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ALVARO M ROCHA

BIO
BY ADRIANA RUBIO
Photograph: Courtesy of Alvaro M Rocha’s Management

 
Alvaro M Rocha was born in 1975, in Ovar, Northern Portugal. He is musical by nature and at the early age of 4 Alvaro started his first walking steps into the music world at the Esmoriz Academy of Music. He received education in so many disciplines and different levels as he was introduced to learn and play a variety of instruments. And after 15 years of studies Alvaro M Rocha finished his formal training at the Academy. Soon after Alvaro jumped into learning more about analog and digital electronics and received complementary training in Audio Engineering in Paris and London.
 
Although most of Alvaro Rocha’s work has been hidden from the general public, there’re a number of projects that yes were made public and really are of high importance to cite:

2006 - The Beyond Piano Project
2004- Beijing Opening Concert- Jean Michel Jarre Remastered
1994 - Electricity

Alvaro M Rocha is currently introducing a single titled “Stay” to the public. It is available to listen online at his official website prior to his first official album “Debut” which is expected to be released in December 2012.

For further information on Alvaro Rocha’s full bio, previous and current work, music reviews and detailed description of his previous cited master pieces, please visit:

STAY

THE SINGLE BY
ALVARO M ROCHA
Review by Adriana Rubio


“Stay” is Alvaro M Rocha first single he openly shares with the public as an anticipation of his full CD titled “Debut” which is expected to be released in December 2012. 

Alvaro Rocha’s music has always been deeply influenced by Vangelis, Wagner and Jean Michel Jarre. His work is undoubtedly into the realms of classical tunes audaciously performed. The use of rare synths such as a Yamaha  CS80 which is a Vangelis trademark makes Alvaro’s work even more impressive.

“Stay” is a unique piece performed and produced by Alvaro M Rocha. Precisely and on top of it Alvaro provides a very pleasant music for the listeners’ ears even for those who are not familiar with his previous projects. “Stay” offers well done piano-key tunes, wild-wind sounds, guitars and soft female-breathing vocals. If the music of classical composer Tchaikovsky, especially the Nยบ 1 Concert for Piano and Orchestra is amongst your favorites, Alvaro’s “Stay” revives that kind of piano sound in a peculiar-creative way.  You won’t be disappointed.