Alfredo García Serrano

Recognized by the musical critique as one of the most distinguished violinists of his generation, Alfredo García Serrano (León, 1971) enjoys nowadays an intense career both as a pedagogue and as a performer.

He began his musical studies in Spain at Salamanca`s Professional Conservatory. He subsequently moved on to Madrid to continue his academic training under the guardianship of Antonio ...

Recognized by the musical critique as one of the most distinguished violinists of his generation, Alfredo García Serrano (León, 1971) enjoys nowadays an intense career both as a pedagogue and as a performer.

He began his musical studies in Spain at Salamanca`s Professional Conservatory. He subsequently moved on to Madrid to continue his academic training under the guardianship of Antonio Arias and Víctor Martín (former Concertmaster of the Spanish National Orchestra and Professor at Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid). He achieved the highest scores and got the special Prize of the Conservatory at the end of his Bachelor`s degree in violin.

He was the scholarship holder of the Department of Culture and the Commission Fulbright. He continued his studies in E.E.U.U. at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, obtaining a Performer Diploma and a Master´s degree in Violin, achieving the highest scores in all fields. He worked as a teaching assistant to Mauricio Fuks´s studio for almost four years in the above mentioned Jacobs School of Music

He attend numerous masterclasses and received many advices from many of the leading artists of the international scene, such as Lorand Fenyves, José Luis García Asensio, Nicolás Chumachenco, Ernesto Bitteti, James Dunham (Cleveland Quartett), Gyorgy Sebok, Menahem Pressler, Alan de Veritch and Janos Starker among others.

He was awarded the 1st Prize at the prestigious Pablo Sarasate Spanish Competition (1993) and was the First Classified at the National Contest " City of Soria " (1998)

He is invited to give permanent seminars for Postgraduate students and to impart lectures on a regular basis. Likewise, he is invited to give violin and chamber music masterclasses in various Conservatories throughout Spain: Almería, Madrid, Guadalajara , Superior Conservatories of Salamanca, Zaragoza, Esmuc (Barcelona), and many others, also in Europe and Asia: Poland, France, Italiy, Portugal, Korea, etc. His first appearance in Europe as Mauricio Fuks`assistant took place in the Summer Course at the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg. He often takes part on juries of various national and international violín and chamber music contests.

He is currently teaching at the Professional Conservatory of Music “Amaniel” and at the University Alfonso X El Sabio (UAX), both in Madrid, and he is invited regularly to give masterclasses at Forum Musikae and at the International Academy Ivan Galamian of Málaga.

His pupils have joined the best professional orchestras of Spain, such as ONE and RTVE, and entered the most prestigious Schools and Universities in the world like the Escuela Reina Sofía (Spain), the Royal Academy of Music in London (United Kingdom) , Boston New England Conservatory o Indiana University (E.E.U.U.) UDK en Berlín y Universität der Künste (Alemania) , Amsterdam AND Hague (Netherlands) and París Superieur Conservatoire (France) among others. Many of them have been prizewinners in various national violin contests.

His artistry is well known in countries all around the world such us Japan, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Austria, France, Portugal, E.E.U.U. México, Argentina, Spain, among others. He has played in many prestigious halls in Europe, South América and Asia.

He has been a member of the Spanish National Orchestra for a two-year period and a different renowned orchestras such us Orchestra Reina Sofía, Chamber Orchestra of Madrid and many others, having played with them in various festivals under the baton of great conductors such as J. López Cobos, Miguel Angel Gómez Martínez, Früebeck de Burgos, A. Ros Marbá, Aldo Ceccato, Antoni Witt , Kurt Sanderling or M. Rostropovich among others.

He has been likewise hired as a Concertmaster to several string and Symphonic orchestras in Spain and abroad.

He also takes part in several chamber music groups that have an extensive agenda with concerts throughout Spain and abroad. His collaboration with Plural Ensamble, one of the most prestigious groups of contemporary music in Spain, is a highlight in his performance career. He has been co-founder of several ensembles such as Trío Artis, Manuel de Falla Piano Quartet and Areteia Quartet. Violin and piano literature remains as his favorite one within the chamber music world. Thus, he has played the complete Mozart`s Sonatas in four concerts, the complete Beethoven`s Sonatas in three concerts and the three Brahms`s Sonatas.

He has achavied great success as a soloist together with Daejeon Philarmonic Orchestra among others, playing some of the most representative great concertos written for violin:

F. Mendelsshon, P.I.Tchaikovsky, Concerto nº1 de Paganini, Vivaldi`s Four Seasons and many other concerts, J.S.Bach`s concertos for violin and two violins, J.S.Bach`s Brandemburg concertos, L.V. Beethoven`s Romanzas and many other pieces.

He has shared the stage with great musicians such as Sebastian Mariné, Alfonso Maribona, Daniel del Pino, Gerardo López Laguna, Dimitri van Halderen, Graham Jackson, Mariana Gurkova, Michal Dmochowski, Vadim Glazkov, Javier Albarés, Manuel Angulo, Asier Polo, Jesús Reina, Tibor Szasz, David Fons, David Quiggle, Paul Cortese, Frederieke Saeijs, Aitzol Iturriagagoitia, Iván Siso, Iván Cítera, Emil Rovner, Peter Bruns, Alberto Rosado, Gonzalo Manzanares, Avry Levitan, Fabián Panisello, Ana Alonso, Oliver Wille, and many more artists.

He has premiered and recorded numerous works for violin and viola by spanish contemporary composers, for VERSO label and R.N.E. One of the most challenging upcoming projects is the recording of the 24 Paganini´s Caprices, considered as the pinnacle of the violin literature of all times. Likewise the six sonatas for solo violin written by E. Ysaye stand out as an essential part of his repertoire.

Mr. García owns a wonderful modern instrument made especially for him by the famous luthier José María Lozano. He plays with an excellent bow made by Ch. N. Bazin.


Alfredo García Serrano, Spain - Madrid Lecturer International Violin Academy Hammelburg