He began study early music at the Music Conservatory of the Toulouse Region (France) with Philippe Matharel, a member of Les Sacqueboutiers. Then, he moved to Switzerland on a scholarship from the Spanish and Swiss governments, where he studied cornet and musical interpretation at the Geneva Conservatory and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Bruce Dickey, where in 2006 he received a diploma in Early Music. As a cornet player, he has performed at many national and international early music festivals, with ensembles such as: La Reverencia, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Italian Concerto, Los afectos Divers, El canto de Orfeo, Tiento Nuovo, Ministriles Hispalensis, Capilla Compostelana, Collegium Vocale Lenzburg, La Royal Chapel, Oniria, Joanina Chapel, Ludovice Ensemble, Ottava Rima. He has recorded soundtracks to films: Juan la Loca (2001) Vicente Aranda, La conjura de El Escorial (2008) Antonio del Real, De Oculta Philosophia (2012) Daniel Villamediana and Broken Crown (2016) by Jordi Frades. He also took part in the Viaje del Parnaso play by Miguel de Cervantes, staged by the National Classical Theater Company of Spain. Manuel Pascual is a professor at the Department of Early Music of the Higher Music School in Extremadura (Musikex), where he also conducts courses in early music. Currently, Manuel Pascual is preparing a publication on the evolution of the practice of Renaissance and Baroque coronets in the Iberian Peninsula.

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