Alvaro Gallego

Alvaro Gallego

Viola Professor

17 - 22 of July

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Born in Madrid in 1988. Viola Superior Degree (2010) and Viola Pedagogy Degree (2011) with Professor Alan Kovacs at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (RCSMM). In July 2010 he has been granted a scholarship and special mention from the Carl Flesch Akademie in Baden-Baden and a scholarship from the BBVA Foundation to study in Berlin with Professor Hartmut Rohde in 2012/2013.

He has been principal violist of Madrid Young Orchestra (JORCAM), Bayreuth Junger Künstler Orchestra Festival (Germany), String Orchestra of the RCSMM and Spanish National Young Orchestra (JONDE). He is also a founding member of the Iberoamerican Youth Orchestra (OJI) under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. Since 2010, he has also been a member of the Schweslig-Holstein and Verbier festivals, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO), touring Europe and being conducted by Antonio Pappano, David Afkham, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti and Philippe Jordan, among others.

He collaborates with the Spanish National Orchestra (OCNE), the Valencia Orchestra and the Spanish Radiotelevision Orchestra (OSRTVE), working there as interim in 2010/2011. Since 2012, he is working at the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (OCV) under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Jurowsky, Henrik Nanasi, Plácido Domingo, Roberto Abbado, Fabio Biondi and Zubin Mehta, among others.

He has taken part as soloist in festivals as the Accademia Neue Musik of the Bolzano- Bozen Festival (Italy) and Festival Otoño Musical in Soria (Spain). As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Borgia SQ and the Vaikus String Quartet with recitals in Pilas (Seville), San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante), Museo de Bellas Artes (Valencia), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid) and Montaut de Vilarrèal (France).

He gives lectures at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia in 2013 and 2016. Since 2013, he is a viola professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA).