Venezuelan-born Pedro Eustache is an openly creative solo flautist — "World-Music" woodwinds / reeds / synthesist-composer — with a unique, richly eclectic, multi-directional personal voice. His musical language is the direct result of years of both solid studies and professional experience in the classical-European, Jazz, World-Music, Popular, and Computer/Electronic music art forms. He graduated from two European conservatories in classical music, has a M.F.A. in Jazz in the USA, and has studied world music disciplines with some of the greatest masters, including India’s living legend Pandit. Ravi Shankar and matchless bansuri master Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, as well as Armenian duduk with maestro Djivan Gasparian, and to name but a few.
Mr. Eustache’s professional activities go from solo western classical recitals, to more than seven years of symphonic experience, to jazz concerts, pop, world music [traditional and cross-over], in tours, live performances, recordings and lecturing.
He is the main world-winds instrumentalist in John Debney’s soundtrack for Mel Gibson’s filmThe Passion of the Christ [nominated for best film-music for the 2005 Oscars]. He was a featured soloist in the ’05 Grammy-award winner Concert For George, playing for the first time ever the Armenian duduk in a traditional Indian classical music setting, as a member of India’s living legend, and his teacher, Pndt. Ravi Shankar (Pedro is his only latin-american disciple). For more than 10 years he has been the featured winds soloist with new-age super-star Yanni, and has performed, recorded, and/or toured with many others, like latin-rock super star Shakira, virtuoso composer/flautist James Newton, Jr., rock star Don Henley, Persian diva Googoosh, and Latin extraordinary Alex Acuña, among many others.
Pedro is the main world winds soloist featured in many movie soundtracks, including Steven Spielberg’s film Munich with film music composer legend, John Williams; Peter Jackson’s King Kong with James Newton Howard (also in The Interpreter, The Village, and Hidalgo) as well as in Warner Bros. Syriana with Alexandre Desplat (and Djivan Gasparian!), as well as in the first Hollywood-Bollywood co-production Marigold, with Graeme Revell. Other film, TV and Video Games soundtrack recordings include: maestro Michel Colombier† (Largo Winch), Danny Elfman (The Hulk), Tim Truman (Jeremiah), Russell Brower (Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®), and most recently he is the featured world winds soloist in Pirates of the Caribbean 3 with Hans Zimmer, among many others.
He is featured in two songs — including a duet with former-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, in his latest, fall ’05, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard and Growing Up, Falling Down single CDs.
With a collection of around 500 instruments from all over the world — many of which are uniquely custom-designed and built by him — he holds a unique position in the international performing and recordings studio scenes, being first in demand for many solo artists, and producers, film and TV sound-track composers.
Mr. Eustache’s performances are full of tremendous uplifting synergy, which seem to contrast with the tragedy he and his wife Sara suffered years ago, when they lost their 3-year-old daughter, Ginette Esther, to brain cancer.
Pedro publicly thanks The Almighty for his gifts, and dedicates his art to ‘The One’ Who validates the purpose of his existence; to "The Father of Lights," source of all.