Alejandro Gómez Guillén is currently Associate Conductor of the University of Colorado at Boulder Campus Orchestra, mentor and coach with the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, and Music Director of Cantabile. He has also been Associate Conductor of the Boulder Symphony, the Colorado Youth Philharmonia, and the Mountain View Chancel Choir, as well as having conducted the Javeriana Symphony Orchestra, the Spokane Youth Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the CU Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and has appeared as soloist with the Tolima Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Washington University Symphony.
He recently led the opera orchestra at Amherst Early Music Festival under Gary Thor Wedow and played in master classes for Stanley Ritchie. He also traveled to Germany and Italy to perform the B Minor Mass with Helmuth Rilling, and was one of the conductors chosen to conduct public concerts of the St. Matthew Passion, the B Minor Mass, and the Christmas Oratorio at the Oregon Bach Festival. Upcoming engagements include conducting at the Eighth Santander Choral Festival, and a residency with the Barrancabermeja Orchestra in Colombia, a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Off Broadway School of Fine Arts in Boulder, and a production of Nutcracker with the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale.
Alejandro is also passionate about his work with young musicians and has conducted the Encuentro Nacional de Orquestas Infantiles y Juveniles in Colombia and the Spokane Youth Symphony Sensational Summer Camp for the third consecutive year, as well as leading the Greater Boulder Youth Symphony. He performed with the Festivalensemble Stuttgart at prestigious venues throughout Germany, including European premieres of Sven-David Sandström’s Messiah at the Rheingau Music Festival, and Mozart’s C Minor Mass at the Lucerne Music Festival, as well as concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie under the baton of Helmuth Rilling. He was Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble Concertmaster in 2011 and he toured Italy with the same group in 2012, also under the baton of Helmuth Rilling.
Born into a family of musicians, Alejandro began his musical studies under the direction of his parents, María Teresa Guillén and Julián Gómez. He also studied conducting with Maestros Helmuth Rilling, Germán Gutiérrez, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Nicholas Carthy. Alejandro received a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance from Texas Christian University where he studied with Curt Thompson and Michael Shih, and a Dual Master’s degree in Violin Performance and Orchestral Conducting from the University of Colorado at Boulder with Judith Ingolfsson, Lina Bahn, and Gary Lewis. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Colorado at Boulder under the tutelage of Maestro Gary Lewis.