Roberto Alonso Trillo
Born in Vigo (Spain) in 1983. He started his violin studies at the age of six in his hometown with professor Armando Toledo and professor Laura Quintillán. In 2001 he moved to London, becoming a student of professor Luzia Ibragimova (Yehudi Menuhin School) and, later, professor Jacqueline Ross (2002) and Nathaniel Vallois (2004) at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. During this period in the United Kingdom he completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2005, he was awarded a scholarship by the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation to undertake a Master of Music postgraduate program, finished in 2006, and completed a doctoral program (PhD) in 2012. In 2017 he finalized a Doctor of Musical Arts program (DMA) at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, under the guidance of Dr. Kirsten Yon. He attended courses and master-classes with musicians and violin players as significant as Natasha Boyarskaya, Rosa Fein, Mark Lubotsky, Dora Schwarzberg, Isabelle Van Keulen, Joji Hattori, Malcolm Layfield, Boris Garlitsky, Victor Pikayzen, and William Preucil. In 2006 he was awarded the Joseph Weingarten Scholarship to attend lessons with professor Vilmos Szabadi at the Ferenc Liszt Conservatory in Budapest. Besides his ample individual, orchestral and theoretical training he is a founding and active member of various chamber music groups, developing an intensive international performing and pedagogical career. At present, he works as an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong’s Baptist University. He plays on an 1835 violin by Francesco Mauritzi and a bow by Claude Thomassin.