Born in Barcelona on November 18, 1959, he began his academic studies in music at the age of 11 at the Advanced City Conservatory of Music of Barcelona.
Even though Pardo has a solid academic foundation, he has maintained a self-taught spirit and sense of investigation that has defined him as an artist of aesthetic independence. His creativity is divided into two aspects: 1) the invention of language as a tool of expression and 2) his own musical creations. As a result, the works in his repertoire go from simple forms to works based on complex techniques - and all of them joined together by a very personal style.
Throughout his artistic career, he has received many awards and prizes: in 1986, the Ministry of Culture Grant; in 1988, the 5th Contest of Young Composers Prize of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia; also in 1988, the Cristobal Halffter National Composition Prize for Organ; in 1994, the JJMM Young Composers of Barcelona Second Prize; in 1996, the International Catalonia Prize for Choral Composition and the Second Prize in the National Composition Pelegrín of Xunta de Galicia.
He is a member of SGAE and the Association of Catalonian Composers. In 1993, he successfully won the seat of Professor of Theoretical Matters at the Municipal Conservatory of Music at Sabadell. He also serves as a music critic for Catalonian Music Magazine.
His catalog comprises over 45 diverse works including symphonies, chamber music, instrumental ensembles, and solo pieces.
In these five songs we perceive a perfect symbiosis between word and musical expression. The delicacy of the poems for children by Federico García Lorca, is highlighted by these melodies at its service.
Instantànies (Snapshots) is a collection of small piano pieces, designed from the spontaneity and patiently collected over the years.