Pedro Rosenthal Campuzano

Pedro Rosenthal Campuzano began his musical studies with piano and percussion. From the age of nine he was involved in various musical ensembles, for traditional Spanish music as well as wind orchestras and rock bands, among others.

He studied classical percussion in Pamplona, Spain, in the Pablo Saraste Conservatory of Music, where he and his colleague Marc Pérez won a Chamber Music Competition with a percussion duo. After two years of studies, he was accepted to the prestigious University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar in Weimar, Germany. In the same period, he successfully passed auditions for multiple orchestras, most notably the Staatskapelle Weimar, which with 450 years of history is one of the oldest orchestras in the world and has been conducted by J.S. Bach, F. Liszt and R. Strauss, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Daniel Barenboim, with which he has performed with soloists such as Martha Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, YoYo Ma and Daniel Barenboim himself.

Since 2018, he is a Principal Percussionist in the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra. In 2021 he was invited to serve as an instructor for young orchestras in Santander, Soria, Spain, and he frequently plays in orchestras in Spain, Germany and with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

In addition to his percussion career, Pedro engages in other musical disciplines such as composition, arrangements, contemporary music, improvisation and ethno/traditional percussion.