Recently appointed Principal Keyboard in the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Alex Maynegre-Torra enjoys a versatile career as collaborative pianist, solo performer and music editor. Maynegre-Torra has been working as collaborative pianist at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas in Austin since 2010.
Active also in summer music festivals, he has been on the piano accompanying staff of the renowned Meadowmount School of Music in NY from 2008 to 2013. He has also held positions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Hartt School in Hartford, CT.
Prizewinner in several competitions in the United States and Spain, Maynegre-Torra has appeared in concert with violinist Joseph Silverstein, cellist Lynn Harrell, violist Sheila Browne, flutist Tadeu Coelho, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, trumpeter Nathaniel Mayfield and the Emerson String Quartet, among others. As a soloist, he appeared with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut.
Maynegre-Torra also has a deep interest in revising standard piano reductions for instrumental concerto scores. In 2013 OvationPress published his piano reduction of Schelomo by Ernest Bloch. The original reduction of this piece is known in the field as one of the most impractical scores to read and to play.
Maynegre-Torra holds degrees from the “Conservatori del Liceu” in Barcelona, the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he completed his DMA in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Anne Epperson. His other teachers include Enric Torra, Luiz de Moura Castro and Dr. David Westfall.
He currently lives in Austin with his wife Beth and sons Òscar and Fèlix.