Maurizio Arroyo Reyes was born in Bogotá (Colombia) in 1997. At the age of eight he began his piano studies in Spain at the prestigious Father Antonio Soler Integrated Music Center in San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid) under the tutelage of Professor FE del Campo. In 2015 he completed his studies at the center, having specialised in Piano and won the BEST PIANIST award in his graduating class.
Since 2016 Maurizio has been a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the class of Professor Fali Pavri. Having graduated with distinction in June 2020, he is now in the Masters program at the RCS studying with Prof. Pavri and Sasa Donaldson. Maurizio has been privileged to have master classes with other renowned pianists such as Miguel Baselga, Pascal Nemirovski, Graeme McNaught, Aaron Shorr, Petras Geniušas, Roy Howat, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Michael Lewin, Elena Orovio and Christian Ihle Hadland, who have deeply enriched his artistic and musical growth in the course of his professional career.
Maurizio Arroyo Reyes is a prize winner in many piano competitions including The Musicians’ Company Carnwath Scholarship for piano (UK 2020), First Prize – Governors Recital Prize for Keyboard inc. the William Leslie Meikle Piano Prize (Glasgow, 2020), First Prize – Louis Carus Duo Ensemble (Glasgow, 2019), First Prize – Fothergill (Glasgow, 2019), Second Prize – Cavatina Intercollegiate Contest ( London, 2019) and Third Prize – International Piano Competition “Little Great Pianists” (Sigüenza, 2012). In 2018, he made the honors list at the Alfas del Pi Music Festival. That same year, he debuted as a piano soloist with the Glasgow Symphony Orchestra for its Christmas Concert. Shortly afterwards, he was selected to perform a concerto with the RCS Symphony Orchestra.
Maurizio Arroyo Reyes is also an accomplished chamber musician and his exciting duo partnership with the cellist Madelyn Kowalski has won many prizes and led to numerous prestigious concert engagements. In 2021, they will give their debut recital for the BBC on Radio 3.
Maurizio also collaborates as a volunteer in social activities sponsored by organisations such as the Musicians in Action Foundation, which have enabled him to take his music to hospitals in Madrid and Glasgow. Thanks to these activities he has been able to immerse himself in the world of music therapy.
Charismatic and musically detailed, Maurizio Arroyo Reyes seeks the connection between body, mind and spirit to achieve a greater projection of the message that he transmits through his music.