Arroyo, Alberto

Spain
1989

Alberto Arroyo was born in Spain in 1989.  As a young pianist and composer, he travels to Boston to get lessons from Valentina Lass (New England Conservatory) and Alla Cohen (New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music)

Alla Cohen is considered his first tutor in composition, learning with her counterpoint, XXth century harmony and orchestration. Meanwhile, he studies  piano and composition in “Conservatorio Joaquín Turina” (Madrid) where he is nominee for the Hazen Piano Contest (2nd place). He also studies Musical Education in UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), where he is a member of the choir, travelling to Paris, Lisbon, Madrid (Auditorio Nacional de Música)  and many other cities in Spain. With the choir he has sung some of the most important choral pieces such as Beethoven´s 9th Symphony, Requiem by Faure, Requiem by J. Rutter , and many other pieces a capella.

Later he starts a new period in Saragossa (Spain), where he has J.M S-Verdú as his main teacher in composition, Héctor Parra, Agustín Charles, Nacho de Paz, J. Manuel López López and others.

In 2011 he is nominee for the international competition “Premio Jóvenes Compositores Fundación Autor-CNDM” (Fundacion Autor-CNDM Young Composers Prize), being “the youngest composer ever nominee”, obtaining the 3rd place.

He also has recieved lessons, masterclasses and courses from S. Sciarrino, S. Gubaidulina,  I. Fedele, P. Hurel, F. Panisello, C. Halffter, A. Posadas, L. de Pablo, R. Alessandrini, Canto Coronato, Trío Arbós, J. Rueda and others.

In the present he has recieved comisions from the NeuMusicJunge Ensemble (Salzburg), Universidad de Zaragoza (University of Saragossa), Llüisa Espigolé (contemporary pianist), Alicante Ensemble and others

He is also very interested in other arts and cultures, as well as in biology. The present course he is learning biology and esthetic in the University of Saragossa.