Alejandro Larumbe Martínez is a multi-talented musician with a successful performing career in USA, New Zealand, and Mexico.
Alejandro is founder, music director, and violinist of ArcaSōnica, a chamber music collective that tours every year in Mexico performing and outreaching music to underprivileged communities, retirement homes, and indigenous communities, and providing clinics, masterclasses, and side-by-side concerts at music schools and youth orchestra programs. In addition, Alejandro performs reguarly as a violinist with the Midland Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Simphony, and Adrian Symphony.
An active conductor, Alejandro held the position of Assistant Conductor of the Rapides Symphony in the 2015-2016 season. In 2017 Alejandro won the most prestigious prize awarded by the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, the “Montblanc-Alondra de la Parra” scholarship. Some of his past conducting engagements include concerts with Proyecto Uremu of Honduras, Cinco de Mayo Chamber Orchestra of Puebla, Sinfonieta of the University of Nuevo Leon, Xalapa Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Ayala Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Chavez Symphony Orchestra, and LSU Symphony Orchestra.
Alejandro started his violin studies at age five in his native Veracruz at the Municipal Fine Arts School. He received a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Florida International University, and a masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting with Carlos Riazuelo at Louisiana State University. He has furthered his conducting studies at the Accademia Chigiana (Italy) with Gianluigi Gelmetti, Canford Summer School (England) with George Hurst, Pierre Monteux School with Michael Jinbo, and Conductors Retreat at Medomak with Kenneth Kiesler.