Alberto Estébanez studied at the Pamplona Conservatory, but he already earned his money as a professional pianist from his seventeenth year onwards, accompanying the likes of Pablo Abraira, Paloma San Basilio, and Manolo Escobar. From the late 1980s onwards, he got involved in recording sessions, first as a keyboardist and later as a producer as well. He wrote arrangements for Julio Iglesias, La Década Prodigiosa, Serafín Zubiri, and, more recently, David Bisbal and Rafael Artesero. He composed many pop tracks with lyrics by Mikel Herzog. He is the producer and musical director of the Operación Triunfo casting show.
Alberto Estébanez composed the song ‘¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti?’, performed by Mikel Herzog, who also wrote the lyrics. It was the Spanish entry to the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest in Birmingham. Estébanez wrote a marvellous orchestral arrangement to this typical Mediterranean ballad and conducted the Eurovision orchestra in the live broadcast. Spain finished sixteenth.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Alberto Estébanez will be published on this website
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