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Born in Salamanca in 1970, Alberto Rosado belongs to a generation of performers trained in a classical repertoire and committed in a special way to contemporary music. He has given recitals in the main cities and festivals of Europe, America and Asia and has performed as soloist with the Orquesta Nacional de España, Sinfónica de Bamberg, Sinfónica de RTVE, Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Filarmónica de Sevilla and Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, ORCAM, Filarmónica Ciudad de México, OFUNAM (Mexico), Orquesta Sinfónica de Córdoba (Argentina), JONDE, PluralEnsemble, UMZE (Budapest), Proyecto Guerrero and Modus Novus, and conducted by Péter Eötvös, Susanna Mälkki, Josep Pons, Jonathan Nott, Fabián Panisello, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Pedro Halffter, Arturo Tamayo, José Ramón Encinar, Zsolt Nagy, José Luis Temes, Massimo Quarta, Hadrian Ávila, Philip Greenberg and Carlos Riazuelo, among others. 

He has been interested in contemporary music throughout his career, but it is in the last two and a half decades that his activity has focused on the music of today. He then began a close relationship with composers such as Boulez, Lachenmann, De Pablo, Halffter, Hosokawa, Eötvös, López López and many others, both as a soloist and as a member of Plural Ensemble, of which he has been a member since 1999. Currently, and as a result of intense research work, part of his activity in the field of contemporary music is dedicated to the dissemination of works for piano and electronics.

His recordings include the Concerto for piano and orchestra and the Movements for two pianos and orchestra by José Manuel López López López with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester conducted by Johannes Kalitzke, for Kairos, the complete works for piano by Cristóbal Halffter and those by José Manuel López López López with Verso, a label that also released an album with works by Messiaen, Ligeti, Takemitsu and Cage. He has recorded three monographs, with Plural Ensemble, dedicated to Fabián Panisello (col legno), César Camarero (Verso) and José Manuel López López (NEOS), as well as an album with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León with works by Antonio José for the Naxos label. He has also recorded Dipolo, together with cellist David Apellániz, as part of the collection Compositores españoles y latinoamericanos de música actual de la Fundación BBVA in collaboration with the Verso label. He has also performed Ligeti's Piano Concerto with Plural Ensemble, published by the NEOS label and the BBVA Foundation, and with Claron McFadden he has recorded Homenaje a Martha Graham by Ramón Humet, with poems by Mario Lucarda, for the NEU label. His most ambitious project to date is e-piano_video&electronics, a CD-DVD distributed by the IBS Classical label with the collaboration of the BBVA Foundation and featuring the most recent music for piano, electronics and video by Fuentes, Paredes, Humet, Estrada, Edler-Copes, Morales-Ossío and Navarro. His recording Fin du Temps, with the Messiaen and Takemitsu quartets together with José Luis Estellés, Aitzol Iturriagagoitia and David Apellániz, released on the IBS-Classical label, has been unanimously acclaimed by national and international critics. His most recent recording is the music for trio by the Mendelssohn brothers with Alejandro Bustamante and Lorenzo Meseguer for Play Classics.

For four years he has been a guest professor at the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile and the Universidad de Santiago, as well as at the Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico and the UNAM in Mexico City. He teaches chamber music, contemporary piano, teaches the master's degree in piano and coordinates the Contemporary Music Workshop at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León.


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Alberto Rosado belongs to a generation of performers trained in a classical repertoire and committed in a special way to contemporary music. His musical vocation is divided between performance and teaching, between chamber and solo recital, or between orchestra and electronics. He has worked with Boulez, Lachenmann, Halffter, De Pablo, Hosokawa and more than a hundred composers, who have enriched his vision of music and performance, as well as conductors Eötvös, Mälkki, Pons, Nott, Mena, Panisello, Encinar, Tamayo or Temes and orchestras such as the ONE, ORCAM, ORTVE, OSCYL, OBC, Bamberg, OFUNAM, Filarmónicas Ciudad de México, Las Palmas, Sevilla and Córdoba (Argentina). He has also been a member of the Plural Ensemble since 1997. His more than twenty recordings include the López López López Piano Concerto with Kairos, the Ligeti Concerto with Neos and the complete works for piano by Halffter and López López López with Verso. The most recent are e-piano_video&electronics, with IBS-Classical, Homenaje a Martha Graham by Humet with Neu, Fin du Temps, for IBS-Classical, together with Estellés, Apellániz and Iturriagagotia and Fanny&Felix MENDELSSOHN Chamber music, together with Alejandro Bustamante and Lorenzo Meseguer on the Play Classics label.
He teaches chamber music and contemporary piano and teaches the master's degree in piano and chamber music at the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León, where he directs the Contemporary Music Workshop.