Isidro Albarreal is a passionate musician, specialised in early music and historical performance of the violin and viola, currently based in The Netherlands.
Born in Sevilla (Spain), he was accepted in 2012 into the Conservatorium van Amsterdam to complete his Bachelor degree in Baroque violin, studying with Sophie Gent, Shunske Sato and Cornelis Koelmans. He also studied chamber music with Ton Koopman, Alfredo Bernardini, Pieter van Heyghen, Jed Wentz, Menno van Delft and Eduardo López Banzo; baroque viola with Jane Rogers; and orchestral playing with Sigiswald Kuijken, Giulio Prandi, Paul Dombrecht, Robert Levin and Richard Egarr. Moreover, he participated in masterclasses with Amandine Beyer, Rachel Podger, Lucy van Dael, Bojan Cicic, as well as teachers from the Juilliard School of New York, Robert Mealy and Cynthia Roberts.
In 2017 he won a scholarship from the Asociación de Amigos de la Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, what led him to work with Kristin von der Goltz, Rodolfo Richter, Jacques Ogg and Eduardo López Banzo.
Isidro currently plays with such baroque ensembles as Concerto Köln, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Bremer Barockorchester, La Chimera - Eduardo Egüez, Florilegium Musicum, Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands and Amsterdam Corelli Collective, awarding him the opportunity to work with conductors like Enrico Onofri and Riccardo Minasi.
With them he has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Muziekgebouw aan’t Ij, Concertgebouw van Amsterdam, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Teatro de la Maestranza and the chapel of the Royal Palace in Madrid, as well as in festivals such as the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, MA Brugge Festival, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro of Madrid, Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla, Festival d'Ambronay, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik.
To this day, Isidro has given concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Slovenia and Japan.
Isidro´s passion for baroque music and composition led him to win the 'Viktor Kalabis Prize' & 'Prima la musica! Prize' in the 3rd edition of Ruzickova Composition Competition 2022 with his piece ''El Gorrión''.