Álvaro Canales Albert
Born in 1998 into a family of musicians, he began his studies in the S.A.M. La Filarmónica de Callosa de Segura. He finished his Bachelor studies with Prof. David Tomás, Álvaro Prieto, Javier Aragó and Vicente Alario at Musikene - Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco.
Since 2019 he is member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, and the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE).
As a chamber musician he shared stage with renowned musicians like Julia Gallego, Heinz Holliger, Reto Bieri and Olli Mustonen, among others, performing at the "Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus". In 2021 he has been awarded with a three-year Chamber Music Scholarship by Landesstiftung Villa Musica.
He has won several prizes in national competitions, such as the Special Prize for the best performance of contemporary music Intercentros Melómano - Soloist Performance Competition, and the First Prize in the AFOES 2021 National Competition, performing Mozart Bassoon Concerto with the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla in March 2022.
He had the opportunity to collaborate with orchestras such as the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and the Haydn Philarmonie, of which he is guest Solofagott since 2019.
Since 2021 Álvaro is Principal Bassoon in Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg.
Nowadays he's studying his Masters degree at the University of the Arts Zürich, with Prof. Matthias Rácz and Hans Agreda.