Artistic Director & President of the Jury at the 1st Madrid Shigeru Kawai Piano Competition

The First Shigeru Kawai City of Madrid Piano Competition was held from the 4th to the 7th of April with great success. This contest organized by Kawai Spain in collaboration with EPTA Spain has appointed Ana Guijarro, Honorary President of EPTA Spain, and Alberto Urroz, current EPTA President, as artistic directors. The Competition Final was … [Read more…]

Scarlatti Sonatas, available now!

“Scarlatti Sonatas”, the new commercial recording by Alberto Urroz on Ibs Classical has been released and can be purchased on the label’s page as well as digitally on iTunes, amazon, etc., and physically at distribution points such as El Corte Inglés. This selection of 14 sonatas gathers some of the most well-known along with others scarcely … [Read more…]

Extraordinary Doctorate Award for the best thesis in Arts and Humanities by the UAX

Alberto Urroz has been awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Award by the University Alfonso X el Sabio for the best doctoral thesis in Arts and Humanities of the 2016-2017 academic year, with special mention to his thesis director, Dra. Alicia Villar Lecumberri. The thesis “Optimization of the teaching-learning process of piano technique: models to develop efficiency … [Read more…]

Invited to the IV “Encontro” of EPTA Portugal and the 40th International Conference held in Malta

Alberto Urroz was invited to the extraordinary “IV Encontro” Epta Portugal to offer a lecture on the pedagogy of the Czerny Studies and participate in the gala concert along with great pianists such as Artur Pizarro, Luís Pipa, Heribert Koch or Luísa Tender. Just five days before, he offered a recital conference on Spanish music … [Read more…]

Tribute to Granados in Berlin

The final date of the concert Tribute to Granados organized in collaboration with the embassies of Spain and the Philippines to celebrate the 70 years of Spanish-Filipino friendship was established on December 13, 2017. The concert, from which tickets were sold out plenty in advance, was presented by the ambassadors of the Philippines and Spain … [Read more…]

Success of the XIV International Music Festival of Mendigorría

Alberto Urroz performed the Schumann Quintet Op. 44 with the Diapente Quartet with great success at the opening of the festival. He also participated with the Spanish-Filipino soprano Andión Fernández and the Diapente Quartet in the emotional second recital of the festival where the commissioned work by composer J. Ching, based in Berlin, Städchen, Erlchen, … [Read more…]

Ph. D. «cum laude» by Alfonso X el Sabio University

The doctoral thesis «Optimization of the teaching-learning process of the pianistic technique: models to develop the efficiency in the interpretation of the studies Op. 299 of C. Czerny (1791-1857)», defended by Alberto Urroz on July 12, 2017 at the University Alfonso X el Sabio, has obtained the qualification of Outstanding «cum laude». On October 4, … [Read more…]

See you soon!

Dear friends and fans: After my last recital in Lisbon, one of the concerts I have enjoyed the most in my life, on December 5, 2016, I decided to take a voluntary sabbatical, away from the concert halls and partially from teaching, until the end of June 2017. I need time and tranquility to rest, … [Read more…]