Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Alex Alarcón Fabre has been recognized as a great interpreter and promoter of the piano repertoire by composers from Ecuador. He is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Music in Quito (Piano Performance), the Technical University of Manabí (Piano Performance) and University of Cuenca (Master of Musical Research and Music Pedagogy)
His professors include Hugo Gianinni (Chile), Angela Rouchanian (Armenia) y Bertha Brito (Ecuador), a student of the famous French professor Monique Dechaussees, who studied with Alfred Cortot and Edwin Fisher. His studies of chamber music and Ecuadorian music were conducted with composer and professor Gerardo Guevara Viteri (a student of Nadia Boulanger).
The pianist keeps an intense artistic schedule as a solo recitalist and a Chamber Music interpreter, and he adds to his credits a significant number of vocal recitals accompanying some of most upcoming singers of Ecuador. He has played in the most prestigious concert halls around his country, and has participated in many national and international music festivals. Festival of Young Talents, MACC and Music, The Middle of the World International Flute Festival, the International Festival of Sacral Music, the Festival of Ecuadorian Pianists, the Middle of the World International Strings Festival, the Franz Liszt International Strings Festival, the “Quito Middle of the World” International Clarinet Festival, the Homage to Claudio Aizaga Festival, the Homage to Gerardo Guevara Festival, the Tribute to Piazzolla, the Inter-American Piano Festival of Cal-State Stanislaus, the First International Symposium on Latin American Music. Virginia Tech, the 21st Century Music of Ecuadorian Composers Festival. The International tribute to Father Antonio Soler, The Festival of Chamber Music House of Ecuadorian Culture, and the XII Ecuadorian Festival of Contemporary Music.
Alex Alarcon has participated as Soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music in Quito, Symphony Orchestra of the La Merced Conservatory in Ambato, “Sol de Noviembre” Symphony Orchestra .Alarcon collaborated with pianists Boris Cepeda and Eduardo Florencia in recording the piano works of composer Juan Pablo Muñoz Sanz. He also recorded works by Luis Humberto Salgado with the Symphonic Ensemble Quito 6 as well as Piano Music by Ecuadorian Composers and Clasicos de Siempre Ecuador. In doing so, He collaborated with the finest musicologist researching the lives and works of these composers.
He was a professor of piano and member of the Symphonic Orchestra of Quito’s Superior National Conservatory of Music, a pianist with the Symphonic Youth Orchestra Foundation of Ecuador (FOSJE) a pianist at Sucre National Theater, Quito 6 Symphonic Ensemble and a pianist of the Camerata of the House of Ecuadorian Culture.
“He has a deep knowledge of piano which he has shown in his interpretations as a soloist and in chamber music…”
“…Alex Alarcón, one of the great young virtuoso musicians of our country.”
Diario El Norte