Pianist Alejandro Vela has performed in recital and with well-known orchestras around the world. He was first taught by his mother, in northern Mexico, then studied with Robert Avalon as a high school student in Houston, Texas. He then attended Juilliard, earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees under Yoheved Kaplinsky. Vela has returned often to Mexico to perform with many of the country's orchestras. He's also presented solo recitals in many locations, from Finland to Taiwan; appeared on television and radio in such diverse places as Japan, Canada, and Romania; and with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony. Vela has also collaborated with violinist Philippe Quint's tango ensemble, Quint Quintet.
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