Roberto Berrocal began his piano studies in his native Bilbao, in the Basque country of Spain. During a Master Class at the University of Deusto in 1996, he was invited to study at the College of Charleston by Uruguayan pianist Enrique Graf. During that time, he received First Prize in many piano competitions and made his debut as a soloist with orchestra at age 18, performing the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Metropolitan Community Orchestra. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 2000 having received the Award for Excellence in Piano and Outstanding Student Award. Before entering the New England Conservatory of Music, he traveled to Madrid to study with the renowned pianist Joaquín Soriano and was hired by the Cinema Academy “Quince de Octubre” in Barcelona to compose the soundtrack for the short movie “Nunca es Domingo” (It’s Never Sunday).
Roberto graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance as one of three winners of the Blütner Foundation Piano Competition. He also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano focusing in opera, studying with the renowned pianist and conductor John Moriarty. Roberto is the Founding Artistic Director of the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series where his vision is to bring the finest artists from around the world to perform in an intimate setting.