Biography

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.

AWARDS

Orpheus Classical Musical Award

          Award for the debut CD Musical Zodiac for the best recording in 2018, Carnegie Hall, July 2019

Artist Visa 0-1

June 2018

Golden Melomaniac Award

           Best recording in April 2019 for Musical Zodiac Melómano Maganize April 2019

 

Editor´s Recommendation 

           Best recording in February 2019

for Musical Zodiac, The Composer Speaks

Gondra Barandiaran Scholarship

Grant of $30,000

FIDAH Scholarship

           Grant of $1,000

CUM LAUDE Scholarship

           Grant of $1,000

REVIEWS

“A pianist with excellent technique and artistic insight.”

           George Crumb, Composer, 2018

 

“An explosion of sensations, soul, technique and virtuosity.”

Yolanda Campos, Composer and Director Contemporary Musical Festival NAK, 2019

 

“Fabio captures the listener taking him to moments of tension and even fear in an explosion of sounds, to then direct this musical and astral journey towards passages where harmonies with a more classical air predominate, in which we can enjoy his great mastery of the piano.”

Ana Colmenarejo, Journalist, Melómano Digital Magazine, 2019

 

“Fabio Álvarez delights us with a brilliant, impressive and sensitive interpretation to achieve exquisite sound results.”

           Santi Riu, Journalist, Catalan Music Magazine, 2019

"The risk suits Fabio Álvarez".
El Correo
"Without a doubt, Álvarez interprets the repertoire in an excellent way, with security and firmness, endowing at all times this music with a halo of mystery that surrounds it, it captures the listener taking him to moments of tension and even fear in an explosion of sounds, to then direct this musical and astral journey towards passages where harmonies with a more classical air predominate, in which we can enjoy his great mastery of the piano ".
Ana Colmenarejo, Melómano Digital Magazine
"Fabio Álvarez offers us a masterful recording of the first two parts of Makrokosmos... an authentic sound volcano with moments of tranquility and moments of eruption."
Miguel Ángel Pérez Martín, Doce Notas
"Astonishing event...Unforgettable concert at the Theater Campos Elíseos in Bilbao. Thanks Fabio Álvarez"
AmiArte
"Great creativity and imagination"
André-Michel Schub
"Thanks Fabio for choosing the Liceo to offer this magnificente recital"

Jose Luis Troitiña, Manager of the Liceo de Ourense

 

"Fabio Álvarez shows a high level"

Ramón G. Balado,  Music Critic of El Correo Gallego