Sergio Bernal BIO (English)

Sergio Bernal

Sergio Bernal was born in Zaragoza. He is an active soloist, chamber musician, lied and opera accompanist. He studied under the tutelage of excellent pianists and pedagogues such as Luiz de Moura Castro, Carles Marqués and Mª Pilar Armijo, and he is also strongly influenced by Pedro Carboné, György Sandor, Mª Jesús Crespo, Ewa Kornichewska and André de Groote. Bernal graduated and earned the highest academic awards in piano, chamber music, music pedagogy, solmization, music theory, transposition and accompaniment at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Zaragoza and later at the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona. He received a scholarship based on his academic merits by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and extended his education/musical training in the “Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel”, where he obtained the 1st and 2nd Piano Master Degree.

Bernal was awarded the “I Beca de Piano Luis Galve”, which allowed Bernal to receive advice and guidance from the acclaimed Aragonese pianist. He also was awarded the extraordinary end-of-course prize bestowed by CAI for Chamber Music. Bernal received from “El País” an important Grant for professional improvement in 2001.

On an international level, between 1998 and 2004 Bernal collaborated with the Ecole Européene de Perfectionament de Chant Lyrique (Brussels).

Associate tacher from 2000 to 2004 at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Orihuela (Alicante) as a teacher of piano and chamber music, he also is the president of the Association “Collegium Musicum” and musical director of the Music International Course “Ciudad de Orihuela”. Associate teacher of chamber music and piano from 2004 to 2020 at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Zaragoza. Currently, Bernal is professor at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA), combining his educational work with performing and researching. Master in Musical Searching and Performing by the “Universidad Internacional de Valencia” and Ph studies at the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” and «Universidad de Zaragoza». He is the author of articles on music (Music for and by Children Journal, Learning Styles Review or Classical Music in a Changing World) and the book entitled Valtorres Música y Tradición an in-depth research book into ethnomusicology sponsored by the government of Aragon and Institución «Fernando el Católico».

Bernal is a member of Dúo Francés-Bernal and Manebae Piano Duo, and he performs with other musicians on a regular basis, developing an intense and fruitful activity in the field of chamber music. He has given courses on piano and chamber music, imparting master classes and participating in the “Festival and Stage de Musique Farnieres” (Bélgica) with solo piano recitals and chamber music performances.

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