Tomás Alegre

Tomás Alegre

Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1992. Since 2017, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair with professor Dmitri Bashkirov. He has been granted tuition scholarship by Mónica Lavino Mariani and accommodation scholarship by Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación/Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo. In 2019 Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed him the Mention to the most outstanding chamber group in the piano category, as a member of the Contrastes Ensemble.

He studied at the Juan José Castro Conservatory of Buenos Aires with professor Susana Kasakoff. Following the recommendation of Martha Argerich, he was granted a scholarship by Banca della Svizzera Italiana to study with professor Nelson Goerner at the Haute École de Musique de Genève (Switzerland). He has attended masterclasses by Sarah Briggs at the Hindemith Centre; Joaquín Achúcharro and Péter Nagy at the University of Geneva; Kálmán Dráfi and István Lantos at the Liszt Academy; Alan Weiss and Daniel Rivera at the Conservatory of the Italian Switzerland; Jerome Rose, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Eldar Nebolsin, Alexander Lonquich, and Luis Fernando Pérez at the Reina Sofía School of Music. He has been awarded Honourable Mention at the Necochea National Piano Competition (2005), Clarín Prize for classical music revelation (2009), first prize at the Chopiniana Argentina Competition (2010), first prize at the Shell Argentina Junior (2011) and the Gian Andrea Lodovici Award (2015). He has performed in Argentina with the National Symphony Orchestra, National Congress Chamber Orchestra and National Radio Orchestra. He has been invited 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 performed Teatro Colón, Néstor Kirchner Cultural Center, Amijai Concert Hall and Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires.

As a student of the School, he has been part of the Contrastes Trio and Ensemble and the Prosegur Albéniz Ensemble. He is currently a member of the Deloitte Mozart Trio, with whom he has obtained the 2020 Acknowledgement to the most outstanding chamber group in the category of groups with piano; the Piazzolla Ensemble and, as a guest pianist, that of the Globo Ensemble.