Lecturer in Music
Rocío Sevares is a musician and pianist. She has been playing the piano since she was 5 years old. She has three degrees from the Superior Conservatory of Music (Oviedo-Spain) in Piano, Chamber Music and Musical Language, Transposition and Accompaniment. She moved to Hungary and she studied as a postgraduate in Piano and Pedagogy at Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Semmelweiss College in Budapest. She also started as a composer at International Music School Prince of Asturias and premiered her first work in 1999. She studied Musicals Analysis at Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), Piano Pedagogy at Alcalá de Henares University and Complutense University Madrid. She received lessons of the pianists: Luís Vázquez del Fresno, Kemenes András, Wagner Rita, Graham Jackson, Humberto Quagliata, Antonio Baciero, Dreide O’Donohue, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Josep Colom Georgi Fedorenko and Luís M. Carmona, pianist and composer for Theatre Institute of Barcelona. Rocío stands out for her versatility and she currently works in many different styles and fields of music. She has performed as a soloist and in Chamber Music ensembles in Europe and Spain. She has formed a duo with the Colombian soprano Ángela Cayuela and Moldovan violinist Xènia Gogu. She worked for institutions such as the Orchestra and Choir de la Comunidad de Madrid, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), Madrid Conservatory, Education Institute of Barcelona (IMEB), Liceu (Barcelona). She is an accompanist for Juventudes Musicales de España and Codarts Rotterdam. She has taught at Santa Cecilia, Alcalá de Henares Music School, Sant Andreu Music School and worked in musicals and productions for Boomerang TV, Opera and Spanish Light Opera. Since 2004 she collaborated as a dance pianist for Royal Academy of Dancing and she currently plays for dance master class and courses with internacional dancers. She was postgraduated in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education by Rose Bruford College and achieved the status of Fellow of the HEA in 2019.