Described by George Crumb as a pianist with excellent technique and artistic insight, spanish pianist Fabio Álvarez combines musicality, great temperament and a talent for communication in his performances. He expresses his passion for music through his concerts with interpretive commentary and his commitment to art´s social role in his participation in benefit concerts.
After his debut at Carnegie Hall on July 2018, Fabio Álvarez releases his CD Musical Zodiac with the recording label Orpheus Classical including pieces of the award-winning American composer George Crumb (1929) with whow he worked personally for this project which he has received numerous awards and reviews such as the Melómano de Oro Award.
Sponsored by three foundations (Cum Laude, Gondra Barandiarán and FIDAH) and more than 60 private patrons Mr. Álvarez got his Master´s student under the tutelage of the renowned concert pianist and pedagoge Phillip Kawin at Manhattan School of Music.
Since studying with the French pianist Emmanuel Ferrer-Lalöe in Musikene (Basque Country, Spain) recent solo engagements have taken him to France, Portugal, Spain and the U.S.A performing at various venues as a recitalist and soloist with orchestra including: Carnegie Hall (New York), Greenfield Hall (New York), Theatre Elysium Camps (Bilbao, Spain), Le Prieuré du Mesnil Saint Martin (Aquitaine, France) or Neidorff-Karpati Hall (New York).
Fabio has specialized in many other fields as contemporary piano (Anthony de Mare and Ricardo Descalzo), vocal accompaniment (Raymond Beegle and Maciej Pikulski), chamber music (Irini Gaitani) and organ (Dr. Katherine Meloan). At the core of Fabio's interests is the promotion of contemporary composers worldwide and has already premiered several pieces for piano solo and chamber music.
He has been selected to participate in several international music festivals such as the 55th International University Seminar "Música en Compostela", entirely dedicated to Spanish Music; the 3rd Vigo Cultural Circle Seminar or the International Piano Festival "Jesús González Alonso".
Fabio has participated in many masterclasses with distinguished pianists and pedagoges, including: Ivo Pogorelich, Eldar Nebolsin, Imre Rohman, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Josep Colom, Marta Zabaleta, Ricardo Requejo, Jose Ramón Mendez, James Giles, Nino Kereselidze, Gustavo Díaz Jerez, Mariana Gurkova, Jean-Philippe Guillo, Aurélie Forre, María Jesús Crespo, Maria Teresa Perez and Alexander Kandelaki, among others.
Fabio resides in New York City where he combines his activity as teacher and Musical Director with concert tours and master class.
"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"
"Great creativity and imagination"
Jose Luis Troitiña, Manager of the Liceo de Ourense
Ramón G. Balado, Music Critic of El Correo Gallego