Born in Avilés (Spain)
Alberto studied french horn with Radovan Vlatkovic and Rodolfo Epelde at the “Reina Sofía” School of Music in Madrid, and he continues his musical formation with Radek Baborak, Hermann Baumann, Dale Clevenger, Stefan Dohr and Richard Watkins.
Currently Principal Horn at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since 2016/17 session.
Former Principal Horn of the BBC Philharmonic and Orchestra de la Comunidad de Madrid when he was appointed with only 18 years old.
From 2010 to 2014 he has member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Alberto plays as principal horn guest with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras, Deutsche Symphonie Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Filarmonica alla Scala Milan, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and works with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle, M.Tilson Thomas or Franz Welser-Möst, among others.
He was recently invited by the maestro Claudio Abbado to join the Orchestra Mozart and Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
As a soloist he won two first prizes in competitions in 2004 and 2006 and performed Strauss Horn concerto with the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra RTVE, Mozart Horn Concerto with München Kammerorchester, Schumann Konzertstück with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and also has appeared as a soloist together with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC SSO in performances of the concertos by Britten, Mozart and Strauss.
In addition, Alberto is the horn tutor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he holds the title of “International chair” at the Royal Northen College of Music in Manchester and he is a guest teacher at the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music in London.