BIOGRAPHY

Considered as "... a musician to follow in the upcoming generation..." Alberto has already been a prizewinner at several of the most important international competitions and has been invited to play with some of the most prestigious orchestras with conductors like Seiji Ozawa, Fabio Luisi, Kirill Petrenko, Jonathan Nott or Daniel Harding.

 

Alberto Acuña, iniciated his musical studies at the age of 8 years in Seville (Spain) with Manuel Jesus Lucas Traves and Wendela Claire van Swol in Córdoba, finishing in 2014 his intermediate level studies, with a honorific prize.

 

In 2012, at the age of 16, he was selected to attend the Academy for Orchestral Studies of the Barenboim-Said Foundations, located in Seville, working with Professor Thomas Beyer (principal flute, Staatskapelle Berlin), and in 2013 and 2014 he was selected to join the prestigious Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding.

 

Currently, he is Academist in the ¨Karajan Akademia der Berliner Philarmoniker¨ under the tutelage of Emmanuel Pahud, Mathieu Dufour, Michael Hasel, Jelka Weber and Egor Egorkin. And at the same time enrolled at the Soloist Master degree program at the Haute École de Musique of Geneva in the class of professor Jacques Zoon.

 

He has received  masterclasses from distinguished flutists, like Philippe Bernold, Davide Formisano, Silvia Careddu, Pierre Yves-Artaud, Felix Renggli and Emmanuel Pahud.

 

He has been awarded at several competitions such as the 1st prize at the Cluj-Napoca International Flute Competition in 2019 (Rumania), Riddes Flute Competition 2018 (Switzerland) or Andalucia Flauta International Competition (Spain) 2016. And also awarded in the Maxence Larrieu International Competition 2019 (France) and the Aurèle Nicolet International Competition (GuangZhou, China) 2018.

 

As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Orquesta de Cordoba, Orquesta Filarmonica de Malaga, the Transylvania State Philarmonic Orchestra or the Orchestre Philarmonique de Nice.

 

He is playing as Academist with the Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestre, and also frequently invited to play with the Saito Kinen Orchestra (Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Music Festival), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Switzerland), Mito Chamber Orchestra (Japan), and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland). These invitations have lead him to perform in some of the greatest venues, such as the Victoria Hall, the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, the Grand Theatre de Geneva, the Mito Concert Hall, the GuangZhou Concert Hall (China), the Auditorio Nacional de España or the Philarmonie de Berlin.

 

Alberto is also very active in chamber music, having toured around Europe and South America with the Aurora Piano Quartet and Echos Ensemble (Wind Quintet).

He is supported by the Pour-Cent-Culturel-Migros since 2020.

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