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Alejandra Torres

Alejandra Torres was the first female Latin American violinist to become a member of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic, an orchestra famous for the unique beauty of its sound, setting it apart from all other such ensembles. Few women have been accepted as members. According to Alejandra, the journey was a long but enriching one: “It was my life’s dream as a classical musician, now I’m ready for another stage in my life“.

Alejandra has had the opportunity to get to know and share the stage with artists and Grammy Award winners such as Roberto Quintero (Venezuela), Danilo Perez (Panama), Hector Martignon (Colombia), and Luciana Souza (Brazil). Internationally Alejandra has performed with Stoyan Yankoulov (Bulgaria), Mamadou Diabate (Burkina Faso), Sabri Tulug Tirpan (Turkey), Bertl Mayer (Austria), Davy Honnet (France), Nikola Stanosevic (Serbia), the singers SuCh (Haiti/US), Poli Genova (Bulgaria), Sandra Sandoval (Panama) as well as many others. Alejandra was part of the production team of the "Normas" Album, nominated for "Best Latin Jazz Album" in the Latin Grammy Awards of 2014 and of the "The Blue Road" album, where she was violinist and Production Manager, which was awarded three gold medals in the 2016 Global Music Award in the US.

She has been a director of the association for Education, Art and Integration, a group dedicated to organizing concerts to unify the different races of the world. She organized three consecutive concerts (in 2014, 2015 and 2016) for the celebration of the International Jazz Day, supported by the Jazz legend Herbie Hancock on the piano. These concerts were performed in the Austrian Alps and were highly successful, even though the region is not typically associated with this kind of music. In the world of jazz, Alejandra had performed in Vienna Concert House - Mozart Hall, Jazz Fest Vienna (Austria), Audi Forum Ingolstadt (Germany), Jazz Plaza Havana International Festival (Cuba), North City Jazz & Blues Festival (Kosovo), Open Jazz Fest (Slovakia), Int'l Jazz Festival Bansko (Bulgaria), Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia), Apollonia Arts Festival (Bulgaria), Brunnenhof Munich Residence (Germany), Printemps Musical Festival (Luxembourg), World Theater Moscow (Rusia), Diligentia Theater The Hague (Netherlands), ORF Radio Kulturhaus in Vienna (Austria), Ronacher Vienna (Austria), Blue Note Jazz Club Poznan (Polen), Panama Jazz Festival (Panama), etc.

In 2017 Alejandra is rededicating herself to her project: "Alejandra Torres" – a time of discovery, growth, creativity. As a solo musician, with her great talent as a violinist, singer and manager, now is the time for her to explore new musical horizons, combining classical music, Jazz, Latin Jazz with her Colombian and Latin American roots.

On the 18th September 2017 Alejandra released her new album “Renacer” under her own label “Alejandra Torres Music”, in collaboration with her co-producer, the percussionist Roberto Quintero (Venezuela) - winner of 22 Grammys, the pianist, composer, arranger and producer Günther Brück (Germany) – assistant director of the Jazz Department at the University of Music in Graz, Austria, the renowned acoustic bassist Peter Herbert (Austria), and the sound engineer Georg O. Luksch (Austria), who added the final touches to the production. In September 2017 Alejandra was invited to perform as principal violinist with the Chamber Orchestra of Zagreb (Croatia) at the 9th Festival Maxima, organized by the violinist and Artistic Director Mladen Dervenkar. On the 9th November 2017 Alejandra celebrated the release of her new album "Renacer" with a live concert at Feistritz Castle in Styria, Austria.

Alejandra had the honor of being an International Volunteer at the renowned Panama Jazz Festival, which took placed on the15th- 20th January 2018. The Festival was directed by the well-known Panamanian pianist, Danilo Perez and his wife, and executive producer of the Festival, Patricia Perez. Alejandra was one of the teachers in the “Classic Music Exchange” program. She was also a violinist in the Global Big Band, directed by Bill Dobbins, at the Festival’s Gala Concert on the 17th January in the Teatro Anayansi-Atlapa. She appeared with Danilo Perez, 2008 Grammy-winner Luciana Souza, other recognized Panamanian artists Samy and Sandra Sandoval, and Jazz legends Wayne Shorter, the bass-guitarist John Patitucci and the percussionist Brian Blade.