Born in Munich, with Spanish parents, he is without doubt the most international Spanish cellist right now. In 2010 he made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious concert series of Ibermusica playing the Elgar concerto, being reinvited to the cycle, where he performed a recital in 2012 with great success of audience and critics.
His future engagements include, among others, his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and his Chief Conductor, Charles Dutoit and the Gewandhaus Orchester with Riccardo Chailly.
In Spain he has recently performed with orchestras such as the Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, Oviedo Filarmonía, Orquesta Simfònica de Barcelona y Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, etc. His future engagements include: Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Orquesta Nacional de España or the Orquesta de Castilla y León, among others.
In 2002 he was awarded with the Ravel price as soloist and chamber musician, being invited to perform at the most prestigious festivals and halls such as the Schleswig Holstein Festival, Ravinia Festival, Thy Music Festival, Palos Verdes Festival in California, Holland Music Sessions, Taos Music Festival, New Mexico, etc.
For five years the Young Artist International Organization has been inviting him to participate at the International Laureates Festival in Los Angeles, California. His recital tours in USA have led him to play in New York, Boston, Dallas, San Diego and Los Angeles.
He has performed at major venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Ford Theater in Los Angeles, l’Auditori and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, etc.
Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas has collaborated with conductors such as Eduard Schmieder, José Ramón Encinar, Friedrich Haider, Enrique Batiz, Antoni Ros Marbà, Anu Tali, Pablo González, Michael Thomas, Roberto Minczuk and many others.
Among his recordings we can highlight a recital program with pieces by Barber, Rachmaninov and Piazzolla and the complete cycle of the cello suites by J.S. Bach, both of them recorded for Verso label.
He started his piano studies in Munich and at the age of 14 he started playing the cello. Among his teachers we can highlight Elías Arizcuren, Lluis Claret, Gary Hoffman, who said “Adolfo is an outstanding young cellist” and Bernard Greenhouse, who said “Adolfo is a cellist of exceptional ability, both as an instrumentalist and as a superbly gifted musician. I expect that these qualities will bring him a career of great importance.”.