Alejandro Rivas Pinto
Alejandro Rivas Pinto has obtained a Master of Music at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is Bachelor of Arts with Mention in Musical Interpretation. Title of Performer with Mention in Saxophone, Universidad de Chile. He studied in the Chair of Saxophone of the Master Miguel Villafruela in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile where he is titled with Maximum Distinction.
He completed a Master of Music in Classical Saxophone with an emphasis on Jazz Saxophone at the Utrechts Conservatorium in the Netherlands with professors Johan van der Linden and Marc Scholten.
He is a member and co-founder of outstanding chamber music groups: Auros Saxophone Duo and the Cuarteto de Saxofones Oriente, which is a Resident Ensemble of the Music Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
Winner of the Pulsar Prize with the Mecha group. Winner of two projects of the Directorate of Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Chile for international tours to China, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland and Greece.
It has been presented at the Meet in Beijing festivals in China; Lima International Contemporary Music Festival ERART; Cusco International Wind Festival; Sonamos Latin America Festival in Ciudad Juárez; Agrinio Jazz Festival, Literature Festival in Athens LEA and Kalamata Jazz Festival in Greece; Jazz to the street in Uruguay as well as in different versions of the International Festival of Contemporary Music of the University of Chile; International Festival of Contemporary Music of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; International Festival of Contemporary Music MUSICAHORA in La Serena and the International Festival of Contemporary Music Darwin Vargas in Valparaíso.
He has also performed at important venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Doelen in Rotterdam, Vredenburg in Utrecht and the Cervantes Institutes in Utrecht, Warsaw and Tokyo.
He is currently a professor of the Chair of Saxophone at the University Academy of Christian Humanism, the Musical Academy of Extension of the University of Chile and the Liceo Experimental Artístico de Santiago.