The pianist and composer from Madrid, Alberto Cobo continues to captivate on the international stage dating back to the year 2000 through his many piano recordings ( for example www.superopera.com ) and concerts with orchestras and live recitals. His piano expertise always gives his audiences a wonderful and an intimate experience inside the setting of "a full house". He has received congratulations and praises from many venues around the world, in despite of the fact that he is not considered a “major” musician.
Alberto’s teachers have included Carmen Requena, Antonio Carreras, María Teresa Fúster, Anselmo de la Campa, Manuel Carra and finally Isidro Barrio. He furthered studied virtuosity under the advice of Heliza Hansen and Rosalyn Türeck.
Inside his field of music, he attained all the educational points. He earned the status of Professor of Music with a specialty in piano from the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music. He also worked as a musicologist investigator with critics’ international editions, and as a composer.
Cobo recorded on Classical Radio of RNE (Spain), productions and on collaborations with German radio stations such as Süddeutsche (Karlsruhe) and Bayerische Rundfunk (München), as well as on diverse record labels like Universal Classics & Jazz, a division of Universal Music GMBH, KOCH International, Das Beste von Reader' s Digest, Bella Musica/Antes, Dial inc., etc.
In addition to his performances with classical music, he has always enjoyed great public expectations to fill the concert halls. One is reminded of his last performance as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Polish National Radio in Warsaw with placards covering the city. His activities also include musicology and composition in critical editions published by the ICCMU, two operatic discoveries of importance and related to Spanish history, several collections of albums/CD’s, and scores or books both of his own compositions, and works by other composers.
ENGLISH BIO TRANSLATED BY PAUL CONROY
You can continue reading his extensive CV here.
-Félix Máximo López (Madrid, 1742- Madrid, 1821): Integral de la música para clave y pianoforte.
Ed. crítica a cargo de Alberto Cobo. Madrid: ICCMU [Instituto de
Ciencias Musicales, Universidad Complutense, Ministerio de Cultura,
Sociedad General de Autores, Comunidad de Madrid], año 2000 (Serie:
Música hispana). 300 págs, precio: 30 €
Grabación (1997-CD1, 98-CD2 y 99-CD3) por Alberto Cobo en estudio 1 de RNE (Radio Nacional de España, RTVE, Prado del Rey -Madrid-). Asesores musicales: Pepe Rey y Javier Zuazu, Técnicos de sonido: Miguel Ángel Barcos y J. Bernal, afinador: Luis Izquierdo. Piano de gran cola Steinway D. DDD
- Dr. Georg Friedrich Kempter
- Schlossgarten Engelberg
, Winterbach (Stuttgart, Alemania)- 17.8.98 "... und im Hintergrund eine zarte
Musik von der Casette höre - gespielt vor Dir! Und komponiert von Félix
Máximo López! Es ist eine wunderschöne, melodische Musik, wunderbar
einfühlsam vorgetragen - ganz herzlichen".
- Jacobo Cortines
(escritor e historiador, crítico de la revista Scherzo) Armenta, Sevilla- 11.X.98 "Muchísimas gracias y enhorabuena por
la expléndida versión de Félix Máximo López, músico tan
incomprensiblemente olvidado y por fortuna ahora rescatado con tanta
maestría por tí."
- Dra. Alma Espinosa
, de la Universidad de Massachusetts Lowell, (carta
matasellada el 15 de Dic. de 1998): “Querido amigo y colega: ....La
música de López necesita color, cambios de sonoridad y tus
interpretaciones dan magnífico color a esta música. Te felicito...
"Integral de clave y fortepiano". This book is composed of the following works:
- "Trece sonatas"
- "Pieza de clave"
- "Dos Rondós"
- "Stracto de la Polaca en Variaciones"
- "Variaciones del Fandango español"
- "Variaciones al Minuet afandangado"
- "Dos sonatas en Do mayor para cuatro manos"
7. FÉLIX MÁXIMO LÓPEZ
Integral de la música para clave y pianoforte
Edición crítica a cargo de Alberto Cobo
COLECCIÓN MÚSICA HISPANA. PARTITURAS
Ediciones AUTOR/ICCMU. Madrid, 2000. XV + 298 pág.
Precio/Price: 30.00 euros (IVA incl.) USA 30.00 $
September 12th, 2014.
Nov. 24th, 2011. He performs a piano recital in the face of Presidents of major Brazilian companies with great success at the Teatro Anne Frank of the Hebraica in Sao Paulo (Brazil) on November 2011.
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June 10th, 2011. Alberto Cobo performs in the Real Coliseo de Carlos III in the Presentation of the new Cultural Program of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. It got the presence of Deputy Minister of Culture of the Community of Madrid, the Mayor, and the Intendant of National Heritage of Spain.Brochure Display.
May 31th, 2010. The new CD "The Two Last Great Sonatas For Piano" of Alberto Cobo was presented with success in the Arts Center Nicolas Salmerón from Madrid. In the recital, that included a grand piano Steinway gave up by HAZEN and transported exclusively for this event, Alberto Cobo offered, after an hour without pause, 3 tips of Chopin to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth.
July 22th, 2009. The piano recital with the Stravinsky and Rachmaninov's sonatas in "San Lorenzo de El Escorial - Spain" was full - usually we should say "sold out" - and was received widespread applause during the concert and at the end. Alberto Cobo offered a tip on which many people asked what melody was that so beautiful: an arrangement for piano of the XXIII variation of the Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra by Rachmaninoff - themost known tune of the composer-. Between the numerous congratulations he got that of the councilman of culture, José Antonio Vara.
June 18th, 2009 - Professor Włodzimierz Krżyewski, disciple of the deceased pianist Jorge Wasiak (Warsaw, letter of April 7, 2009): "I was admiring you in Warsaw when you touched with the Polish Radio National Symphony... very beautiful composition yours of the eminent master Mr. Manuel de Falla. This is your following success ... Brave!
You have performed pacifically, very determined and the big-discreet piano has always corresponded in everything with the orchestra enriching the colours of the sounds, which have flown to our ears filling it with great pleasure. All our professors appreciate the modest maestro." ( See Memory of Manuel de Falla's Archiv. Pdf. Page 28 )
[A lot of Alberto Cobo's mp3 in superopera.com]
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