"Hot-Blooded Spanish Flair!"

"(His) consummate artistry... keeps the audience spell-bound"

Born in Asturias, on the Northern coast of Spain, Roberto Álvarez began his studies in the Music Conservatory of his birthplace, later he studied under the tutorship of Myra and Peter Pearse, from the Asturias Symphony Orchestra. He progressed to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, studying under Richard Davis, Peter Lloyd and Patricia Morris.

He has received various international prizes, such as the Torneo Internazionale di Musica, Paper de Musica de Capellades, the Angel Muñíz Toca prize and Ciutat de Manresa prize.

Chamber Music and orchestra playing are two of Roberto's passions. He has performed with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Asturias Symphony Orchestra, the Oviedo Filarmonía, Bach-Akademie, the Algarve Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra with renowned conductors such as H. Rilling, K. Penderecki, J. López Cobos, N. Jarvi, E. Oue, K. Nagano, V. Ashkenazy, G. Rozhdestvensky.

He shows his interest not only in classical formations, but has also participated in several jazz and folk groups, always looking for new sonorities for the flute, and has performed the music of his region all over Europe.

Roberto's passion for performing new music has led him to record La Noche. 21st Century Music for Flute and Harp. In this CD he shows his artistry playing flute, piccolo and alto flute, performing pieces especially written for him by composers from Spain and Singapore. La Noche was chosen classical album of the year in 2012 by the Singaporean publication The Straits Times.

In addition to his performances he is an enthusiastic flute teacher, having given master classes in the Asturias Youth Orchestra, Singapore National Youth Orchestra and several conservatories and festivals. He currently teaches at the School of the Arts, in Singapore.

Roberto is the Principal Piccolo at Singapore Symphony Orchestra since July 2007.