Ambrosio Valero

Holder of more than 20 national and international awards, he was named Bösendorfer artist in Vienna.

He began his musical studies at the age of four with his father, the composer, pedagogue and pianist Ambrosio Valero Santiesteban, born in Tangier in the middle of the Spanish Civil War. Throughout his training period he has received advice from masters of great stature such as 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 or Krystyna Makowska among others.

His career as a soloist has taken him to play all over the world. In addition to his activity in recitals, nationally and internationally, he is a regular guest of orchestras, as a soloist.

He has also made recordings for Televisión Española, Radio Nacional de España and the Bulgarian National Radio and Television.
Ambrosio Valero has won more than 20 national and international prizes such as the National Prize “Manuel de Falla”, and the National Piano Competition “City of Albacete”, in which he received all the possible prizes, dedicated to the best interpretation of Beethoven’s music, best interpretation of Chopin’s music and best interpretation of Spanish Music, in addition to the First Prize.

He has also been awarded by the Cervantes Institute and in different 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 “Ibiza”, the International Piano Competition “Rotary Rotaract”, the International Piano Competition “Frechilla-Zuloaga” and has obtained Medal, Special Prize to the best interpretation of Mompou’s work and Special Prize to the best classified Spanish pianist in the International Piano Competition “Maria Canals” in Barcelona.

He has been named in Vienna the first Spanish Bösendorfer artist in history. This makes him a worldwide ambassador of the centenary piano manufacturer. His album “Impresiones Intimas”, for the IBS Classical label, has obtained the best reviews in magazines such as “El Arte de la Fuga”, being placed in the “Parade” of the Ritmo Magazine as one of the best recordings of one of its issues.

His career as a performer has led him to collaborate with different ensembles and artists such as cellist Alberto Martos, with whom he has had a duo for almost twenty years, Jesús Reina, Guy Braunstein, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, violist Paul Neubauer, soloist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Oyvynd Gimse, Artistic Director and principal cellist of the Trondheim Soloists. He has also collaborated in different productions with conductors Enrique García Asensio and Josep Vicent, with whom he performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid or at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.

He is currently Artistic Director and manager of the International Academy of Music “Manuel de Falla” as well as the Festival “Tocando las Estrellas” which is held periodically in several cities.

As a teacher, Ambrosio Valero stands out for his open and innovative character, giving classes to talented students and children with different abilities. Within the framework of the AIM “Manuel de Falla”, he periodically offers inclusive workshops for different groups.