Recognized by music critics as one of the best and most distinguished violinists of his generation, Alfredo García Serrano (León, 1971) has had an impassioned career as a teacher, soloist and performer, which has taken him throughout Spain and the world.The countries where he has played concerts include Japan, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Austria, France, Portugal, the United States, ...
Recognized by music critics as one of the best and most distinguished violinists of his generation, Alfredo García Serrano (León, 1971) has had an impassioned career as a teacher, soloist and performer, which has taken him throughout Spain and the world.The countries where he has played concerts include Japan, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Austria, France, Portugal, the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Spain.
In 1993 he was honoured with the prestigious Spanish Pablo Sarasate Award. This same year he was hired as the first violin in the National Orchestra of Spain. In 1998 he received First Place in the Spanish City of Soria Competition.
He has played with important orchestras throughout Spain, including the Madrid Chamber Orchestra, the Reina Sofía Orchestra, the Verum Orchestra – to name but a few – and has performed under some of the most internationally-renowned conductors, including J. López Cobos, Ros Marbá, Aldo Ceccato, Antoni Witt, Frühbeck de Burgos, Kurt Sanderling and M. Rostropovich.
He has obtained great success as a soloist in international orchestras, such as the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra of Korea. He is a member of several chamber ensembles, playing concerts with a diverse range of international artists such as Asier Polo, Peter Bruns, Emil Rovner, Paul Cortese, David Quiggle, Vadim Glazkov, Michal Dmochowski, Tibor Szasz, Frederieke Saeijs, Oliver Wille, Pil Kyun Kim and Min Kyun Kim.
He is regularly invited to give masterclasses, seminars and conferences in Spain and abroad. He is a jury member of several national and international competitions and festivals, where his role as Mauricio Fuks’ assistant at the Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg merits mention.
His reputation as an educator is well-known, as he is a member of the most important conservatories and music academies in Spain.Since 1996, he has belonged to the Music and Performing Arts Teachers association, coming in first on the official examination. He is regularly invited to teach classes at the Forum Musikae International Music Academy and the Ivan Galamian International Music Academy in Malaga. He was a violin and chamber music teacher at the Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid for six years (2013-2019) and he regularly teaches masterclasses at different higher music conservatories.
He is currently a professor at the Amaniel Professional Conservatory of Music (Madrid) and at the Musical Arts Madrid Higher Music School. He is also an associate professor of violin at the Esmar High-Performance Advanced School of Music (Valencia).
Educated in Spain under the tutelage of masters Antonio Arias and Víctor Martín, he then received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and the Fulbright Commission to further his studies in the United States at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He received a Performer Diploma there, and a Master of Violin. Over the course of these four years, he was a teacher’s assistant to his renowned maestro Mauricio Fuks.
He is regularly invited to be a jury panel member for different national and international competitions for violin and chamber music. His students have joined the top professional Spanish orchestras, such as ONE and RTVE, as well as working at the most prestigious schools and universities in the world.
He has performed the world premieres in several countries of works by contemporary composers including Sebastián Mariné, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Alejandro Moreno, Martín Liut, López López, César Camarero, Jesús Rueda, Ramón Lazkano and a long etcetera.
His list of records is prominent, performing contemporary musical pieces for the Verso label (on violin and viola) and he has made several records for RNE.