Carlos Bollo

Carlos Bollo

Born in Mugardos (Galicia, Spain), Carlos Bollo (2000) was fascinated by Music from a very young age.

He studied the Professional Piano Degree at the Conservatorio Xan Viaño of Ferrol, graduating in 2018 with Honours in Piano and Improvisation.

Since that same year, he has been studying at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen (The Netherlands), where he graduated in 2022 in Organ (under the tutelage of Erwin Wiersinga, Sietze de Vries and, until 2021, Theo Jellema) and Piano (with Nata Tsvereli), finishing his degree studies in both instruments summa cum laude.

As part of her academic curriculum, he also studied fortepiano with Paul Komen and harpsichord and basso continuo with Johan Hoffman.

He also received master classes from pianists such as Boris Berman and organists such as Wolfgang Zerer and Michel Bouvard. Thanks to his activity as a liturgical organist in his homeland and in Groningen he developed as a skilled improviser. He has recently been awarded at the 5th Francisco Salinas Organ Competition in Burgos, Spain, with the First Prize and with the “Montserrat Torrent” Prince. From November 2023, he is also the Titular Organist of the Cathedral of Mondoñedo (Lugo, Spain).

He is currently studying for a master’s degree in organ at the Groningen Conservatory, specialising in improvisation with Sietze de Vries and in repertoire with Erwin Wiersinga.

1

Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland.

N. Bruhns

2

Toccata in C.

J. S. Bach, BWV 564-1

3

Excerpt from an improvisation on the theme of the Magnificat.

4

Improvisation on God Save The King.

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