Bio Roberto

Heterodox percussionist interested in avant-garde art, new forms of communication as well as their implementation in the sound-musical creation of our time.


Based in between Copenhagen and Basel, where he studied with Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene; as well as with the improviser Fred Frith. 


He has participated in several European festivals such as IMPULS (Graz), Donaueschingen or Darmstadt. He has been part of the program “Young Artists Promises” of the ULYSSES Program (IRCAM). In the current season he will be present at the Manifeste Festival, Wien Modern or MaerzMusik.


His main projects are reConvert project, with the percussionist Lorenzo Colombo, or the recent y-band, where they propose an aesthetic and conceptual review of the current panorama of musical creation. He is also the artistic co-director of the nomadic music platform CONTAINER.


It is really important the close relationship and work with composers for the development of new repertoire. Some of his current and upcoming collaborations include Simon Steen-Andersen, Michael Maierhof, Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, Luciano Azzigotti, Fernando Manassero, Ricardo Eizirik, Andreas Frank and Manuel Rodríguez-Valenzuela. This work is part of his solo project [expandING_percussion]. Concepts such as co-creation, percussion, multi-instrumentalist or a/v; dialogue naturally. This project was awarded with the INJUVE Youth Creation Award 2017.


At the same time Roberto has received distinctions from the Certamen Intercentros Melónamo, the BOG Musik-Stiftung or the Palau de la Música Catalana. He has also given workshops for composers and instrumentalists at the Conservatori Superior de Música Liceu in Barcelona.


He has collaborated with various ensembles such as Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Recherche, Collegium Novum Zürich, Basel Sinfonietta or Ensemble Lemniscate.