"I cannot remember a time when music was not a part of my life. For the past 28 years I have played on all sorts of pianos - amazing ones, falling apart, electronic, and everything in between. I am delighted to have found in Bösendorfer an instrument that not only lets me do whatever I wish, but also feels like a partner that proposes ideas and new paths to explore on the spot. Bösendorfer just makes my imagination grow each time I sit down at one of their pianos"
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Alfredo’s start with music came at a very early age. According to his father, he asked for piano lessons as a gift for his 5th birthday. Not being from a musical family, his first experience of how a piano sounded did not come from classical music, but instead from an old videotape of a Queen concert that was always lying around the family’s home.
Alfredo received his music education in two ways – in the very formal setting of the “Juan José Landaeta” Conservatory of Music and in the Mozarteum School of Music in Caracas studying with Professor Carlos Urbaneja, and a very informal and self-taught environment provided by writing, arranging, and performing with different rock and pop bands in Caracas.
Growing up divided between these two spaces “made the music seem like one single world, where borders are very blurry and performances in one genre could be informed by the
experiences gained in a different, apparently unrelated stage”. Interested in exploring a vast repertoire, Alfredo shares his time between performing standard repertoire as well as new works, having premiered over 100 works for solo piano, as well as with electronics and diverse ensembles like Diaspora Duo, Green Thing Ensemble, and The Black Page Orchestra.
In demand as a soloist and chamber musician internationally, engagements have taken Alfredo to Belarus, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, and the Dominican Republic, among others, performing at wonderful venues including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wiener Konzerthaus, and King’s Place in London.
Alfredo is proudly a Bösendorfer Artist