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MAD RUSH

PHILIP GLASS

FABIO ÁLVAREZ PIANO

NOW AVAILABLE!

Awarded with the Orpheus Classical Music Award (2019) and the Melómano de Oro (2019) for his first record project MUSICAL ZODIAC (Orpheus Classical 2018), Fabio Álvarez has been defined by critics as a brilliant, impressive and sensitive pianist (Revista Musical Catalan 2019).


Trained in the US at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, Fabio obtained his Master of Music with the highest qualification under the tutelage of the renowned pianist and pedagogue Philip Kawin, having previously obtained his Piano Performance Undergraduate´s Degree at Musikene, Conservatorio Superior de Música del País Vasco with Ricardo Requejo and Emmanuel Ferrer-Lalöe.


Specialized in contemporary repertoire with Anthony De Mare and Ricardo Descalzo, at the heart of Fabio's interests is the promotion of contemporary composers around the world and he has already premiered several pieces for solo piano, having personally worked with world-renowned composers as George Crumb (1929 – 2022), with whom he prepared his first record project.

 

Fabio has played in some of the most prestigious international halls such as Carnegie Hall (New York), the Juan March Foundation (Madrid), the Manuel de Falla Auditorium (Granada) or the Campos Elíseos Theater (Bilbao), and he was also selected to participate in festivals such as the NAK Festival of Contemporary Music of Navarra 2019, III Festival of Women in Music, XII and XIV Festival of Performers Teresa Berganza.
 

Fabio has received advice from distinguished pianists and pedagogues, including: Ivo Pogorelich, Eldar Nebolsin, Imre Rohman, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Josep Colom, Marta Zabaleta, Jose Ramón Méndez, James Giles, Nino Kereselidze, Gustavo Díaz Jerez, Mariana Gurkova , Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forre, María Jesús Crespo, María Teresa Pérez and Alexander Kandelaki, among others.


Fabio currently resides in Madrid (Spain) where he combines his concert activity and concerttours with his pedagogical activity.

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October 27th, 2022

Interview in La Dársena with Jesús Trujillo. 

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August 21th, 2022

"The pianist brought the entire audience to their feet applauding the great concert he offered"

La Región, newspaper

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October 25th, 2022

Interview in La Hora Azul with Jon Bandrés. 

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October 13th, 2022

Fabio´s latest album it is now available for purchase!

September 9th, 2022

Mad Rush Video Teaser is out now!

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August 20th, 2022

Recital at Xulio Vazquez Hall in A Pobra de Trives, Ourense (SPAIN)

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January 28th, 2022

Picture with IBS Director Paco Moya at Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada (SPAIN).

May 30th, 2021

Recital at Fundación Juan March in Madrid (SPAIN). Makrokomos Vol. I & II by George Crumb

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In New York it is impossible, almost forced, not to end up trapped by the music of Philip Glass. His operas sound at the Metropolitan Opera, his portrait by Chuck Close on the 86th Street subway and that “Mad Rush” of the city that never sleeps. This project was born influenced by the performer’s musical moment and circumstances after having lived in the Big Apple for 7 years. This “Mad Rush – Philip Glass” project has brought together some of the most representative pieces by one of the most influential composers on the current music scene, recently awarded the XIV BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Music and Opera “for his extraordinary contribution to musical creation and opera, with a great impact on the history of music in the 20th and 21st centuries”, according to the jury.

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Makrokosmos I & II (1972/73) is one of the most complete and influential cycles of the new technical resources of the piano from the latter twentieth century.

Each piece is assigned a zodiac sign reflecting his preoccupation with time and space.

Crumb exploits all the pianistic color tones imaginable on the keyboard and inside the piano by traversing the entire pitch range of the instrument, using the three pedals, exploiting an (extraordinarily wide dynamic range through amplification), using the pianist's hands to strike, pluck and scrape the strings and through the use of objects: chains, glass tumblers, metal plectrums, metal thimbles, sheets of paper or a wire brush.

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