“(His) consummate artistry… keeps the audience spell-bound”
“Roberto Alvarez has single-handedly transformed the landscape of flute playing in Singapore”
Diversity of styles is a hallmark of Roberto’s concerts and recitals. As a matter of fact he feels just as comfortable performing classical, baroque or avant-garde music as well as celtic, jazz or rock. Throughout his career he has received various international prizes, such as the Diploma of Honor in the Torneo Internazionale di Musica, Concurso Internacional de Música “Paper de Musica” de Capellades, the Ángel Muñíz Toca Award and the Ciutat de Manresa Prize. Chamber music and orchestra playing are two of Roberto’s passions. He has performed with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonía, Bach-Akademie, the Algarve Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, working with the most renowned conductors. He shows his interest not only in classical formations, but has also participated in several jazz and folk groups, always looking for new sonorities for the flute, and has performed the music of his region, Asturias, all over the World.
Roberto’s passion for new music has led him to perform World Premieres very often in his recitals and recordings. In his recording La Noche (Spanish for The Night) he shows his artistry playing flute, piccolo and alto flute, performing pieces especially written for him by composers from Spain and Singapore.
In addition to his performances he is an enthusiastic flute teacher, having given masterclasses in Youth Orchestras and several conservatories and festivals. He currently teaches at the School of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, in Singapore.
Roberto is the Solo Piccolo at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since July 2007.
"It is a joy to play on my Powell flute. It gives me the freedom I need to express myself through music. It is one of the finest instruments ever."