Considered the most outstanding Spanish cellist of his generation, Asier Polo was born in 1971 and studied with Maria Kliegel and Ivan Monighetti. Winner of numerous awards and competitions, he has enjoyed a busy career as a soloist, appearing with some of the most distinguished conductors, including Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gerhard Herwig, Antoni Wit, Juan José Mena and Pinchas Steinberg, and prestigious orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, São Paulo Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and RAI in Turin. A champion of new compositions, he has a commitment to Spanish music and contemporary repertoire, with dedications from leading Spanish composers and twelve recordings of new music for the cello. He frequently combines with the rôle of soloist that of chamber musician, appearing with colleagues of musical distinction. He plays a cello by Francesco Ruggieri (Cremona 1689).