Working with the most important ensembles and figures in both classical and pop music, Alexandra Arrieche possesses and innate talent for moving adeptly between musical genres. Alexandra commands a wide range of musical leadership skills, engaging a wide range of audiences and communities joyfully and with resounding success. These qualities distinguish Alexandra as one of the most unique and exciting conductors of her generation.
Alexandra was appointed Music Director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and has elevated the arts scene of the Nevada Vegas Valley with her exciting, community-sensitive programing. Her creative collaborations between music and other art forms including culinary, dance, and visual art forms has brought new life to the Henderson arts community. Under Alexandra’s leadership, the Henderson Symphony Orchestra has become one of the few orchestras in the country that offers a free concert season in addition to a slate of energetic community youth outreach programs.
In 2015 Alexandra was invited to conduct the European Emmy Award-winning Night of the Proms. Due the overwhelming success, Alexandra was engaged as the Antwerp Philharmonic and NOTP’s principal conductor, and production company member. Alexandra collaborates regularly with pop music icons such as Bryan Ferry, Simple Minds, Al McKay (Earth Wind and Fire), The Pointer Sisters, Natasha Bedingfield, Chaka Kahn, Suzanne Vega, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Peter Cetera (Chicago), Alan Parsons and John Miles.
As a guest conductor Alexandra has appeared with some of the finest orchestras on three continents including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Classical Music Institute, the Sarasota Orchestra, OFUNAM (Mexico) and Mexico National Orchestra, Filarmed (Colombia), and the Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre (Brazil).
Recent collaborations include a series of recordings with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic featuring Brazilian Music arranged by Roeland Jacobs, including the album “Saudade”, winner of the 2020 Edison Prize in Netherlands, considered the Dutch Grammys.
Alexandra has also collaborated with and championed new works by some of the finest composers of our generation including Jennifer Higdon, Mason Bates, Clarice Assad, Kevin Putz, Anna Clyne, John Adams, James Macmillan, Michael Daugherty, John Corgliano, Christopher Rouse, and Jennifer Bellor.
Alexandra developed a Conducting Studio in Brazil in 2015 to address the lack of opportunity for conductors in her home country. This program was expanded into a highly successful international program in collaboration with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra in 2019.
Alexandra won the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship in 2011 and the Baltimore Symphony Conducting Fellowship in 2012. Alexandra subsequently served as a conducting assistant to Maestra Marin Alsop at the Baltimore Symphony, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Alexandra attended the most prestigious Music Festivals such as Aspen and Campos do Jordão, and was also mentored by Gustav Meier at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Harold Farberman at the Bard Conservatory of Music.