Álvaro Bertrand was born in Barcelona where he studied piano and flute at the Alicia de Larrocha Music Academy. He later went to the United States to further his musical education.
His composition teachers include Vincent Persichetti at the Juilliard School and Hugo Weisgall at Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Since the completion of his academic training, Mr. Bertrand has been teaching Composition and Electronic Music Technology at the University of Minnesota at St. Cloud, Long Island University in New York and at Miami International university of Arts and Design in Miami, Florida. Upon his recent return to Spain he has been teaching courses of Musical Composition applied to the Audiovisual and Scenic Media in the Conservatori Superior del Liceu de Barcelona.
His catalog includes choral music and chamber works, many compositions for solo instruments, band, orchestra and also ballets.