Bio

ALEJANDRA SANDOVAL

lyric coloratura soprano                                                                                     Français 

First Prizewinner at the Montreal- Quebec XIII CONCOURS D’INTERPRÉTATION DE MUSIQUE TCHÈQUE ET SLOVAQUE 2015, soprano Alejandra Sandoval is also the winner of the XXIV. National Singing Competition “Carlo Morelli” 2006, held in Mexico City at the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico´s most important competition. She won the third prize at the National Singing Competition “Opera of San Miguel” in June 2009.

In 2016 Alejandra gave her debut at the Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, as Madama Cortese in Giacchino Rossini’s “Il viaggio a Reims”.
Recent engagements include Norina in Don Pasquale, (Camerata de Coahuila), Violetta in La Traviata (Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes and the Teatro del Bicentenario in Leon), Mimi in La Boheme (State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra), Donna Anna (Symphony Orchestra Ciudad Juarez) and a series of performances of Carmina Burana at the International Festival Cervantino.

She has performed with the Teatro Bicentenario Leon, the Orchestra of the Teatro de Bellas Artes, the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico City, the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the UNAM (OFUNAM), the Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra, the Michoacán Symphony, Camerata of Coahuila, Juárez City Symphony, and others.

Alejandra has appeared in various international festivals like the “International Festival Cervantino” in Guanajuato and the “Festival del Centro Historico” in Mexico City.

In 2012 Alejandra toured Belorussia´s major cities on a recital series with the Russian-born pianist Alexandr Pashkov. In December 2012/ January 2013 she toured China´s major cities like Beijing, Guangzhou and Macao as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the State Mexico under conductor Enrique Batiz, where she sung Villa-Lobos´s Bachianas Brasileiras N°5 in China´s most important concert halls like the National Performing Arts Centre in Beijing and the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou. By invitation of the University of Arizona she gave a solo recital in Tucson in October 2014.

Alejandra worked in México with renowned conductors, such as Arthur Fagen, Enrique Batiz, Rogelio Riojas, Ivan Lopez, Lanfranco Maceletti, Yoav Talmi, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, John Goldwin, Ramón Shade, among others.

Alejandra was a semifinalist in several international competitions: “Hans Gabor Belvedere” Vienna (Austria 2007), Concurso de Canto “Francisco Viñas” Barcelona (España 2007), “Iris Adam Corradetti” de Padova (Italia 2004), Concorso Internazionale “Toti dal Monte” en Treviso (Italia 2005), “Ciudad de Trujillo” en Peru (2001).

Born in the city of Irapuato in Guanajuato, Alejandra Sandoval completed her Licenciatura of Music at the School of Music of the University of Guanajuato in 2005. She has studied and attended master classes with renowned singers and international opera teachers, such as Dunja Vejzovic, Francisco Araiza, Graciela Araya, Abbie Furmansky, Rogelio Riojas, Kamal Khan, Stefano Lovato, Silvano Zabeo, Bárbara Lorey, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, Laurel Miller, Isir Almaguer and others.
She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Montreal, Quebec.