Recognized as one of Latin America's most talented
artists, Roberto Bravo began his studies at the Consevatorio Nacional
de Santiago with Rudolf Lehman, and continued in New York with Claudio
Arrau. Later on he continued his musical career at the Warsaw
Conservatory, the Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow, and in London
with Maria Curcio. Winner of numerous national prizes and seven
international competitions in Europe and the USA, Bravo's concert
career has brought him success in the five continents.
Roberto Bravo has performed in the most significant concert halls of
Europe and America. There are included: Carnegie Hall (New York), Place
des Arts (Montreal), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Palau de la Musica
(Barcelona), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Schauspielhaus (Berlin),
National Theatre (Dublin), Teresa Carreño (Caracas), Philarmonie
(Warsaw), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), Kennedy Center
(Washington), Glenn Gould (Toronto), and the National Arts Center
He has worked with numerous internationally renowned conductors
together with The Berlin Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of
London, and the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, Dresden, Caracas, Sao
Paulo, Quito, Lima and Santiago.
Roberto Bravo has recorded an extensive catalog, among which stand
Grieg's Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1, both
recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. He has also
recorded albums dedicated to Chopin, Liszt and Schumann, as well as to
Spanish, Latin American, popular Chilean and South American composers.
His most recent works include a CD dedicated to some of history's most
memorable movies, including 'The Mission', 'Il Postino' and
'Schindler's List', and the acclaimed Bravo/Piazzolla recording, which
includes a selection of music by the famed Argentinean composer Astor
He has also recorded for the most important European radio and
television networks like BBC, Radio Nacional de España, France Musique
and ABC Australia, as well as for many of the most important South
Bravo's career has included a broad range of musical styles in addition
to his classical training. He values all aspects of popular music,
literature and poetry in their pursuit of liberating the human soul. In
this way he takes music to all listeners, regardless of whether they
are musically educated, or people with little or no access to the
classical music's world. He has brought music to miners, farmers, the
poor, the Mapuche Indians, to the Chilean Antarctic territory personnel
and the Easter Island residents in the South Pacific.
Numerous national figures of the Chilean cultural scene joined Bravo in
creating the "Roberto Bravo Foundation" to support promising new
talents via scholarships, sponsorships, courses and seminars abroad.
In 1990 the Chilean democratic government designated him Honorary
Cultural Ambassador. In 1995 the Tunisian government awarded him the
Ordre Commendateur des Arts and in the same year he was awarded the
Chilean National Peace Prize.
Roberto Bravo regularly teaches courses and master classes in American
universities and European conservatories.
October 2009 Artist in residence of the Liberal Arts program at the Andrés Bello University in Chile.