Alexandra Arrieche

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The Brazilian-born Alexandra Arrieche worked with orchestras in North America, Europe, and her native South America, and has received numerous awards for her conducting, including the 2011 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, which was founded by Marin Alsop.

Arrieche was invited as a teenager to study composition with renowned Spanish composer Cristobal Halffter. After studying composition she decided to focus in Conducting, her first conducting teacher was Roberto Tibiriçá in São Paulo. She has also participated in master classes with Kurt Masur, Fabio Mechetti, Johannes Schlaefli, Hugh Wolf, Apo Hsu, Cliff Colnot and Robert Spano.

In 2007, Ms. Arrieche won the University of São Paulo Orchestra conducting competition and became the Assistant Conductor of one of Brazil's finest orchestras, a position that she held until 2010 when she came to the USA.

Motivated by the lack of opportunities for young Brazilian conductors to work with native orchestras, Arrieche planned and organized a series of workshops for Brazilian conductors in 2009. In the same year Maestro Fabio Mechetti cited Arrieche as "one of the best Brazilian Conductors of the new generation". In 2010, she was offered a place in Maestro Harold Farberman's conducting master class and a scholarship to Bard College.

Recently she was named the Baltimore Symphony - Peabody Conductor Fellow and has being mentored by Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier.