FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Roberto Berrocal grew up and began piano studies in Bilbao, Spain. In 1996 he entered the College of Charleston and soon after made his professional debut playing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Metropolitan Orchestra. After graduation, he continued his study with pianist Joaquín Soriano in Madrid, and then with John Moriarty at the New England Conservatory of Music. There he won the Blütner Foundation Piano Competition, and graduated with two Masters degrees in Piano Performance and Vocal Accompanying.
In 2006, Roberto joined the Florida Grand Opera as principal pianist and vocal coach for the 25th, 26th, and 27th National Voice Competitions and Young Artist's Program. He has taught at New World School of the Arts, and in 2007 became the Music Director at St. Hugh Catholic Church. In 2012 he founded with Fr. Federico Capdepón the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series.
In addition to his work at St. Hugh, Berrocal maintains an active schedule playing solo recitals, piano concerti, and accompanying operatic and instrumental soloists. He has appeared with orchestras in Europe, South American and the United States playing the concerti of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Shostakovich, and Mozart. In the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series, he has played three solo recitals and two piano concertos with orchestra, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 (2015) and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (2016). Other performances in 2016 include solo recitals in Bilbao at Palacio Euskaduna Bilbao, the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, and a recital with violinist Aisha Syed in Baltimore.