Patxi Montero was born in Pamplona (Navarra) and began studying the double bass and viola da gamba at the Pablo Sarasate conservatory of his home town. In 1994 he moved to Vienna where he studied viola da gamba at the Hochschule, and violone at the Konservatorium. He received a scholarship from the Navarra Ministry of Culture for three years and another scholarship from the Spanish Ministres of Culture to continue his studies, receiving his diploma with distinction (cum laude).
Patxi Montero went on to continue his viola da gamba studies in Italy, first with Alberto Rasi, and then with Roberto Gini at the Parma Conservatory. He has since performed as a viol and violone player with the Wiener Singerknaben, Wien Barock, La Capella della Pietà dei Turchini, Accademia strumentale italiana, Al Ayre Español, I Barocchisti, Ensemble Concerto, Zefiro, Concerto Italiano, Il Giardino Armonico, La Risonanza and Europa Galante, appearing in numerous prestigious festivals thoughout Europe, in Israel, Egypt, Japan, Turkey, South America, the United States and Canada, under conductors René Clemencic, Antonio Florio, Bart Kuijken, Paul Goodwin, Eduardo Lopez-Banzo, Diego Fasolis, Alfredo Bernardini, Roberto Gini, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Bonizzoni, Giovanni Antonini and Fabio Biondi.
He is one of the few viol players to have been invited to perform at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Patxi Montero has recorded Bach’s Gambe Sonaten for Brilliant, as well as another recordings for several labels including EMI-Virgin, Astrée, Opus 111, Stradivarius, and Dynamic, and is currently the principal viol and violone player of Europa Galante.
As a chamber player he has worked with such internationally renowned soloists as Jaap ter Linden, Frank Theuns, Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Marc Hantai, Alfredo Bernardini, Kenneth Weiss and Bruce Dickey. He has played in duo with Wielan Kuijken, Juan Manuel Quintana, Guido Balestracci and in trio with Lina Tur and Kenneth Weiss.His on-going research has led him to be one of the rare performers of the Baryton and the Lirone.
Patxi Montero teaches violone at the Vienna Conservatory as well as viola da gamba at the G. Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro.