Roberto Fresco is the Titular Organist at the Santa María
la Real de la Almudena Cathedral in Madrid and the professor
of organ at the Centro Superior de Enseñanza Musical
Katarina Gurska, also in Madrid.
Born in Astorga, he started his education in music there
and would continue this academic training at the Real Conservatorio
Superior de Música de Madrid. He studied at Hochschule
für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien with Michael
Radulescu, to whom he owes many features of his musical
thinking. However, it has been Montserrat Torrent the one
to influence him most, not only over his performance, but
also on questions directly linked to teaching, especially
His career as a concert performer and a professor has taken
him through Europe, the USA, South America and the Philippines
and he usually works in collaboration with soloists and
vocal or instrument groups, dealing with repertoires which
include six centuries of organ music. He has released several
recordings that include early music as well as 20th century
He has been the professor of harpsichord at the Conservatorio
Superior de Música de Castilla y León and
at the Conservatorio Federico Moreno Torroba in Madrid.
He has also been the professor of organ at the Conservatorio
Profesional de Música de Palencia and the Real Conservatorio
Superior de Música de Madrid.
He is the founder and director of the Academia de Órgano
"Fray Joseph de Echevarria" yearly held at the
historic organs of Tierra de Campos, its aim being the promotion
of the old Spanish organs and all the literature that has
been written for them.