Venezuelan-born, U.S.-naturalized Pedro Eustache is an award-wining world-class flute/winds/electronics soloist, composer, lecturer, educator, researcher, with an extensive academic background and over 40 years’ worth of professional experience.
Eustache holds diplomas in classical flute from the Héctor Berlioz Conservatoire and the École du Musique d’Asnières in France, and did advanced flute studies with Aurèle Nicolet in Switzerland. He has a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in Jazz performance from the California Institute of the Arts. He also has studied with world music masters, including Hindustani classical music with the legendary Ravi Shankar and Hariprasad Chaurasia; Armenian duduk with Djivan Gasparyan; and Arabic nay with Nabil Abdmouleh. He did acoustic research in wind instrument with John Coltman and Peter Hoekje.
Eustache has years of orchestral symphonic experience (as a founding member of El Sistema’s Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela), and has a collection of some 600 musical instruments (both acoustic and electronic), many designed/built by himself.
He has concertized/recorded/toured with remarkable artists, composers, and producers, such as Paul McCartney, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Jr., Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Giacchino, Alex Acuña, Yanni, Anoushka Shankar, Googoosh, John Debney, James Newton Howard, John Powell, Herb Alpert, Thomas Newman, Ramin Djawadi, Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, and many others.
He is a first-call world winds soloist for Los Angeles recording studios, with over 120 film, TV, and videogame soundtracks, including The Passion of the Christ; Lion King 2; Munich; Indiana Jones IV; Coco; and Game of Thrones.