Alejandro Gómez Guillén, Music Director
He was selected to conduct public performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and B minor Mass at the Oregon Bach Festival, and he played with the Festivalensemble Stuttgart at prestigious venues throughout Germany, including a European premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s Messiah at the Rheingau Music Festival, and concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie under the baton of Helmuth Rilling. In March of 2012, he will tour Italy with the Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble of which he was concertmaster in 2011.
Born into a family of musicians, Alejandro began his musical studies under the direction of María Teresa Guillén and Julián Gómez. He studied violin with Jaime Guillén Martínez and Alfredo Hernández Becerra, and with renowned Suzuki pedagogue Olga Chamorro. He was a member and soloist of the Children’s Choir of Colombia and was enrolled in the Javeriana University pre-college music division in Bogota. He also studied conducting with Maestros Helmuth Rilling, Germán Gutiérrez, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Nicholas Carthy. He has 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.