Pablo Issa Skaric_______________________________________
Pablo Issa Skaric enjoys a dynamic musical life performing in the orchestral, chamber music, and solo settings. Recently, Mr. Issa debuted at the
Newport Music Festival with The SoundScape Trio and premiered Elegy, a chamber
work by J. Rugani commissioned by The Petit Family Foundation. As a member of
the Nakumana Inemo Bolivian baroque ensemble, he presented concerts at the
Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Mr. Issa was a
member of the 2010 and 2013 Bachfest Cochabamba Orchestra in his native country
of Bolivia, where he also presented chamber music concerts with his mentor
Elizabeth Schwimmer on piano. In the upcoming concert season, Mr.
Issa will join the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra and tour South America with The SoundScape Trio and Cuatro Puntos Chamber Music Collective.
An active educator in both the traditional and Suzuki string methods, Mr. Issa is on faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, the Suzuki Music School of Westport, and The Community School of the Arts at the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Issa began playing the violoncello at age eleven at Instituto Eduardo Laredo in Cochabamba, Bolivia. There, he continued his academic and musical education through high school and attended the Interlochen Arts Camp during the summers of 2005 and 2006. He continued his musical education at the Interlochen Arts Academy and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in 2007. Mr. Issa earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Degree from The Hartt School. His primary instructors include Mihai Tetel, Regina Mushabac, and Crispin Campbell. Mr. Issa’s education was also made possible with the support of the Fundacion Arnoldo Schwimmer in Bolivia.