Born in Vigo (Spain) in 1983. He starts his violin studies at the age of seven in his hometown with professor Armando Toledo and professor Laura Quintillán. In 2001 he moves to London, becoming student of professor Luzia Ibragimova (Yehudi Menuhin School) and, later, professor Jacqueline Ross (2002) and Nathaniel Vallois (2004) at Birmingham Conservatoire. During this period in the United Kingdom he completes a Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2005, is awarded a scholarship by the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation to undertake a Master of Music postgraduate program, finished in 2006, and completes a doctoral program (PhD) in 2012.

He attends courses and master-classes with musicians and violin players of the relevance of Natasha Boyarskaya, Rosa Fein, Mark Lubotsky, Dora Schwarzberg, Isabelle Van Keulen, Joji Hattori, Malcolm Layfield, Boris Garlitsky, Victor Pikayzen, or William Preucil. In 2006 he is 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 was a founding and active member of various chamber music groups, developing an intensive international performing and pedagogical career. At present he is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Moores School of Music (University of Houston), as part of Dr Kirsten Yon’s studio at that institution. He plays on an 1835 Francesco Mauritzi violin and a Claude Thomassin bow.

Roberto Alonso Trillo