"Vela plays with great emotion, sentiment, exceptional technique and elegance [Wandererfantasie Schubert]. The delicacy of Sposalizio [Liszt] is reflected with a sublime interpretation. Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets and Après une lecture de Dante sounded with great virtuosity and a profound musicality." — Classical Welt, Berlin Pianist Alejandro Vela has performed in recital and with well-known orchestras around the world. Solo recitals have brought him to prestigious venues in Finland, Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Germany, Ukraine, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. He was first taught by his mother, in northern Mexico, then studied with Robert Avalon as a high school student in Houston. He then attended Juilliard, earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees under Yoheved Kaplinsky. Alejandro Vela has returned often to Mexico to perform with many of the country's orchestras including the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, the Filarmónica del Estado de Querétaro, the Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez, the Camerata de Coahuila, the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto and with many American ones, including the Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Knoxville and York symphonies, as well as orchestras in Israel, Canada, Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic. Please visit www.alejandrovela.com for more information.