Ambrosio Valero (Spain)



“Originality and perfection techniques are qualities that characterise Ambrosio Valero. […] With a pianissimo full of lyricism and poetry. […] Ambrosio is a pianist with a profound perception of music, who has an unmistakable and personal sound. […] One of the most important qualities in a great pianist”.



As winner of more than 20 national and international awards, he has been appointed “Bösendorfer artist” in Vienna. Ambrosio Valero starts his musical studies at the age of four with his father, Ambrosio Valero Santiesteban, born in Tanger during the Spanish Civil War, who is a composer, pianist and  music teacher. During his training he has received musical advice from maestros of the caliber of, among others, Joaquín Achúcarro, Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Jean Phillippe Collard, Ramón Coll, Christopher Elton, Bruno Canino, Pascal Rogé, Jorge Luis Prats, Manuel Carra, Antonio Iglesias, Xenia Knorre, Daniel Blumenthal and Krystyna Makowska.

As a piano soloist Ambrosio has performed around the world. Apart from participating in recitals in Spain and abroad, he is also an active guest in orchestras, as a soloist, and he is a founder member of the Andalusian Contemporary Ensemble. In addition, he has performed on Spanish Television, Spanish National Radio and on Bulgarian National Television.

Ambrosio Valero has won more than 20 national and international awards, such as the national prize “Manuel de Falla”, and every award available at the “National Piano Competition Ciudad de Albacete”, for his outstanding interpretation of Beethoven’s music, for his phenomenal interpretation of Chopin’s music and for the finest interpretation of Spanish music, apart from the First Prize.

Ambrosio has also been awarded by the Cervantes Institute as well as in many other competitions, such as the National Piano Competition “Marisa Montiel”, the International Piano Competition “Ciudad de Campillos”, the International Piano Competition “Delia Steimberg”, the International Piano Competition of “Ibiza”, the International Piano Competition “Rotary Rotaract” and the International Piano Competition “Frechilla-Zuloaga”. He has won a Medal, which is a special award for the best interpretation of Mompou's piano work and a Special Prize for the best Spanish pianist ranked in the International Piano Competition “Maria Canals” in Barcelona.


Ambrosio Valero is the first Spanish pianist to be an official Bösendorfer artist. This has led him to become world ambassador of this century-old piano manufacturer. His album “Impresiones Íntimas”, for the IBS Classical label, has received critical acclaim in magazines such as “El Arte de la Fuga” placing Ambrosio's album in the “Parade” of Rhythms Magazine as one of the best recorded performances.


His career as a performer has led him to collaborate with various groups and artists such as cellist Alberto Martos, with whom he has formed a duo and has been giving recitals for almost twenty years. He has played with Jesús Reina and Guy Braunstein, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the violist Paul Neubauer, soloist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Oyvynd Gimse, a distinguished cellist and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Soloists. He has also collaborated in various productions with conductors Enrique García Asensio and Josep Vicent, with whom he played Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the National Auditorium in Madrid and at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.

Since Ambrosio's recent signing with Sony, he has been widely regarded as a reference in Spain. His upcoming album with the international record label will be dedicated to the Italian artist Ferruccio Busoni and is soon to be released.

He is currently Artistic Leader and manager of the International Music Academy “Manuel de Falla”, as well as Artistic Leader of the festival “Tocando las Estrellas”, which is held periodically in various cities.

As a teacher, Ambrosio Valero stands out for his open and innovative character, teaching highly talented students and children with different abilities. Within the framework of the International Music Academy “Manuel de Falla”, Ambrosio offers inclusive workshops in the form of didactic concerts for different groups of children with physical disabilities.

More recently he has been appointed Artistic Director of the XXVII edition of the International Piano Competition “Manuel de Falla” whose next edition will take place in 2022.