Alberto Urroz combines an intense international career as a soloist, lecturer and pedagogue in important venues, festivals and institutions in Europe, Asia and America, with teaching positions at the Alfonso X University, the Arturo Soria Conservatory and Musical Arts Madrid. A successful debut (2008) at Carnegie Hall in New York boosts his international career, offering recitals in Strasbourg, London, Amsterdam, Oslo, Naples, Porto, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, Seoul and Manila, among other places. Urroz has been requested by important Spanish cultural institutions such as the Santander and Peralada Festivals, the Prado Museum, the Juan March Foundation, the Conde Duque Cultural Center, the Gayarre Theater, the Baluarte Auditorium, the Puigcerdà Festival, the German and Hungary Embassies, the Italian Institute, and the Cervantes Institute of Berlin and Lisbon. He has also invited by prestigious international cultural entities such as The City University of New York, Iberian Foundation for Spanish Music, Georgia State University, Instituto, Opus Musica de Londres, Festival Percursos in Ponte de Lima (Portugal), Festivals of Binic, Las Canals and Hyères (France), German Embassy in Madrid, Italian Institute of Culture of Strasbourg and Lisbon, Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila), Sejong Center Hall (Seoul), Caserta Musical Autumn Festival and Talent Summer Festival of Brescia (Italy), etc. Urroz collaborates with renowned artists such as Oxana Yablonskaya, Pedro León, Vadim Tchijik, Luc Tooten, Andión Fernández, Laure de Marcellus, the jazz singer Jacinta, the composer Jeffrey Ching, the Azerbaijan State Choir, the New York company Dance Theater of Harlem and many other brilliant musicians of his generation.
Trained in Madrid (RCSMM), Tel-Aviv (TAU) and New York (MSM) with Joaquín Soriano, György Sándor, Pnina Salzman and Oxana Yablonskaya, Urroz was awarded with the Doctorate in Humanities Prize (UAX, 2017) for the thesis “Optimization of the teaching-learning process of piano technique”. He is founder and artistic director of the International Music Festival of Mendigorría, President of EPTA Spain, and co-founder and president of the jury of the Shigeru Kawai Madrid Contest. He has recorded works by Scarlatti, Allú, Albéniz, Granados, Falla and Mompou for IBS Classical. According to Fanfare magazine, Spanish music offers in Urroz’s hands “sensitively colored versions that are among the best modern versions: relaxed, natural, effortlessly played, which can be mentioned in the same breath as Alicia de Larrocha´s”. The last CD entirely dedicated to the sonatas of D. Scarlatti, has also been received with extraordinary international critics, being recently presented as a featured album on France Musique.