Tomás Alegre

Tomás Alegre

He was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1992. He studied at the J. J. Castro Conservatory of Buenos Aires with professor Susana Kasakoff. Following the recommendation of Martha Argerich, he was given a scholarship by the Banca della Svizzera Italiana to study with professor Nelson Goerner at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, in Switzerland. He has attended master classes from Sarah Briggs at the Hindemith Centre; Joaquín Achúcarro and Péter Nagy at the University of Geneva; Kálmán Dráfi and István Lantos at the Liszt Academy; and Alan Weiss and Daniel Rivera at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. He has received several awards, such as the honorable mention at the Necochea National Piano Competition (2005), Clarín Prize for classical music revelation (2009), first prize at Chopiniana Argentina Competition (2010), first prize in the Shell Argentina Junior (2011) and Gian Andrea Lodovici Award (2015). He has performed in Argentina with the National Symphony Orchestra, National Congress Chamber Orchestra, and National Radio. He has been selected to play at the Martha Argerich Project festival, Rencontres Culturelles in Vallée de Joux, Semaine International Blonay, Chopiniana in Argentina, Temporadas Mozarteum Argentino, Ushuaia Festival and Semana Musical Llao Llao. He has played at Teatro Colón, Néstor Kirchner Cultural Center, Amijai Concert Hall and Usina del Arte en Buenos Aires. Since 2017, he furthers his studies with professor Dmitri Bashkirov in the Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair at the Reina Sofía School of Music. He has been granted two tuition scholarships by MAEC-AECID and Fundación Albéniz. As student of the School he has been part of the Contrastes Trio. He is currently part of both Groups Albéniz de Prosegur and Contrastes.
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