Yet another sign pointing me toward Compostela.
Eighteen months went by, and Pablo, now seventeen years old, was fully formed as a virtuoso cellist. In the fall of 1894 he played some concerts in the provinces with a chamber ensemble. In Santiago de Compostela, one review praised to the moon "a violoncellist of such extraordinary merit that, hearing him play, one wants to examine his instrument to see if there exists inside some nest of spirits entrusted with producing such outpouring of art."
(Siblin 40, The Cello Suites)
Google searching more about Casals in Santiago de Compostela directed me to a discovery of Manuel Quiroga Losada (same first name and initials as my father!), Casals' contemporary, violinist, composer and artist.