Roberto Berrocal, Piano

Friday, Apr 20, 8 pm
Roberto Berrocal, piano

Artistic Director - Roberto Berrocal

FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series,  Roberto Berrocal began his piano studies in his native Bilbao, Spain. In 1996, he entered the College of Charleston where he won several piano competitions and, at 18,  made his debut playing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Metropolitan Orchestra. Graduating with honors in 2000, he studied with pianist Joaquín Soriano in Madrid, and then entered the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to study with pianist/conductor John Moriarty.  There he won the Blütner Foundation Piano Competition, graduating with two Masters in Solo Piano and Vocal Accompanying. 

In addition to his solo recitals, Roberto has performed with orchestras in Europe, South America and the United States, playing concertos by Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Shostakovich, and Mozart. In Miami he has been heard with the Miami Symphony, and last season played Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the St Hugh Orchestra at the New World Center on Miami Beach. In February, 2016, he has been invited by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra to perform a solo recital at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao. 

In 2006, Roberto was invited to join the Florida Grand Opera Ensemble as pianist and vocal coach. He also accepted a position at The New World School of the Arts, and became Music Director at St. Hugh Catholic Church in 2007.  For the 2012-13 season he was Florida Grand Opera's Principal Coach for FGO’s 2012-2013 Season, and was chosen as the principal pianist for the 25th, 26th, and 27th YPO FGO National Voice Competitions. 

In addition to accompanying the singers and instrumentalists at St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series, Roberto plays a yearly recital in the series.

Youtube: Schumann Arabesque op. 18 - Roberto Berrocal

Youtube: Liszt Spanish Rhapsody - Roberto Berrocal