Alberto Favero was born in La Plata, Argentina, in a home of musicians. His father, Fermín Valentín Favero, a well-known music Maestro who founded the first academy of popular music and instruments in Argentina, and his mother, Elcira, a Soprano singer and music instructor, were his first teachers.
At 17, he was awarded the “New Talent Prize” by the Center for Specialized Studies in Jazz of Buenos Aires, directed by Walter Thiers.
Later on, he graduated with a special Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the Superior School of Fine Arts at the National University of La Plata.
He also obtained Degrees as Piano Professor and Composition Professor, both from the Faculty of Arts and Audio-visual Media from the National University of La Plata.
He studied composition, piano, and orchestration with renowned teachers, such as Luis Gianneo, Wilhem Graetzer, Alicia Terzián, Carlos Berardi, Nidia Berardi de Aragón, Ljerko Spiller, Earnest Epstein, Valdo Sciamarella, Enrique Gerardi, Edgar Willems and Marguerite Croptier, among others.
Alberto Favero’s production is remarkably diverse, and it has been reflected in a variety of musical fields. They can be grouped, however, in three main categories:
Composer, pianist and orchestra conductor. His musical production is multifaceted. It includes live performances in concerts and recitals as well as setting to music the works of well-known poets such as Pablo Neruda. He has composed original scores for musical theatre plays, and directed and supervised shows, musical comedies, operas, ballet, film, television, and multimedia content.
Setting poems to music (songwriting). Apart from his work upon the poetry Federico Garcia Lorca, it is worth to mention his over 20-year collaboration with poet Mario Benedetti. Their production includes several series such as “The Office Songs”, “Verses to Sing”, “Love and Heartbreak Songs”, “Noble and Sentimental Songs”, and the songs “Te quiero” and “Por que cantamos”, among others.
Musical Theater. He composed the original score for the piece “Eva”, written by Pedro Orgambide. He served as Music Director for many high-end productions of musicals in Argentina, Brasil, and Spain. Those include: ”Irma la Douce”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, “Les Miserables”, “Cabaret”, “Victor Victoria” “Sweeney Todd”, “End of the Rainbow” and “Rosita, the Spinster”, among others.
He has achieved strong recognition throughout his career and has been the recipient of multiple awards and prizes for his many contributions in the national and international cultural scene.
Alberto is currently collaborating with playwright and director John Lacey on the music supervision of his play “Gardel: The Tango Singer”, presented at the 2020 edition of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, as well as on the play “Love the Sorcerer”.