Roberto Hidalgo has enthralled audiences with highly inventive programs that reflect his untrammeled curiosity towards the creative process behind each piece of music he performs. An enthusiastic advocate of new and seldom played music, his eclectic repertoire combines works by the great masters with those of lesser-known composers. Critics and audiences have hailed him as a pianist of “a profoundly analytical mind and tonal imagination” whose interpretations are imbued with “a deep emotional understanding of the music at hand.” Students and colleagues unanimously praise his outstanding career of more than twenty years, nourishing young musicians and fostering a lasting appreciation of the arduous yet beautiful craft of making music at the highest level.
He holds degrees from Mannes (BM, MM) and Manhattan School of Music (DMA) under the tutelage of the great pianist and pedagogue Mme. Nina Svetlanova.