For Alberto Álvarez-Calero, music is primarily the art of communication. More precisely, conducting is to establish an empathetic connection with the musicians and the listeners through the works.
Born in Seville (Spain), this conductor does not focus on a particular style, but approaches repertoires from different periods with the same enthusiasm and thoroughness. He has a special interest in performing lesser-known pieces, without forgetting the general repertoire. When it comes to pieces from the late 18th and early 19th century, he does so on the basis of historically well-informed criteria.
He made his operatic debut conducting the operas I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) and Bluebeard´s Castle (Bartók), at the State Opera of Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).
He is founder and leader since 2016 of the Orquesta de cámara de Bormujos, one of the most active emerging professional chamber orchestras in the southwest of Spain, gaining good acceptance and critical acclaim. With it, the conductor is expanding new repertoires with works from the past performed little or not at all in the present, by composers such as J. Martin Kraus, P. Wranitzky, A. Gyrowetz, A. Eberl, Chevalier de Saint Georges, A. Salieri, etc. Concerned about the dissemination of historical music in society, Álvarez-Calero is carrying out innovative proposals with this orchestra, which makes the public feel motivated and involved.
Alberto Álvarez-Calero 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
He 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 at the Seville Superior Conservatory of Music "Manuel Castillo". He trained conducting with Juan Luis Pérez, György Ráth, Michail Jurowsky, Bruno Aprea, Vakhtang Jordania, Pedro Halffter, Maximiliano Zumalave, Manuel Hernández Silva, or Enrique García Asensio.
Plus music, he is Graduate in Geography and History (major in Art), and Doctor in the University of Seville, where he teachs. He belogs to the Department of Artistic Education. Occasionally he lectures on music.
He has published books and quite a lot of musical research articles about Music. His last books are titled John Dowland. La música inglesa en tiempos de melancolía ["John Dowland. The English music in times of melancholy"], Ed. Fórcola, 2022), and La importancia de la escucha y el silencio ["The importance of the listening and the silence"], Ed. Profit, 2020).