ABOUT

For Alberto Álvarez Calero the music is the art of communicating, more than anything else. Conducting an orchestra is mainly for him to establishing an empathic connection with the musicians and the listeners through the works. His principals features can resume in freshness, energy and perfectionism, without forgetting the technique and interpretive rigor. 

Born in Seville (Spain), this conductor tries to carry out in each programme the stylistic essence of each piece. He works with scrupulous care and delicacy especially when the pieces belong to the end of the 18th century and the early 19th century, from criteria historically well informed. However, this conductor does not focus on a specific style, but also addresses repertoires of later stages with the same enthusiasm and thoroughness.

Recently, Alberto Álvarez Calero has been invited to conduct the operas I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) and Bluebeard´s Castle (Bartók) at the National Opera House in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), on March 19.

In 2016 he founded the Bormujos Chamber Orchestra, one of the most active emerging professional chamber orchestras in southwestern Spain, obtaining good acceptance and criticism. 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, such as the inclusion of musical workshops for children while he runs some of his concerts, or the fact of previously sharing his impressions about the programme, or the day to day of the orchestra with the audience. With this interaction, the attendees feel motivated and participate in the process of creating the concert.

Previously Alberto Álvarez Calero has conducted some orchestra like Russian Federal Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, 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 Calero is also the founder of the "Maese Rodrigo" Choir (2006-2019), with which he won a First Prize in the 10th International Competition "Venezia in musica" (2012). 

As composer, Alberto Álvarez Calero has premiered works for different genres in Spain and Italy, and published works for guitar or flute plus guitar. 

He also has published some books and quite musical research articles about Music History, some Spanish composers from the Early Music Age, or about Musical Education. 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).

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. He also participated in masterclasses headed by others conductors like Enrique García Asensio; Vakhtang Jordan; Pedro Halffter; Maximiliano Zumalave; Manuel Hernández Silva; Bruno Aprea or Michail Jurowsky.

He is also a Bachelor in History of Art, and also Doctor in the University of Seville. In that university he is Professor in the subjects of the music area.

In addition, several foreign orchestras have shown their intention to count on him after the pandemic passes (like the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, "La Verdi", in Milano, the Sofia Philarmonic Orchestra, or the Singapore Symphonic Orchestra, for example).