Pablo Andoni Olabarría is a Spanish composer and conductor currently based in Leipzig, Germany.

His compositional style can be defined as instrumental drone music, influenced by various sources like the music of composers Giacinto Scelsi or Phill Niblock, as well as other traditions not related to new music such as early medieval music, Georgian polyphonic singing, or drone metal. Through innovative playing techniques and hybridization of different instruments and devices, he works on creating his own sound world including sustained tones with rich spectra, complex vibrating microtonal structures, stretched melodies, and an extended perception of time, giving a ritualistic sense to his music. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles and orchestras, such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orquesta de València, United Instruments of Lucilin or Divertimento Ensemble and has had his music performed in international festivals like ManiFeste (Paris), Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Impuls (Graz) or Sampler Sèries (Barcelona), where he has also attended lessons by Alberto Posadas, Rebecca Saunders, Pierluigi Billone and Raphaël Cendo, among others.

As a conductor, he specializes in contemporary ensemble music, ranging from classics like Schoenberg, Grisey ot Kagel to newer pieces by renowned composers like Beat Furrer, Fabien Lévy or Stefano Gervasoni, as well as numerous premieres by numerous young composers. Having benefited from the council of renowned conductors like Sandro Gorli and Péter Eötvös, he has worked with ensembles like OCAZ Enigma and Divertimento Ensemble, as well as classical orchestras such as the Ciudad de León Young Orchestra or the Belgrade Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2022, he works as a teacher and conductor for new music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig.

Having completed his early musical training in Madrid, winning the Comunidad de Madrid Extraordinary Music Prize, he moved to Zaragoza to continue his studies in composition and conducting at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, with José María Sánchez Verdú, Juan José Eslava, Juan José Olives and Juan Luis Martínez as his professors. During this time, he received an Erasmus grant to study at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, where he learned from Mark André and Franz Martin Olbrisch. After finishing his Bachelor studies with honors, winning the Orchestra Composition Prize of the conservatory, he moved to Leipzig to study with Fabien Lévy and Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, graduating with honors in 2021.