Alejandra Urrutia, the twenty-five year old Chilean violinist, has
captivated audiences by Rher pure tone and her musical sensitivityS (El
Sur). She was recently appointed the new concertmaster of the Conception
Symphony Orchestra, Chile. Alejandra has performed with the National
Symphony of Chile, National Youth Symphony of Chile, Columbus State
University Orchestra (USA) and Orquesta de Camara de Morelos (Mexico),
collaborating with conductors Wilfried Junge, Patricio Cobos, Rodolfo
Fischer, Bundit Ungrangrsee, L.Eugenio Urrutia, Kypros Marcou and Santiago
Meza. Her 2000-2001 season was highlighted by solo performances with the
Conception Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Young Players (IL), Orquesta
Filarmonica de Mendoza and the Orquesta de Camara de Cordoba (Argentina).
In addition, she gave master classes at the Carnegie Mellon, Butler and
Bradley Universities, and was a visiting professor at the Indiana
University of Pennsylvania and Mercyhurst College.
Born in Chile, Alejandra began her violin studies at the age of eight with
Patricio Damke. Soon after, she was awarded a scholarship to continue her
studies with Patricio Cobos at the Columbus State University. In 1995 she
moved to Michigan, where she received both MasterUs and Doctor of Musical
Arts Degrees under the instruction of Paul Kantor. Today, Alejandra is a
professor of violin at the Panamerican University in Edinburg, Texas, a
member of the Iris Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, TN and a founding member
of the contemporary Brave New Works ensemble.
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