Pedro José Bernárdez Sarría

Composer-Performer

I'm a composer interested in creating objectively great works- works that are masterful in construction and move the mind- works that shimmer and extoll all that is great about the human condition. As such I continue to study and think about the objectively great in music- and to create appropriately.

TESTIMONALS & PRESS

TESTIMONIALS

 

“Possesses a set of skills beyond what is normally encountered in the industry”

Alan Ett, CEO Alan Ett Creative Group (A&E, ABC/DISNEY, AMC, CBS, FOX, VH1, The History Channel)


“I firmly believe that we are confronted with a rare case of exceptional talent. Besides showing an outstanding technical ability at the keyboard, natural flair as a composer with an acute sense of form, harmonic structure, and perfect pitch, what impress[ed] me most is his artistic instinct, his creativity and his capacity to integrate thought into new models and ideas.”
Eduardo Marturet, Music Director of the Miami Symphony Orchestrated Composer (Oriana, Manuela Saenz, A mi me gusta, Francisco de Miranda)


“It is rare, indeed, to encounter someone as accomplished and talented as Pedro Bernardez.
Diana Arismendi, Composer, President of the Latin American Contemporary Music Festival

 

“I certify his skills for composition and have no doubt about his conditions and talent”

Alfredo Rugeles, Conductor, Music Director of the Latin American Contemporary Music Ensemble
 

“Es un músico creativo, audaz, disciplinado y con estilo propio; su música se define sola. Compartir su visión y trabajar junto a él fue en todo momento un placer”

("He's a creative, audacious and disciplined musician with his own style; his music defines itself. Sharing his vision and working with him was a pleasure every step of the way")

Yael Farache, best-selling author and blogger (Acapulco70)

 

“His music is always improving and delving into new depths of sonic experimentation”

Brett Stewart, Producer, The Jukebox Podcast


“An extraordinary artist in every sense of the word”
Daniel Belardinelli, Composer, Ramblin’ Man Music (ESPN, SubHysteria, Age of Monster, Lamb) 

 

The song came out wonderfully! I feel like I got a custom Sondheim piece. I can't decide if I want to add anything else, it seems so perfect as it is.
Nicole Olivia, Lyricist, on "April's Dismay"

 

Pedro José Bernárdez Sarría has been an excellent pianist for my project.. quick and straight to work.. Thanks
Brandon Willoughby, Producer and Vocalist
 

 

PRESS

 

McDonald's CRED Series, 2012; McDonald's-sponsored documentary featuring me and composer/producer/orchestrator  Germaine Franco (Coco, Walk with Me, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, How to Train your Dragon 2, The Bourne Supremacy, Margarita)

Richard Kessler, Dewey 21C Arts Journal Blog, Jon Deak Guest Blogger, Creating Music with El Sistema Series, April 17-30 2010; mentions my participation as a teacher in master composer Diana Arismendi and former New York Philahormonic contrabassist Jon Deak's El Sistema-sponsored composition workshop for children

Fundación BBVA Provincial, Expedición 2004; announcement of my composition winning one of the spots on Ruta Quetzal 2004 (Banco BBVA, Government of Spain, The Spanish Crown

Fundación BBVA Provincial, Expedición 2004; announcement of my composition winning the Ruta Quetzal 2004 prize

El Mundo, Dirario de Ruta Quetzal 2004; shows my participation in the 2004 Ruta Quetzal

El Universal, April 20, 2004 issue; describes my participation in the 2004 Ruta Quetzal

 

El Mundo, Dirario de Ruta Quetzal 2004; shows my participation in the 2004 Ruta Quetzal

Brett Stewart's "The Jukebox" podcast, Episode 24 (September 25 2016); three of my tracks were chosen by Brett Stewart to be showcased on his podcast

NM421, June 8, 2013 issue; Vox Novus' newsletter; announcement of one of my pieces being selected for the Minutes of Fame David Bohn 2013 concert in Appleton, WI

No Conduct Radio; my music was featured on season 3 episode 5

Beyond the Record; interview about my music

Yoly Rojas, MESTIZAJE CULTURAL Y NACIONALISMO EN LA MÚSICA ELECTROACÚSTICA IBEROAMERICANA DE LA PRIMERA DÉCADA DEL S. XXI: EL CASO CONCRETO DE VENEZUELA, April 2015, p. 219, p. 247-248, p. 338-339, p- 343; one of my works, Elementos, was showcased in Dr. Yoly Rojas' doctoral thesis

 El Panamericano News, September 2013 issue, p. 21; describes my participation as pianist in the Confirmation ceremony of Alexandra B'Lamas

Pablo Alberto Gil Rodulfo, ESTUDIO DEL RÍTMO, MELODÍA Y ARMONÍA DEL JAZZ EN COMPOSICIONES, ARREGLOS E IMPROVISACIONES DE EDWARD SIMON (n. 1969), June 2010, p. iv

El Nacional, August 7, 2007 DOMINGO issue, p. 10; mentions me as one of several precocious children