ALEJANDRO GOMEZ GUILLEN - ACTING CONCERTMASTER & PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN
Conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén is in his third season as Artistic Director and Conductor of Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Also in his second season as Associate Conductor of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, he is Artistic Co-Director of Denver's Sphere Ensemble and served as Freeman Conducting Fellow with Chicago Sinfonietta. He previously served as Associate Conductor of Boulder Symphony and as Music Director of Cantabile.
Recent and upcoming activities include performances with Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Signature Symphony, SingFest Hong Kong, Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Weimarer Bachkantaten Akademie, ¡Canta, Bogotá Canta!, Santander Choral Festival, Cabrillo Festival, as well as a fellowship with SphinxConnect and a residency in his native Colombia with Batuta.
Committed to working with young artists, Alejandro has served as Assistant Professor of Music at Colorado Mesa University and Music Director of the Colorado Youth Philharmonia. He has led performances with Off Broadway School of Fine Arts in Boulder, Javeriana University Symphony Orchestra, Spokane Youth Symphony, as well as Colorado University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
An accomplished violinist on both modern and baroque instruments, Alejandro will lead Mozart and Haydn concertos from the violin in the current and upcoming season. He was concertmaster of Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Amherst Early Music Festival, and Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble, with which he toured Germany and Italy including performances at Rheingau Music Festival and Berlin Philharmonie. He recently returned to Oregon Bach Festival as a member of the Berwick Academy for Historical Performance.
Alejandro’s mentors include Gary Lewis, Helmuth Rilling, Matthew Halls, and Mei-Ann Chen. He holds DMA and MM degrees in conducting and violin performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a BM in violin performance from TCU.
When not playing, leading ensembles or reveling in the music of Bach, Alejandro spends his time singing, hiking, and making music with his wife, violinist Sarah Cranor.