Álvaro Castelló Marchena

Álvaro Castelló Marchena

Born in Gelves (Spain) in 2003. Since 2018, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA Viola Chair with professor Diemut Poppen. He has been granted a tuition scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

At the age of eight, he entered the Francisco Guerrero Conservatory of Music with professor Marta Domínguez. He also studied at the Barenboim-Said Foundation’s School of Orchestral Studies with Jacek Policinski. In September 2017 he was selected as active student of the Turina Festival, where he attended classes by Lise Berthaud. He has been part of the Youth Baroque Orchestra of Seville and that of the Sinfonietta of San Francisco de Paula (Seville), with whom he performed as soloist Telemann’s Viola Concerto, under the baton of Michael Thomas.

In August 2019 he participated at the Soloists Competition, organised by the Andalusian Association of Viola, in which he was awarded one of the extraordinary prizes, which led him to perform as soloist with the Violas Ensemble of Málaga in the 2019-2020 season.

As a student of the School, he has attended masterclasses by Lawrence Power, Tabea Zimmermann, and Luis Fernando Pérez (groups with piano) and he is currently a member of the Vivaldi Estaciones and Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti ensembles.