ABOUT

For Alberto Álvarez, the music is the art of communicating. More exactly, conducting is establishing an empathic connection with the musicians and the listeners through the works.

Born in Seville (Spain), this conductor does not focus on a specific style, but he approaches with the same enthusiasm and meticulousness the repertoire of different periods. He is especially interested in boarding lesser known pieces. When it comes to the late 18th and early 19th centuries works, he does so based on historical criteria.

Recently he made his operatic debut, conducting the operas I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) and Bluebeard´s Castle (Bartók), at the State Opera of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).

In 2016 he has successfully founded the "Orquesta de cámara de Bormujos", one of the most active emerging professional chamber orchestras in southwestern Spain. With his chamber orchestra, Álvarez Calero is interested to extending new repertoires with works from the past that had been performed little or nothing in the present, as of the composers J. Martin Kraus, A. Salieri, P. Wranitzky, A. Gyrowetz, etc.  Álvarez Calero is concerned about the diffusion of classical music in society, and so he is carrying out some innovative proposals with the same orchestra, that makes the attendees feel motivated and participate in the process of creating the concert.

Alberto Álvarez has conducted orchestras like Chamber Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Russian Federal Orchestra, Orquesta Joven de Andalucía (OJA), Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE), Orquesta Sinfónica Ciutat d'Elx, Orquesta de Cámara "Manuel de Falla", Orquesta de Cámara "Andrés Segovia", etc.

Álvarez is also founder of the "Maese Rodrigo" Choir (2006-2019), with which he won a First Prize in the 10th International Competition "Venezia in musica" (2012).

After studying first guitar until obtaining the professional title, later he reaches the title of Direction of Choir by the Seville Superior Conservatory of Music "Manuel Castillo". He trained conducting mainly with the conductor Juan Luis Pérez and members of the Royal Orchestra Symphony of Seville. He also participated in masterclasses headed by conductors like György Ráth, Michail Jurowsky, Bruno Aprea, Vakhtang Jordania, Pedro Halffter, Maximiliano Zumalave, Manuel Hernández Silva, or Enrique García Asensio.

He is also a Graduate in History of Art, and also Doctor in the University of Seville. He is professor of music at that University, in subjects such as the master of live performance arts.

He has published some books and quite musical research articles about Music. His last books are titled La importancia de la escucha y el silencio ["The importance of the listening and the silence"], Ed. Profit, 2020), and John Dowland. La música inglesa en tiempos de melancolía ["John Dowland. The English music in times of melancholy"], Ed. Fórcola, 2021 (in printing process).