A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, major in Jazz Composition/Arranging with piano as her principal instrument, Socorro de Castro studied with jazz greats such as Dean Earl, Bob Winter, Ray Santisi, Gary Burton, and Herb Pomeroy. She also studied Film Scoring at UCLA.
Originally from the Philippines, and now a California resident, multi-keyboard awardee Socorro was composer/arranger/producer/musical director/piano accompanist for such top artists of the country as Fourplay, Apo Hiking Society, Gary Valenciano, Kuh Ledesma, Joey Albert, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Sharon Cuneta, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez and like Regine Velasquez, Ariel Rivera, Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid, Jose Mari Chan, Ai Ai de las Alas, Aiza Sequera, Bubble Gang, the Hunks, and more.
Her musical styles draw from a wide range of influences like classical, jazz, Latin/Brazilian, pop, folk, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Original Pop Music (OPM) and others.
Since the '90s, Socorro runs Landsberg Music Productions with husband, producer/keyboardist Norman Landsberg, providing songwriting, composition, arranging, album productions, musical direction, live performances. Her husband is also part of America's top piano duo, Landsberg & Yount and Manny Moka, a Latin Funk Jazz band featuring some of bay area's top musicians including some members from the band, SANTANA. They also had the distinction of producing one of the country's sought-after songwriters, Pinky Valdez' gospel/Christian album, SANDALWOOD. Socorro also wrote singer/songwriter Ogie Alcasid's first English hit song, "HELLO" and the Centennial Song, "HERE WE ARE" for her alma mater, College of the Holy Spirit Manila in 2013. A SF Bay Area jazz musician, Socorro performs locally and abroad including various International jazz festivals, like the 2008 3rd Philippine International Jazz Festival in Manila with an array of international jazz artists including Lee Ritenour and Omar Sosa, and the 2013 8th Philippine International Festival Solo Piano Night with Tom Lyddon and GRAMMY-nominated Eldar Djangirov, and with her jazz trio performed at the 2009 2nd Annual SF Philippine-American Jazz Festival. She was the musical director of the Filipino Women's Network (FWN) production of award-winning playwright Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues from 2004-2007 in San Francisco and in NY in 2006 for the 10th anniversary of the show. She and husband, Norman, have performed constantly as guest artists with the world-famous Kruger Brothers at the Bluegrass Festival, "Carolina in the Fall" along with country, bluegrass, folk music legends of the country. In 2013, she was one of the TOP 100 AWARDEES of her alma mater, College of the Holy Spirit, Manila, on the occasion of the school's centennial celebration. She, along with her husband, also joined a roster of top jazz artists in Manila at the JAM FOR JAPAN Fundraising Concert for the earthquake relief in Japan. She is currently working on a new cd of original music and other projects. Her instrumental single entitled "The Audacity of Hope", a tribute to President Barack Obama, is available on cdbaby.com, amazon.com, and iTunes joining her original album, "SOCORRO" on lamp88 records.