Roberto Fresco (director)
Roberto Fresco is the Titular Organist at the Santa María la Real de la Almudena Cathedral in Madrid and the professor of organ at the Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical Katarina Gurska, also in Madrid.
Born in Astorga, he started his education in music there and would continue this academic training at the Real Conservatoro Superior de Música de Madrid. He studied at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien with Michael Radulescu, to whom he owes many features of his musical thinking. However, it has been Montserrat Torrent the one to influence him most, not only over his performance, but also on questions directly linked to teaching, especially Spanish music.
His career as a concert performer and a professor has taken him through Europe, the USA, South America and the Philippines and he usually works in collaboration with soloists and vocal or instrument groups, dealing with repertoires which include six centuries of organ music. He has released several recordings that include early music as well as 20th century music. He has been the professor of harpsichord at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León and at the Conservatorio Federico Moreno Torroba in Madrid. He has also been the professor of organ at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música of Palencia and the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música of Madrid.
He is the founder and director of the Academia de Órgano “Fray Joseph de Echevarria” yearly held at the historic organs of Tierra de Campos, its aim being the promotion of the old Spanish organs and all the literature that has been written for them. Also since 2014, is the organ chair of the International University Course of Spanish Music “Música en Compostela”.
Asociación de Amigos del Órgano de Palencia