Concierto de Camille Saint-Saens para chelo y orquesta


“Mariscal always impresses with the expressive authenticity

of his interpretation…”

“He never allows a note to go unnoticed, even in passages

of less importance, he gives a special intensity…”



Radko Tichavsky

Ignacio Daniel Mariscal Martínez


  • Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Member of “Concertistas de Bellas Artes” (Concert Performers of the National Institute of Fine Arts) since 1982
  • Cello professor at the National School of Music of the UNAM
  • Bachelor´s degree in Cello from the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico
  • Cello specialization at Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and Utrecht Conservatorium in the Netherlands.
  • National Youth Award 1975
  • Honors diploma by the Organization of American States, OAS
  • Medal of University Merit 2004, National University of Mexico (UNAM).
  • Nominated for the National University Award 2014 for the Area of Cultural Dissemination
  • Full-time cello professor at the Faculty of Music of the UNAM
  • Trained and graduated cellists from several orchestras and chamber music groups around the country, as well as teachers from UNAM's Faculty of Music (FaM), INBA Artistic Initiation Schools, and the National Conservatory of Music


  • 11 CDs of cello´s Mexican music and international repertoire,
  • 2 CDs and 3 DVDs with pedagogical materials to support both cello teachers and students (beginners to advanced).


Other activities:

  • Organizer and coordinator of 3 national competitions, the first of their kind in Mexico: 1st National Violin Competition, 2nd National Violin Competition, and the 1st National Cello Competitions.
  • Organizer and coordinator of cello's 1st Mexican Music Festival (UNAM).
  • Gave radio and TV interviews in Mexico and around the world: Radio Educación, Radio UNAM, Opus 94, Radio Chicago, Radio France Internationale, Radio Quito (Ecuador), Canal 13, Canal 11, Canal 22, and Canal 4.
  • Served two terms as Representative of FaM before the Council of Cultural Diffusion of the UNAM
  • Member of FaM's Honorable Technical Council.
  • Has given more than 700 concerts in Mexico and around the world.
  • Belonged to several prestigious musical groups, such as Trío México, Cuarteto Casal, and Cuarteto Albani.