Bio Roberto

Born in Badajoz, Spain, where he began his musical studies. In the last years he has been studying with Christian Dierstein in Basel (Switzerland). At the same time he studied improvisation with Fred Frith. In the most recent time, Roberto is tutored by Håkon Stene.

 

He has played in new music ensembles as Boswil Ensemble or Reina Sofia Ensemble under conductors as Peter Rundel, Peter Eötvos, or Zsolt Nagy;. As well he did projects with Luzern Sinfonieorchester, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Ensemble Recherche, Collegium Novum Zürich or Basel Sinfonietta..

 

He recorded and broadcasted live with RTVExtremadura, RTVE, RTVSLO (Slovenia) and Radio SODRE (Uruguay), as well as realized concerts in many Spanish and foreign places in America, Europe and Asia.

 

He has been awarded by BOG Musik Stiftung or Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona). Actually Roberto is part of the program “Young Promising Artists” by Ulysses Platform (IRCAM).

 

It is really important to him the close relationship and work with composers to develop new pieces for solo or duo percussion as well as pieces for ensemble. An example of this is the actual work with Simon Steen-Andersen, Michael Maierhof, Thomas Meadowcroft, Luciano Azzigotti, Abel Paúl, Fernando Manassero, Óscar, Escudero, Julian Siffert, Andreas Franck and others. Thanks to this collaborations he is developing the project “EXAPNDING_perucssion” where he commission new pieces for percussion and media. This project was been awarded with the Prize  for young creation 2017, from the Youth Institute of Spain (INJUVE). As well, he is doing some artistic residencies in Europe with this project.

 

Actually, Roberto is working in the conception of a new Band/Ensemble, Y-Band, where explore the limits of new music and electronics. As well he coordinates the Container Ensemble in Spain.