geographies &/or chronology.

The Giant Sleeps

This is my second solo statement. By 'reformatting' the traditional Latin-Jazz setup [guitar substituting for piano & flute/bs. clar.] new possibilities arise. From Coltrane to E. Dolphy, based on his Latin roots--Pedro pays tribute to some of his main jazz influences.

Strive for Higher Realities

Traditional afro-rhythms & drums--from his native Venezuela-- converge with lush harmonic textures and powerful improvisation in Pedro Eustache's debut as a leader. The project was recorded in Venezuela in its entirity

Contact

Email: pedroflute@yahoo.com

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