collaborative pianist, musical director, researcher
Ricardo Gosalbo is a Spanish-French collaborative pianist, musical director and researcher. He works as a vocal coach at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and City Lit where he also teaches piano and harmony. A devoted champion of Spanish and Hispano-American music, Ricardo combines his duties as director of the Hispanic Music Series with his research on Spanish vocal music.
Ricardo works regularly with singers and has appeared at venues such as the Barbican Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Kings Place in London, the Chapelle Royale in Brussels, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Kulturpalast in Dresden and the Filharmonia Narodowa in Warsaw. He has also been featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘InTune’ and several Spanish national broadcasters.
A multifaceted music collaborator, Ricardo is a founding member of the Deco Ensemble, praised as ‘one of the UK’s foremost tango ensembles’, with whom he has released two albums. He has also worked extensively with contemporary dancers and choreographers, having performed with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and the Polish Dance Theatre.
Ricardo trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His mentors have included Eugene Asti, Iain Burnside, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Malcolm Martineau, Peter Schreier and Roger Vignoles. He has won several prizes, including the ‘Prix de Lied’ at the Concours International de chant-piano Nadia et Lili Boulanger, the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform and the Paul Hamburger Prize for voice and piano duo.