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. 

Currently, he is Academist in the ¨Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker¨ 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 been awarded at several competitions such as the “Carl Nielsen International Competition  (Denmark) 2022”, the “Maxence Larrieu International Competition 2019 (France)”, the “Aurèle Nicolet  International Competition (GuangZhou, China) 2018”, the “Cluj-Napoca International Flute Competition  in 2019 (Rumania)”, “Riddes Flute Competition 2018 (Switzerland)” or “Andalucia Flauta International  Competition (Spain) 2016”. 

Alberto Acuña, initiated 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. 

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

As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de  Córdoba, Orquesta Filarmonica de Malaga, the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra or the  Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. 

He is playing as Academist with the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra, and also frequently invited to play  as 1st flute with the Saito Kinen Orchestra (Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Music Festival), Orchestre de la  Suisse Romande (Switzerland), Mito Chamber Orchestra (Japan), Orquesta Sinfonica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, and Turku Philharmonic. 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  Geneve, the Mito Concert Hall, the GuangZhou Concert Hall (China), the Auditorio Nacional de España or  the Philharmonie 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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